Preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS by empowering the community with knowledge

We Care

Our HIV/AIDS wellness service centre about 20km north of Randburg, provides a safe haven for all directly and indirectly affected, by HIV/AIDS.

We Empower

We empower the members of the public especially the youth with the knowledge of what HIV/AIDS is, how it spreads, how to prevent it, and how to live with it.

We are Professional

An initiative of a professional nurse, Sr. Cecilia S. Sato who resigned from the hospital in the year 2000 to work with the community of Diepsloot.

Vuselela Ulwazi Lwakho is a Zulu phrase meaning, “Revive your knowledge”

The activities of VULDIC are firmly grounded on the principle that until there is a cure, access to information is the best, if not the only weapon against the spread of HIV/AIDS. With knowledge, the community will accept and support infected individuals.

HIV and AIDS bring more than medical and economic problems.  More than any other disease, HIV/AIDS has the potential to undermine both the social and economic fabric of the affected communities, because it targets those in the productive and “bread-winning” age group. The stigma still associated with the disease in many communities may mean that some people are less willing to help individuals and families. It also increases the emotional burden on people with HIV/AIDS and their caregivers.

The name, Vuselela Ulwazi Lwakho stands to motivate individuals and groups in the community to come to the centre to learn more about the disease, its spread, how to manage it, how to prevent it and how to live with it.