Touching Nations is a registered non-profit organisation that is primarily staffed from the community and is field-based. The organization offer comprehensive wellness services in response to a number of communicable diseases and provide interventions to eliminate recidivism amongst youth. Touching Nations is the social arm of The Father’s Touch AOG Church which was established by Pastors Mark and Winifred Le Fleur. Our programmes promote overall health and wellness and our interventions are focused in the places where people live, work, play and study. We are committed to limiting the suffering of people, advocate for their rights and desire to see their dignity restored.
Touching Nations serve communities that can be characterized as being migratory and demographically diverse and we offer community orientated primary health care where people live, work and study. In addition to this, we provide facility-based HIV and TB counselling as well as victim empowerment programs and interventions. As such Touching Nations have a number of professional nurses as part of their cadre of clinical staff and trained community care workers, auxiliary social workers and enjoy progressive relationships with doctors, academic institutions, ward counsellors, social workers, dietitians, environmental health officers, ECD centre managers, both primary and secondary school staff and community leaders at various strata and influence in the community.Through training and mentorship we have been able to set up support systems that complement our health and social programmes. Our relationship with government directorates and communities is directed to build and strengthen public health care and social cohesion.
“I was told about the Wellness Clinic here in Delft and about the sexual reproductive health services offered there. The Nurse was very helpful and kind and I didn’t had to wait long before I was helped. I received not only advise there, but also contraceptives. I hope that more women can be assisted there at the Clinic.”
"On behalf of the team of Elim Night Shelter we would like to thank you and your team for making them aware in terms of GBV. Clients indicate that the workshop was very informative, and they gained knowledge in terms of GBV."
"I attended a session in Delft on Gender-based violence with Touching Nations presented by the RISE Team. I’ve learnt such a lot and would like to encourage other senior citizens to also attend these sessions. Our community is so in need of being made aware of gender-based violence. The information was to the point and more such workshops should be held. "
"Thank you presenting these workshops, it is truly uplifting and even the song played was very applicable. The material spoke to the challenges experienced by single parents, the youth and women. The people in the Blikkiesdorp informal settlement are so in need of this. It helps us to heal and to regain our human dignity."