Thogomelo Project: Orphans and Other Children Made Vulnerable by HIV and AIDS—Caregiver and Child Protection Training

In 2008, the South African National Department of Social Development initiated the Thogomelo project with the support of the United States Agency for International Development. PATH and Mott MacDonald Development South Africa (MM) (previously known as Health and Development Africa) managed the project, whose fundamental goal is to strengthen South Africa’s capacity to care for its community caregivers (CCGs) and to protect vulnerable children. The Thogomelo project aims to ensure the emotional well-being of CCGs, who form the backbone of community-based support to vulnerable children and others in need of care.

Publication date: June 2017

Available materials

    1. Welcome to the Supportive Supervision Skills Development Program 4.1 MB PDF
    2. Year Nine: Final Task Order Report 1 MB PDF
    3. Case Study of Emerging Good Practice 6.5 MB PDF
    4. Communication Protocol Tool 1.2 MB PDF
    5. Training Costing Model 10.5 MB PDF
    6. A Resource Guide for Community Caregivers [Afrikaans, English, and Sotho] 12.5 MB ZIP

      Zip file includes the resource guide in the following languages: Afrikaans, English, and Sotho.

    7. Learner Manual 13.1 MB PDF
    8. Learner Workbook 1: Thogomelo Psychosocial Support Skills Development Programme for Community Caregivers 4.9 MB PDF
    9. Learner Workbook 1: The Thogomelo Child Protection Skills Development Programme for Supervisors of Community Caregivers (and Other Child-Caring Occupations) 6.8 MB PDF
    10. Facilitator Notebook Dividers 78.8 KB PDF
    11. Practical Workbook 1: Thogomelo Psychosocial Support Skills Development Programme for Community Caregivers 762.6 KB PDF
    12. Study Guide: Psychosocial Support Skills Development Programme for Community Caregivers 14.8 MB PDF
    13. Learner Workbook 2: Thogomelo Psychosocial Support Skills Development Programme for Community Caregivers 5.4 MB PDF
    14. Practical Workbook 2: Thogomelo Psychosocial Support Skills Development Programme for Community Caregivers 762.3 KB PDF
    15. A Resource Guide for Community Caregivers [Venda, Xhosa, and Zulu] 12.4 MB ZIP

      Zip file includes the resource guide in the following languages: Venda, Xhosa, and Zulu.

    16. Learner Workbook 2: The Thogomelo Child Protection Skills Development Programme for Supervisors of Community Caregivers (and Other Child-Caring Occupations) 10.1 MB PDF
    17. Thogomelo Project [project brief] 160.9 KB PDF
    18. Welcome to the Thogomelo Child Protection Skills Development Program 4.2 MB PDF
    19. Welcome to the Thogomelo Psychosocial Support Skills Development Program 5.5 MB PDF
    20. Consolidated Report of the Rapid Assessment Phase 3.9 MB PDF
    21. Facilitator Guide—Supportive Supervision Skills Development Program for Supervisors of Community Caregivers [body copy] 8.9 MB PDF
    22. Facilitator Guide—Supportive Supervision Skills Development Program for Supervisors of Community Caregivers [spine] 832.1 KB PDF
    23. Facilitator Guide—Supportive Supervision Skills Development Program for Supervisors of Community Caregivers [front cover] 1.2 MB PDF
    24. Facilitator Guide—Supportive Supervision Skills Development Program for Supervisors of Community Caregivers [back cover] 329.2 KB PDF
    25. Learner Manual—Thogomelo Supportive Supervision Skills Development Program for Supervisors of Community Caregivers [body copy-part 1]
    26. Learner Manual—Thogomelo Supportive Supervision Skills Development Program for Supervisors of Community Caregivers [front cover] 1.3 MB PDF
    27. Learner Manual—Thogomelo Supportive Supervision Skills Development Program for Supervisors of Community Caregivers [front matter] 6.5 MB PDF
    28. Learner Orientation Pack—Supportive Supervision Skills Development Program for Supervisors of Community Caregivers [perforated die cut folder] 971.9 KB PDF
    29. Learner Orientation Pack—Thogomelo Child Protection Skills Development Program for Supervisors of Community Caregivers [perforated die cut folder] 664.3 KB PDF
    30. Learner Orientation Pack—Psychosocial Support Skills Development Program for Community Caregivers [perforated die cut folder] 972.1 KB PDF
    31. Learner Workbook 1: Thogomelo Supportive Supervision Skills Development Program for Supervisors of Community Caregivers 5.7 MB PDF
    32. Learner Workbook 2 (Self-Study Workbook): Thogomelo Supportive Supervision Skills Development Program for Supervisors of Community Caregivers 6.5 MB PDF
    33. Mandla: Male Community Caregivers Support Children and Families [poster] 10.9 MB PDF
    34. Materials Utilisation: Guidelines for the Thogomelo Skills Development Programs 2.8 MB PDF
    35. Practical Workbook 1: Thogomelo Supportive Supervision Skills Development Program for Supervisors of Community Caregivers 5.7 MB PDF
    36. Practical Workbook 2: Thogomelo Supportive Supervision Skills Development Program for Supervisors of Community Caregivers 6.6 MB PDF
    37. Provincial Implementation Status: Eastern Cape 1.8 MB PDF
    38. Provincial Implementation Status: Free State 2 MB PDF
    39. The Tracking of Occupational Development of Thogomelo Learners Study: Final Report 1.1 MB PDF
    40. Learner Manual—Thogomelo Supportive Supervision Skills Development Program for Supervisors of Community Caregivers [body copy-part 2]
    41. Provincial Implementation Status: Gauteng 1.9 MB PDF
    42. Provincial Implementation Status: Kwazulu-Natal 2 MB PDF
    43. Provincial Implementation Status: Limpopo 2.1 MB PDF
    44. Provincial Implementation Status: Mpumalanga 2.2 MB PDF
    45. Provincial Implementation Status: North West 2 MB PDF
    46. Provincial Implementation Status: Northern Cape 2.1 MB PDF
    47. Provincial Implementation Status: Western Cape 2 MB PDF
    48. Study Guide: Supportive Supervision Skills Development Program for Community Caregivers 10.3 MB PDF
    49. The Department of Social Development Comprehensive HIV and AIDS, TB, and STI Strategy [summary booklet] 480.2 KB PDF
    50. A Child in the River of Life [poster] 6.7 MB PDF
    51. Supporting Adults Who Support Orphans: There Is a Way [poster] 3.5 MB PDF
    52. Accredited Curricula [poster] 2.8 MB PDF
    53. Responding to Children Providing Services to Children Through the Continuum of Care [poster] 7 MB PDF
    54. Caring for Orphans and Vulnerable Children—Lessons Learnt in Bridging the Skills-Gap for Community Caregivers in South Africa [poster] 3.4 MB PDF
    55. Circles of Support [poster] 11.2 MB PDF
    56. Gugu Community Caregivers Assist in Rural and Urban Areas [poster] 17.7 MB PDF
    57. Impacting Community Caregivers at All Levels [poster] 11.1 MB PDF
    58. The Boiling Pot: Understanding Stress [poster] 7.3 MB PDF
    59. The Tree of Life [poster] 15.3 MB PDF
    60. The Wheel of Life [poster] 9.1 MB PDF
    61. Thogomelo Innovative Ways [poster] 3.6 MB PDF
    62. Thogomelo Training [poster] 3.4 MB PDF
    63. Wheel of Psychosocial Well-Being [poster] 5.9 MB PDF
    64. The Thogomelo Project [poster] 10.1 MB PDF