UpLIFT a Life, a family, a community
LIFT currently runs several projects that focus on health. We run workshops to teach vocational and life skills. We support children with special needs, and vulnerable women.
We ask for donations of goods and materials. These can be delivered to the MoreletaKerk at 1353 De Villebois Mareuil Dr, Pretoria East during Monday to Thursday: 08:00-19:00 and Friday: 08:00-15:00
Street Medicine Project
The Woodlane Village Clinic started on 8 February 2017 in cooperation with the University of Pretoria (UP). The Clinic is part of the COPC (Community Oriented Primary Care) project that UP has in cooperation with the Department of Health in informal settlements.
UP supplies a medical doctor and Dietician and 6 Community Health Workers (CHW), who serve at the clinic every Wednesday morning from 7:30 to 12:30. LIFT employs 2 CHW’s as well as a medical sister that provides a family planning service for the women of the two villages on Thursday mornings from 8:00 to 11:00 at the Woodlane Village Clinic. …Read More… or watch this video to find out how it all started.
LIFT receives a lot of second-hand clothing, kitchen articles, toys etc with which 30 welfare organisations are supported. The extra stock is sold on Fridays from 9:00 to 12:00 at the Moreleta Park Church Community Store to the residents of Woodlane Village at a very affordable price.
Woodlane Village Women that help with the LIFT projects also receive tokens with which they can buy clothing at the store.
The funds from the sales are used to buy non-perishable food for 25 of these organisations. You can donate your second hand, usable articles to LIFT by bringing them to the Community Store.
The store is located at the church address: 1353 De Villebois Mareuil Drive, Moreleta Park, PTA.
Baby Bag Project
Pregnant women are encouraged to attend birth classes presented by the LIFT medical sister. Subjects such as birth and what to expect, breastfeeding, and other important information are covered. LIFT motivates the women to attend the classes by giving them a baby bag with the necessities for post-natal care. The content of the bag includes New Born diapers, surgical spirits, cotton wool, maternity pads, baby bum cream, baby wipes, aqueous cream, baby soap, washcloth, baby blanket, baby grow, feeding bottle and a soft toy.
Baby and Mommy Classes
On Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00 to 10:00, FEB to OCT Francis and her helpers give classes to moms and their babies. We will start on the 8th of Feb with Sr. Adele who has volunteered to do the baby CPR class. Classes cover baby massage, how to play with your baby, feeding and sleeping advice and supporting moms with postpartum depression.