OUR 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 Swazi team members restore dignity to individuals with disability or terminal illness by providing mattresses, soap, wound care, washing assistance, sanitary items, medications and companionship.
Project: Pay it forward (‘One hand helps the other’)
Every person or family who is assisted engages in a contract of helping others. For example, someone assisted with an agricultural project will sit in conversation with an old grandmother in the community for an hour each week, or collect water for an orphaned child.
Project: The PDI Choir
Our PDI Choir comprises Swazi 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)