Brotherhood of Blessed Gérard

Diary of September 2008


1 September 2008: Sr. Thembekile Silinda starts full time employment as a registered professional nurse in the Residential Care Programme of Blessed Gérard's Hospice.

1 September 2008: Our human resources advisor Mr. Zacharia Mathonsi gives a talk to our staff about personal financial manegement.

1 - 5 September 2008: Thamsanqa Gumede attends a financial compliance training of Catholic Relief Services South Africa in Boksburg.

2 September 2008: Carolyn Nunn and Father Gérard attend the quarterly management meeting of the Hospice Association of kwaZulu/Natal (HAKZN) in Durban.

5 September 2008: Zishintshile Xulu starts her full time employment as a child caregiver at Blessed Gérard's Children's Home.

5 September 2008: HIV peer counsellors of South African Pulp and Paper Industries (SAPPI) from the whole of South Africa come to us to gain practical experience in our HIV/AIDS Care.


11 September 2008: The house of one of our patients on antiretroviral therapy had burnt down. Our Vice-President, Father Sipho, our Therapeutic Counsellors Sihle Dube and Wiseman Zulu and our Social Worker Hlengiwe Dube assess the situation and help immediately with much needed supplies.

12 September 2008: Father Gérard gives a presentation about our work to local stakeholders at Blythedale Beach by invitation of our business management advisor Mr. Erich Winkler.


13 September 2008: Children of Blessed Gérard's Children's Home visit the Science Centre at Gateway in Umhlanga Rocks and learn lots about science in a playful way.

14 - 15 September 2008: Daniel Monninger from Germany, who had been a volunteer at our Care Centre in 2002 pays us a visit together with his wife Katrin and a befriended couple.

15 September 2008: Our bookkeeper Mr. Thamsanqa Gumede changes from part time employment as a bookkeeper to full time employment as our financial officer. Enrolled Nurse Phyllis Mwandla starts full time employment in the Residential Care Programme of Blessed Gérard's Hospice.

17 September 2008: Dr. Nzimande and Father Gérard attend an HIV-AIDS Refresher Seminar of the Foundation for Professional Development (FPD) in Durban.

18 September 2008: Dedicated members meeting and extraordinary Council meeting of the Brotherhood of Blessed Gérard and Blessed Gérard's Care Centre.


21 September 2008: A delegation of 16 Students of the University of Stuttgart / Germany under the leadership of Dr. Iris Gebauer and two other professors come for a information visit about our work.

22 September 2008: Our member Br Jeremy Dube came back to us after his ordination to the diaconate and helped again in pastoral counselling at Blessed Gérard's Hospice.


23 September 2008: Thuli of Blessed Gérard's Children's Home "in concert": Singing at a concert of Mandini Academy.

24 September 2008: Professor Rodney Harber from Durban University came for a visit with a British architect to get ideas from Blessed Gérard's Hospice for designing a new hospice in Ingwavuma.


26 September 2008: Children of Blessed Gérard's Children's Home having been invited by our business management advisor Erich Winkler and his wife Trudy to enjoy their swimming pool and hospitality at their house in Blythedale Beach.

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