Helping each other to help others

2007-12-20 00:00

WHILE Ntombi Mkhize went about making tea and cleaning the offices at Project Accept, she kept a keen eye on what was happening around her. She dared to imagine herself as a member of one of the multi-skilled voluntary counselling and testing (VCT) teams that set out every day with a caravan to encourage people in the area to test for HIV/Aids.

In her new position, Mkhize joins a 50-strong team of young people whose collective ability to meet HIV testing and counselling targets in an area marked by fierce stigma around the disease has recently drawn the attention of the HSRC in the form of the Ubuntu Award.

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