We are very happy that recently we have been able to launch a new Mobile Medical Clinic in Tembisa Township. Thanks to our partners Contribute and Philips, Rhiza Babuyile was able to open the 5th clinic of its kind, on the road.
For the community this is something entirely new. And for people to get accustomed to having the Mobile Clinic around, and to take the step to visit, we have started the outreach programme. The Mobile Clinic will be on the road in the township three times a week, and position in three different locations there. This way people get used to the idea and it will increase accessibility to care and consultation, plus it will help us determine which location will be the best position to drive to on a daily basis in the future. At night, or when not in use, the facility is parked on our office premises in Randburg.
The services of the Clinic are provided to mother and child first of all. The personnel consists of a nurse specialized in maternity care, an assistant and a receptionist who is also the driver. The staff helps the women patients with family planning, overall health check ups, ultrasound scans and swab tests. The Clinic has a crucial role in revealing cervical cancer so it can be treated in time. Children who come to the clinic will receive overall healthcare and checkups. We expect to be able to treat 7.500 patients annually.
Thanks to our partners Contribute and Philips for their contribution!
The school building project at Mfuom in Ghana is almost complete. There will be three new classrooms and a canteen. Currently the buildings are being painted, in the Rhiza colours. More children will be able to go to school soon!
Tembisa is a large township near Johannesburg where more than 468.000 people live. In 2017 Rhiza was invited to present our plan Sustainable Johannesburg for Contribute Foundation. The presentation went really well. Our mission and the way we wish to achieve our goals corresponds fully with Contribute's vision.
In recent years we have implemented various of our pillars in South Africa and Ghana. And now we are ready for our biggest partnership up till now. The Sustainable Johannesburg project consists of the implementing four programmes: education, basic healthcare, vocational training and entrepreneurship. Through this project, each year 20.000 people will benefit directly and 100.000 people will benefit indirectly.
We will launch a mobile clinic in Tembisa providing mother and child care, a business hub where 100 young entrepreneurs can work, four nursery schools with room for 100 children each and a skills center which provides vocational training for unemployed youths and young adults up till 35 years.
We can implement our complete Rhiza Cycle in Tembisa. After a certain time we start our exit strategy and the people will be able to be independent, self-sustaining and take care of their own promising future.
We are extremely proud and grateful for the fantastic opportunity which Contribute Foundation provides us with and we are very pleased that Contribute believes in Rhiza's mission. 2 weeks from now on April 13 the mobile clinic which is now being completed in the factory will start operating in the township. We are building the business hub and recruiting people two work within the programmes. A huge thank you to Contribute Foundation for our partnership in the next three years!