WhizzKids United / Edendale Hospital, Pietermaritzburg
CTAOP’s grant for general operations helps WKU address the gaps in health service delivery by targeting adolescents through adolescent-friendly clinical services, outreach programs, and leadership development. Central to the organization’s efforts, WKU’s Health Academy in Edendale is an adolescent-focused clinic that is also a FIFA Football For Hope Center. CTAOP also funds GameChangers, WKU’s leadership development program.
Why they are innovative
High level of integration into the South African Health system makes it sustainable and replicable. A socially safe space for youth addresses stigma and provides youth with direct access to health services and support programs in one place.