Community Engagement

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Business Clinic

 The Mamelodi Campus Business Clinic enables entrepreneurial development through innovative interventions that serve to address social problems such as unemployment and poverty faced by the Mamelodi community. Find more information at http://www.up.ac.za/business-clinic

Animal Health Clinic (MAHC)

The MAHC provides animal health care to the community of Mamelodi and the surrounding areas of Eersterust and Nellmapius. The main service of the clinic is sterilisation and vaccination, through which it seeks to combat threats like rabies. It provides affordable veterinary services to improve the wellbeing of the animals. First-year BSc students on the Mamelodi Campus who are still applying to be selected for the Veterinary Science programme volunteer at the clinic to gain exposure to and experience in their intended field of study and participate in community service.

Itsoseng Clinic

The Itsoseng Clinic offers comprehensive psychologica services to the community in order to turn needs into opportunities. The Clinic provides an open, accepting atmosphere where the needs of clients who experience psychological difficulties that result from mental health and other life stressors, which often occur from the challenging socio-economic conditions in Mamelodi, can be addressed. Primary services include psychological assessments, psycho-legal services, counseling with individuals, groups and families for a variety of issues. These include depressin, stress-related conditions, early childhood development and learning problems, parent-child relationships, addiction in the family and destructive coping skills like drug abuse, violence and aggression, as well as domestic violence, women and child abuse, and rape. Other services include expressive art therapy and career guidance, as well as psycho-education workshops and conferences aimed at preventing and dealing with mental health and family and community issues. It also acts as a training base for Psychology students. The Itsoseng Clinic aims to provide quality care and opportunities for community members to experience growth, development and healing.

Siyathemba Clinic for Occupational Therapy

The Siyathemba Clinic provides school children with free therapy. The Clinic sercies children with disabilities such as cerebral palsy, learning difficulties, mental illnesses and epilepsy. Treatment options include individual ad group therapy. The Clinic is run by final-year Occupational Therapy students under supervision and operates in three blocks in a year that run for seven weeks.

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