The vision of Duduza is to see orphaned and vulnerable children, infected and affected by HIV/AIDS, restored to a place of permanency where they can identify a significant other and develop into everything that God has for them.
Duduza has changed from being a children’s shelter to a more open and far-reaching community project seeking to identify and support orphans infected or affected by HIV/AIDS. Operating alongside a number of foster mothers around the city, Duduza is looking to develop in its new role to help more children than ever. Since its inception and through its previous form, Duduza has cared for and protected over 60 children.
Our priorities are
Healthcare and access to Anti-Retroviral Treatments
Access to education and child development
Training and empowerment of foster parents
Adoption and reintegration
The vision of Project Gateway is to see churches mobilised in the areas of education and training, care and sustainable livelihoods, and to provide a model and resource base for the city of Pietermaritzburg and its surrounds. Project Gateway has always been intended as a ‘Gateway’ both in and out for projects and individuals and in line with this, Duduza, a ministry of NCFChurch, has decided to establish itself as an independent project and leave through the ‘Gateway’ to allow others in so that they can also be mentored and developed. Therefore, in April 2009, Duduza moved from the care of Project Gateway to the sole care of NCFChurch . It is a prime example of a project that has grown, been nurtured and is now fully under the leadership and oversight of a local church, thus freeing up space for a new project to be developed.
If you would like more information about the work of Duduza, please contact us at Project Gateway and we will put you in touch with the right person.