by Mpilonhle Mobile Unit One “ISIQALO”
A learner at Nkosana High School in grade 12, he was referred to the Social Worker for being an orphan (lives with mother), through the interview it was discovered that he has never met with his father since birth. It was than agreed that searching for his father was the main self mission he has set for himself. He often gave a lot of thoughts as to how it feels to have and grow up in the presence of a father.
The Social Worker did the best he could for the client, the mother of the client was invited for an interviewed at school, for further information on the father, the mother did respond well and cooperated through out the process of the interview, the major problem in the course of the search, was that the father of the client had retired and his’ where abouts were unknown.
A media program for missing persons was utilized, the father’s profile was sent and the father did respond and this lead to the meeting arrangement, in Durban. The client currently lives with his father and hold temporal jobs and was well received by the step mother.
This has truly brought joy to the client’s life and the need for Social Workers to intervene and change lives of those that need help was truly realized. All this happened during the year 2009.