The 22 FANS provided support to over 80 orphans and vulnerable children from 42 homes and ran numerous programmes including maths and science tutoring, life skills development, HIV AIDS, support for care givers, cricket, soccer, volleyball, netball, dancing, drama, youth group, vegetable gardens, FAN development and assisting men to overcome substance abuse.
Over 1,000 learners benefitted from our tutoring programme in the 3 high schools in Bophelong
Dealing with delinquent behaviour
Some of the cases we dealt with were nothing short of tragic. One of the households had a fourteen-year old boy whose mother had five children with four different men and had died the year before from AIDS. The only adult in the house was an ailing grandmother who had no control whatsoever over the children. The young boy and a group of his friends were alleged to have repeatedly raped his half-sister who was twelve years old at the time. He was involved in a range of delinquent behaviours such as theft, vandalism, and substance abuse. We allocated one of the older, wiser FANS to the home and began to gain an understanding of the dynamics that drove him and saw a substantial shift in his behaviour.
In 2015 we unfortunately had to end the programme due to a lack of funding.