The SA Red Cross Soweto branch is based in 3191 Malachi Street, Rockville, Soweto and is led by Ms Mantshadi Moralo.
The SA Red Cross is aware of the unemployment rate that is currently facing South Africa. Therefore SA Red Cross has Grannies Club where older engage in a sewing project and many other projects.Training is been provided by local dressmakers to equip them with basic sewing skills. They sew tracksuits, work uniforms, chair backs and tablecloths which are then hired out for functions. This project has created employment and enhanced sewing skills in the community. The income generated from the Sewing project is used to sustain the project, meet some of the expenses and help the vulnerable in the community.
Soweto also has integrated HIV and TB programme The Integrated HIV and Tuberculosis programme addresses:
2.Provision of quality community based care and treatment services.
3.Reduction of stigma and discrimination.
4.Household economic security and livelihoods.
Why should I give?
Giving does not only take your money away, it has health advantages. Here are some of the possible benefits of giving.
- Giving makes you feel happy. Your brain’s pleasure circuits are stimulated by acts of charity and release “good feeling” chemicals such as endorphins, which give you a sense of euphoria, and oxytocin, which promotes tranquility and inner peace.
- Giving is good for your health. Stress is the catalyst for many known health issues. Giving has been proven to decrease blood pressure and reduce stress. This reduction promotes longer life and better health.
- Giving promotes social connection.Studies show that when you give to others, your generosity is often continued down the line to someone else, or returned to you. This strengthens our ties to each other.
- Giving is contagious.When one person gives, it inspires others to do the same
Like many other branches the branch offers First Aid Skills Program tranining which enables them learners to demonstrate an understanding of elementary scene management, demonstrate an understanding of elementary anatomy and physiology, assess an emergency situation , apply First Aid procedures to a life-threatening situation and treat common injuries. This enables learners to perform CPU during medical emergency.
Red Cross the courses are available to the public and are accredited by HWSETA.
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