Projects > Community Care Centres


Background Information

The Association is active in the Umdoni and Vulamehlo local municipalities, Ugu District on the South Coast of KwaZulu Natal in South Africa.  Overall our work is carried out in four broad geographical areas.  In each area we are attempting to establish a Community Care Centre to provide a base for community health education and wellness activities.


During the past year Scottburgh Rotary has completed the renovations of the main building with major funding from the Rotary Clubs of Basingstoke in the UK (see photo gallery).  With funding from the Miriam Dean Foundation the Centre became operational in November 2009 under the management of a very active local committee. Contributions were also received from Downham Market Rotary Club towards renovation of the sewerage system. 


Amandawe Community Care Centre will be a hub of activity dispensing help to people affected and infected by HIV/AIDS and TB in their homesteads; reducing HIV stigma and preventing new infections; stabilizing public life and confidence through the presence of the SAPS satellite police station.


The Amandawe Community Care Centre will provide prevention, treatment and care health services to the community to improve welfare of people living in Amandawe and nearby areas.


 The following are the Aims and Objectives:

  • Administer the project and its activates

  • Provide a site for Homes Based Care activities

  • Provide HIV education and TB Counselling

  • Provide and satellite police station which will support the community

  • Establish support groups and provide for social interaction and get-together of the community

  • Provide a soup kitchen for the needy

  • Assist OVC access services

  • Provide a facility for the Man to Man project

  • Create a permaculture garden

  • Involve the Youth in sport and projects.

The Centre has applied for registration as an NPO.  An NPO number will go a long way towards applying for funding for the payment of certain bills.   Fundraising initiatives are in full swing, the Steering Committee being a driving force behind them.   The Support Groups have pledged a 5% levy system to the Executive Committee on any profits their projects make.

The Community are already benefitting from having a Home Based Care within the community.  Also of benefit is the part time HIV counselling service and SAPS satellite station.

The Craft Group and permaculture gardeners meet weekly and are showing good progress.

 Amandawe Community Centre Interior

Ms KV Msomi, Cilla Puth and the sewing group in the Amandawe Community Centre.

Amandawe Community Centre Exterior