LL/CL Community Based Volunteers dedicate their time,effort and skills to help and make a difference in the community to the less privellaged and vulnerable individuals.the team is comprised of +- 60 skilled facilitators and counselors in the following four (4) regions:Khomas;Okavango;Hardap and North central(Oshana and Ohangwena) to change harmful social,family and gender norms inorder to improve health and resilience and to reduce conflict,violence and risky sexual behaviours .Basically the LL/CL volunteer operates to:
To identify areas with high prevalence rate in hard to reach areas in terms of acces health facilities and services(information).Identification is the foundation of the mandate an is crucial in the beginning .To identify vulnerable target groups mainly focusing on vulnerable adolescents aged 14-18 primarily girls;Vulnerable youth aged 19-24 primarily young women; Parents of Vulnerable adolescents and Adults aged 25 and above.Identify PEOPLE LIVING with HIV(PLHIV) and promote and encourage adherence,positive living and prevention to re-infection as well as raise awareness on Behaviours Risky to their health and to implement prevention strategies.
This phase focuses on the effective implementation of prevention programmes,encourage behavior change,parenting skills,creating a safe environment in schools and the community at large it is the largest phase community based work.Skilled facilitators focus on the following programmes o curriculum:
- SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR CHANGE and COMMUNICATION
- POSITIVE PARENTING
- SAFE COMMUNITY
- SAFE SCHOOL
- ONSITE VOLUNTARY COUNSELLING and TESTING(VCT)
- CARE AND SUPPORT
- TELEPHONE and FACE TO FACE COUNSELLING
LifeLine/ChildLine works in collaboration with other organizations and Government,if we are unable to provide the relevant service to the beneficiary we link to other service to the relevant service providers.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
Overall the LL/CL mandate as a welfare organization is safer,healthier,more resilient children,families and communities in Namibia and community based workers need to implement these norms by empowering community members with knowledge and provide the necessary services.