by North Gauteng Mental Health
2020 and 2021 has not been a good year for a lot of Organisations working with communities, COVID-19 has really affected how we as an NGO provide services to our beneficiaries. The pandemic has opened a huge gap on the resources that we have and the communities we service. The supply is very low but the demand is growing every day.
However in the mist of all the challenges that the organisation has had to deal with in the past year and present, the organisation has been able to provide food parcels to a number of community members through its community development project in Memelodi and Soshanguve. This was done in collaborations with the Department of Social Development, the organisation’s board of directors and a community based organisation called Lekgotla La Kagisano.
Social workers were also providing social services in the seven office in their demarcated communities, even though the pandemic affected the normal way of working with the communities. In the past year to present most of our work is done telephonically and online, a number of public education event were conducted on our social media pages and some were done physically with the adherent to the restrictions and regulations set by the country’s command counsel.