OUR eMaswati (SWAZI) TEAM MEMBERS HELP TO PRESERVE DIGNITY OF INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITY OR TERMINAL ILLNESS. PDI'S DIGNITY PROJECT IS UNIQUE IN THAT IT SERVES A POPULATION TRADITIONALLY NEGLECTED BY AID PROGRAMS.
Our dual aid and sustain model of care nested within a larger all encompassing principle of honouring human dignity which informs the way the two project categories aid and sustain are conducted at every level.
Project: The Dignity Project
A project to provide comfort, care and dignity to people who are bedbound or terminally ill. People suffering from end-stage AIDS, severe disability and other chronic conditions, are often ostracised by society. They may be incontinent, have wounds requiring frequent dressing & cleaning, be bed bound, weak and in pain.
Through The Dignity Project, our eMaswati team members restore dignity to individuals with disability or terminal illness by providing mattresses, soap, wound care, washing assistance, sanitary items, medications and companionship.
Sanitation is a major concern in communities and leads to increased diarrhoeal illnesses in children and a lack of dignity. Our eMaswati (Swazi) team hopes to establish a sanitation project, employing local people to build pit latrines (toilets) and Community Champions to provide sanitation education to reduce the burden disease.
Project: The PDI Choir
Our PDI Choir comprises eMaswati people of all ages who lift the spirits of our clients through the power of music. Our choir has previously performed at sold-out shows in Melbourne and London.
Watch them perform here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrHuM8q0JsU&t=211s (opens in a new window)