SOHO works to improve the lives of orphans and vulnerable children of child headed households in communities devastated by HIV/AIDS, through programs that work to heal, educate, feed, parent, and nurture.
SOHO coordinates organized group trips with volunteers who address basic health needs. Individuals involved with the service are volunteer health professionals, and university students of medical and health related studies.
SOHO runs a preschool at The Welcome Place in Mhlosheni, and provides education support for children through Child Sponsorship. The sponsorship of individual children and families provide the means necessary to pay for school fees and uniforms.
Food is provided to orphans and vulnerable children at The Welcome Place in Mhlosheni, and SOHO’s newest site in Nhlambeni. “Food Parcels” are distributed to homesteads with children in need. Food-related services include the development of HhoHho Farm. At The Welcome Place, gardening education offers hands on experience for orphans and vulnerable children to plant and harvest from their own small garden plots.
Food is a necessity, and children of child headed households are susceptible to hunger and malnutrition. Read a story about feeding.
SOHO Granny Nannies is a new service provided through Child Sponsorship. A Gogo is paid for through sponsorship to act as a surrogate parent in the homestead of a child headed household at risk of abuse.
Learn more about Granny Nanny’s and Child Sponsorship