THABAZIMBI – The Lovelife initiative promotes healthy, HIV-free living amongst South African teenagers.
Organised under the auspices of the Lovelife Trust, Lovelife combines a sustained high powered multi-media campaign with nationwide community-level outreach and support programmes for youth. Lovelife’s programmes are implemented by a National Youth Volunteer Service Corps known as Groundbreakers in partnership with community-based non-government organisations, schools and Government Clinics across South Africa.
Lovelife aims at reducing the spread of HIV/Aids, teenage pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. Their hope is to eradicate barriers experienced in the communities such as degrading, stigmatizing, discriminating and isolating others on the basis of their HIV status, race, gender and so forth. They help people to access information through their programmes and promote love, dignity, respect, informed choices and share responsibilities. Their ultimate goal is to see a HIV free generation.
They urge the youth to volunteer at Lovelife so that they can be equipped with skills that would be efficient to their lives. They target the youth aged between 18 – 25 years to make their mark in their respective communities. Lovelife Thabazimbi is based at Thabazimbi Town Clinic in Hibiscus Street. For more information contact Lovelife Groundbreakers, Frans Matjila on 071 522 7313 or Edward Sokutyifa on 079 375 6138.