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The Japanese Embassy donates a mini bus and trailer to WKU

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The new WKU mini bus and clinic trailer
The new WKU mini bus and clinic trailer

The Japanese Embassy has generously sponsored a mini bus and a mobile clinic trailer to the WhizzKids United Health Academy. 

WhizzKids United is delighted to be a benefactor of the Japanese Embassy’s effort of reaching out to the South African community. The embassy has recognised WhizzKids United’s inimitable programme of providing HIV treatment to the youth of Pietermaritzburg and has opted to provide a mini bus to the organisation. 

Stefan Kunze (WKU Marketing and Communications Manager) says that the mini bus will make a meaningful difference in the lives of the local community as WKU will be able to offer its services to those who live further away from the WKU Health Academy. 

The essential services conducted by the mini bus will be conveyance of young people in the Health Academy; provision of general health care services to youth across the Edendale community and site visits to those living in more remote areas away from the Health Academy. 

The “WhizzMobile” trailer, as nicknamed by Stefan Kunze, is a fully fledged and approved HIV counselling and testing room. The trailer has a treatment bed, a spacious storage, a projector and screen, a sink with running water, table, chairs and LED lighting making a conduce environment for treating clients and counselling sessions.  

WKU affirms that its key HIV&AIDS related health services provided to the youth in the Pietermaritzburg community is the prime factor for the Japanese Embassy’s support. The mini bus and trailer have prompted the organisation to further revisit its objections in terms of a broader provision of HIV&AIDS health care services. However, on top of the organisation’s agenda is the offering of HIV health care to a larger scale of individuals affected by the virus. The reasoning behind this objective in respect of fighting the virus highly remains a crucial objective for the organisation as it seeks not only to destabilise the spread of the disease, but aims to put a halt on the rapid rate of infection.     

WKU is highly appreciative by Japanese Embassy’s initiative closely working with the organisation in meeting its need of providing counselling assistance to more people in Edendale. WKU is also assured that the significant ties between the Embassy and the organisation is a symbolic coherence.  

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