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South Africa Region

There are Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart from eight countries working in the Diocese of Tzaneen, Limpopo Province in the far north of South Africa. The Diocese is bordered by Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. Our mission is to bring Christ's love and compassion to those suffering - the sick - especially those affected by HIV/Aids, the orphans, the refugees, the poor, the homeless and the vulnerable.         

Dwars River Mission

 OLSH Overseas Aid (AUD)  Year
 $32,148  2014
 $40,000  2013
 $69,000  2012
 $55,180  2011
 $25,000  2010
 $27,300  2009

Bakhita Village provides a place of safety for girl children at risk, either having been orphaned or vulnerable as a result of HIV/Aids. Donations towards the cost of providing for the needs of the girls are gratefully received.

St Brendan's is a Catholic Boarding and Day Secondary School.

The Sisters are involved in:

  • Education
  • Pastoral Care
  • Staff Development
  • Poverty Alleviation
  • Food Gardens

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Nzhelele

 OLSH Overseas Aid (AUD)  Year
 $10,000  2014
 $23,000  2013
 $24,500  2012
 $20,000  2011
 $22,700  2010
 $16,400  2009

The Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart working in Nzhelele are involved in:

  • Health Ministry with daily clinic
  • Home-based Care and Anti-Retroviral Treatment
  • Administration
  • Post-School Education
  • Youth Work

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Ofcolaco - OLSH Sisters Holy Family Care Centre

 OLSH Overseas Aid (AUD)  Year
 $26,855  2014
 $24,000  2013
 $25,054  2012
 $37,000 View Annual Report,
 mentioning awards won
 2011
 $39,644  2010
 $18,000  2009

Holy Family provides an award-winning home in Ofcolaco for vulnerable children - especially those suffering from HIV/Aids. The children are referred by social workers, local hospitals and the children's court. There are about seventy children being cared for - some are babies and are often very ill when they arrive, almost all orphaned and many having been abused or abandoned. Sisters are involved in:

  • Health care and psycho-social support of children
  • Administration and review of Anti-Retroviral (ART) and TB treatment for children
  • Educational programs and liaison with the local schools attended by the children
  • Outdoor activities and holiday programs

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Tzaneen

 OLSH Overseas Aid (AUD)  Year
 $71,175  2014
 $77,962  2013
 $70,140  2012
 $90,000  2011
 $64,048  2010
 $56,800  2009

These are the main areas in which the Sisters in Tzaneen are involved:

  • Health Ministry: Mobile Clinics, Anti-Retroviral Treatment Program, Pathology reports/ drug orders etc.
  • Support for the Carers
  • Ametur Program: Education, Skills Training, Poverty Alleviation (orphans, poor, refugees)

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