The Community Counseling Program
This program conducts workshops that reach approximately 7,000 adults educating them in alcohol and drug abuse, child discipline and HIV/AIDS. Community counseling workshops are also provided to approximately 20,000 children on topics relating to conflict resolution, teen-age pregnancy, career counseling, abuse and violence. The train’s psychologist and three master’s degree psychology students manage these workshops.
The Dental Clinic
This Outreach Program consists of a dental educator, along with a final-year dentistry student, who visit-surrounding schools identified by the community, and offer oral hygiene education and toothpaste. The Colgate oral health Education and screening program hopes to screen and educate 66,000 primary and pre-school children and to provide them with toothbrushes and toothpaste.
The Eye Clinic
This Outreach Program involves the resident optician, together with an optometry student, visiting surrounding primary schools selected by the community. Children with suspected eye problems undergo testing after which they are referred to the Phelophepa Train if they need further testing or spectacles. Future plans are being explored to transport as many children as possible to the train in order to undergo eye tests. The Eye Clinic Outreach Program intends to provide 5,000 children with spectacles.
National and International external donors contribute to the annual budget of the Phelophepa Train thereby enabling its staff to provide critical health services and supplies.