Pilot Project: 1000 Hills Community Helpers
The 1000 Hills Community Helpers project was
established by Dawn Leppan in 1989 by starting up a community
In response to the needs of the community, Dawn made an urgent
appeal for help to constructed its own community care comprising a
health and wellness clinic, children’s infirmary, education and
development facility, to be known as “Ikhaya Lo Thando” ("Home of
"Our initial goal is to create a facility in the Inchanga area
in the form of a Child Development Centre & Outreach Centre which
will provide- Medical care in the form of a clinic staffed by
nurses trained in specialised HIV/Aids care in partnership with
Dawn Leppan - Founder
Dawn Lepan with Charisahealth's Terry Wild
CharisHealth Wellness accepted the challenge!:
By establishing and
equiping training facilities, and providing advanced
teaching technology, software, and materials.
By arranging training for
staff recruited from the local community as Nursing Assistants;
and operational planning of the new clinc, wellness clinic,
childrens infirmary and other facilites.
activities: TV, Newspapers, Banks, Etc.
Completed in 2008, “Ikhaya Lo Thando” continues
to provide essential services to the local community.