Thank You

Thank You

4 May 2015

Sinekamva Care-Centre

The process on the extension to my office is taking shape. I am trusting that by month end all will be completed and the care-centre up and running. As the photos reveal, people have been so generous in providing Sinekamva’s Care-Centre with clothing and baby necessities. 
Sinekamva wants to express our appreciation for your generosity in support of this project. Your personal commitment is incredibly helpful and allows us to reach our vision of assisting needy patients that need care and love. Your donation of clothing and baby accessories helps us stock a clothing/necessity care centre which is centred on dignity-based solutions to poverty, without making patients feel needy. Every item of clothing that is offered through our centre will be thoroughly washed to provide the most dignified experience. The reality is that many patients arrive and leave HH with only the clothes on their backs – some without even the necessary toiletries. The Care-Centre creates the platform for identified patients to “shop” (free-of-charge) and select an item of clothing, thus giving them dignity/empowerment instead of a hand-out. Your assistance means so much the the patients of the Helderberg Hospital. 
Sinekamva wants to personally thank Seain for helping me sort through the bags of clothing.

Presently we are still requiring the following two necessities to enhance the purpose of the Care-Centre:
* Basic Toilet packs (tooth brush, tooth paste, face-cloth, bar of soap)
* White plastic coat hangers (this will be used to hang all the clothing in the Care-Centre).
If you would like to donate any of the above items or clothing, please contact me to arrange.

Currently, I am assisting with the Clinical Pastoral Care (CPE) program that is being administrated through the Christian Brothers Centre in Stellenbosch. CPE is professional education for ministry. It trains clergy, religious and laity persons in pastoral care  -  out of an intense involvement with persons in need, and the feedback from peers and supervisors, the students develop new awareness of themselves as persons and of the needs of those to whom they minister. From theological reflection on specific human situations, they gain new understanding of the human situation. Within the interdisciplinary team process of helping persons, they develop skills in interpersonal and interprofessional relationships. CPE is a method and standard of training that is well established in all five Continents. The focus is not on text books and lectures, but upon disciplined and supervised reflection on real life experiences with people who are hurting - what we call the living human document.  

2015 holds exciting times in her hand for Sinekamva, I trust that our journey together will be an adventure that God honours and blesses, as Sinekamva fulfills her mission - to provide pastoral care to hospitalised patients, their families and their carers in a professional, passionate and caring manner by focussing on whole person care—body, mind, and spirit.