Community Engagement

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Business Clinic

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

Contact person:

Ms Salome Pretorius

Manager: Business Clinic

Tel: +27(0)12 842 3999

Email: [email protected]

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 well-being of the animals. First-year BSc students on the Mamelodi Campus 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.

Contact person:

Dr Jeanne Rudman

Head: Animal Health Clinic

Tel: +27(0)12 842 3451

Email: [email protected]

Itsoseng Clinic

The Itsoseng Clinic offers comprehensive psychological services to the community 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, counselling with individuals, groups and families for various issues. These include depression, stress-related conditions, early childhood development and learning problems, parent-child relationships, addiction in the family, destructive coping skills like drug abuse, violence and aggression, domestic violence, women and child abuse, and rape. Other services include expressive art therapy and career guidance, psycho-education workshops, and conferences to prevent and deal 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.

Contact 

Dr Assie Gildenhuys

Head: Itsoseng Clinic

Tel: +27(0)12 842 3515

Email: [email protected]

Siyathemba Clinic for Occupational Therapy

The Siyathemba Clinic provides schoolchildren with free therapy. The Clinic serves 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 runs for seven weeks.

Contact person:

Ms Helga Lister

Occupational Therapy Clinic

Tel: +27(0)12 354 1329

Email: [email protected]

 

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