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Lulisandla Kumntwana was established in response to the growing number of orphans in our community because of HIV AIDS. This programme was based on the conviction that community based care was the best option for the majority of orphans, rather than institutional care. So the programme aimed to offer care through strengthening the community and family systems. Thousands of children have been cared for under the programme through a network of volunteers supported by the coordinators. These volunteers gave social, emotional, spiritual and practical support to the orphans living near the. Lulisandla Kumntwana was a fostering agency, employing social workers who investigated home circumstances, assisted families to access the necessary birth & death documents, placed the children formally with the foster parent (usually a family member) and supervised the foster placements ensuring the children were properly cared for and the grant was properly utilised. Foster parents were trained in workshops. The children attended psycho-social support workshops to help them deal with the trauma of being bereaved, and to develop life skills. There were also After School Clubs, giving help with homework, life skills, games and crafts twice a week. Children were supported to deal with problems at school and at home.Support groups for teens living with HIV were established. There is also a four week life skills programme for unemployed youth.