Skills Development

Skills development and training is an integral part of HOKISA and something we invest and believe in.

Dave Woods

Weekly in-house training of all HOKISA staff in 2009.
Two books: Adult HIV and Childhood HIV – a learning programme for professionals
Childhood HIV: A self managed learning programme based on the highly successful Perinatal Education Programme, which has brought effective continuing training to thousands of midwives, neonatal nurses and doctors – Written by Professor Dave Woods and Professor Brain Eley
Adult HIV: A self managed learning programme developed by nurses and doctors at the world renowned Desmond Tutu HIV Centre and edited by Prof Dave Woods
It has now become a pre-requisite for all staff who work at HOKISA to complete the Childhood HIV course and write the exam. Our first group recieved their results in 2012 and passed with over 90%, and our 2nd group will complete their course in 2013.


All HOKISA childcare workers have registered and have started the ECD (Early Childhood Development) course. These are learnerships and when complete the staff will have an accredited qualification in ECD. The staff are meet weekly for lectures at the FET college in Fish Hoek (very convenient for us) and earn a stipend to cover transport, books, stationary etc..

1st Aid

All HOKISA staff recieved training and a 1st Aid qualification through St Johns – donated to us by St Johns in Fish Hoek – thanks to Heather Baker, Duduzile and Saroj

Home Based Care

Sabatha (our oldest ‘child’ – now 22 years old)– qualified as a Home Based Carer through St Johns and now works permanently for an old age home in Fish Hoek (Narina Gardens) – he has found his passion in caring for old people and we are very proud that he has a permanent contract and loves the work he does and the people that he cares for.

FAS – Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

Training arranged and attended by the whole HOKISA multi-disciplinary team – childcare workers, teachers, Occupational Therapists…

Personal Budget Training

Completed in 2010.
All staff attended a one day workshop given by Carolyn Neville – New Vision Training.
Carolyn donated her time and expertise to us – thank you!