In 2021, Irish charity SERVE worked with 11 partners in 8 countries. In Ireland, we also launched a new volunteering programme and a SDG education programme for schools. Despite the pandemic, SERVE has received generous public donations to continue its work that contributes to the Global Goals.
Tapologo is a pioneering project within South Africa and focuses on the challenge of HIV/AIDS and healthcare within squatter camps. SERVE have partnered with Tapologo since 2005.
Tapologo provides holistic care and support to thousands of families affected by HIV/AIDS since 1993. The four components of their programme are:
(1) Community Based Outreach Programme, including Home Based Care
(2) Anti Retro Viral Programme (ARV)
(3) Orphan & Vulnerable Children Programme (OVC)
(4) Hospice facility for the terminally ill
Over 7,000 patients have benefitted from the Outreach Programme since 2001. The ARV Programme has over 3,800 patient files.
The OVC Programme streams have provided holistic care to over 700 OVC and the Hospice Unit has given dignified care to over 1,000 people since 2004.