The First Department
The Support Group was established as the first department at DAM for people affected and infected by HIV and Aids. At the present moment income-generating projects such as gardening and sewing are dominating. Especially the eleven gardens which are run by Support Group members are blooming.
The over-all aim is to support each mentally, physically, emotionally and otherwise. This includes education and empowerment workshops, but also spiritual upliftment, to spread faith that one day the cure will be found.
This is the deparment's biggest project. We established eleven gardens around Soweto, mostly on school yards. The harvest is both feeding the children at the schools, aswell as the beneficiaries of the OVC department with nutritious, organic and balanced meals.
Our garden managers are skilled farmers with certificates of various trainings.