We Make It Easy to Help Others
About Our Foundation
1000 Hills Community Helpers, located in the heart of Durban, is a charitable foundation dedicated to helping those in need. With the dedication of our volunteers, staff members, and partners, we strive to improve the lives of everyone who needs help within the community. Contact us to see what you can do to bring about positive change.
1000 HILLS KITCHEN & FEEDING SCHEME
Here at 1000HCH we have a fully operational kitchen that serves up to 1200 meals per day. Two nutritious meals are prepared per day ensuring our children and community are well fed. Our greatest thanks goes to our wonderful kitchen staff who so lovingly prepare these meals. We have a wonderful team. We are so blessed. We also have an after school care programme where we feed the children of the community. A healthy and nutritious meal is prepared and the children are sent home with sandwiches and fruit. Not only does our feeding scheme full hungry tummies, it too helps those who are Infected with HIV/AIDS as we ensure those individuals are well looked after and eating the correct way.
A massive thank you to KFC ADD HOPE for your continued support in the running of our kitchen and feeding scheme.
"Your R2 fills children with hope, so they can learn, grow and thrive."
1000 HILLS SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
Our Skills Development Centre has become a hub of hope for many in the community to use their time in a constructive way. Every Monday and Wednesday we run our classes, where we teach sewing, fabric painting and making of crafts. The items made by the community are then sold in our craft shop and a portion of the sales goes back to the community members, giving them the opportunity to be entrepreneurs.
Many hours goes into making these beautiful crafts which our community is so proud of. If you are interested in visiting our craft shop or wish to order any products please feel free to contact us for more information.
You can also check out our 1000 Hills Craft Page on our website for a closer look into what we make.
1000 HILLS PRIMARY HEALTHCARE CLINIC
Our primary healthcare clinic runs five days a week, 7am until 4pm. We have a resident Sister and Doctor available at the clinic during the week and in case of emergencies during the week and weekends.
Mondays and Wednesdays is clinic day for the elderly, Tuesdays are Infant/children nutrition and clinic days, Thursdays is open clinic days open when our complete medical volunteer staff come up to the centre and give a helping hand and Fridays is when our HIV/AIDS support group gather and receive medication and spiritual counselling.
To date our new clinic has seen thousands of patients from the local community. This includes infants, children, men, women, and the elderly. Much emphasis has been placed on education, especially regarding issues related to HIV/AIDS such as nutrition, hygiene, STD's, family planning, etc.
We have a fully equipped 4x4 ambulance donated by Rotary International manned by qualified medical staff on the ready 24 hours/7 days a week for emergency callouts.
If it were not for our clinic and ambulance many lives would have been lost.
1000 HILLS COUNCELLING SERVICES
We are fortunate to have our Counselling Psychologist Sally John who has been working at the centre since January 2012.
Since the beginning of 2013, Dr. John has counselled, written court reports and grant motivation reports for 248 patients. A significant number of patients have obtained government grants which are helping to sustain families and support children and adults with intellectual impairments. Children are enabled to attend special schools with these grants.
1000 HILLS SUPPORT GROUPS
HIV/TB SUPPORT GROUPS
& CARE FOR THE ELDERLY
On Wednesdays we run our TB support group for those who are infected where we provide guidance and support. Fridays we have our HIV support groups where we give advise on staying healthy and ensure that those who are infected are receiving the correct advise and medical attention.
Mondays are our support group for the elderly where we come together to assist them with anything they may need. Our group of volunteers provide different services to the elderly such as teaching handwork to educate them about their chronic diseases and assisting in the management of these diseases.
1000 HILLS COMMUNITY HELPERS SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
We at 1000 Hills continue to work closely with the department of social development on HIV and AIDS programmes. We have 29 community care givers (CCG'S) and 4 supervisors who are receiving a monthly stipend from the department. The CCG'S work 5 days a week doing community outreach home-visits, identifying orphans and vulnerable children, assisting those who are sick or in need of a community care giver. Each CCG is entitled to do 3 home visits per day resulting to 15 home visits a month each. The CCG'S meet at the centre monthly where they submit their monthly reports to the department of education.
We are pleased to say that the department is giving us 20 monthly food parcels to give to the destitute families and vulnerable children as well as school uniforms and monthly contributions to our expenses.
1000 HILLS COMPUTER ROOM
Computer Literacy & Training
Here at 1000 Hills we offer short courses in computer literacy that covers the essentials needed in todays world including Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word and Powerpoint. Giving our students the opportunity to find jobs as we strive to increase the employment rate here in the Inchanga and surrounding areas.
The computer room is also available to those in the community for research on any school projects for example, and for others printing of CV's, photocopying etc.