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 CHILDREN ARE THE FUTURE

Bonnie van Deventer continues to run this project with help from the Area Coordinators

Working with children is such a blessing and yet it can be so heartbreaking not being able to help everyone.  We see so many children who live in dire poverty and are in need of care.

During 2012 and 2013, with the support of many donors, we were able to feed and clothe many children. We were also able to supply orphans and vulnerable children with school clothes, school fees and assist their carers with documents such as ID, Birth and Death certificates. This will go a long way to access Government funding and enable us to move on to homes where there is no income whatsoever.

Lindo Molefe, our project manager and driver,  has helped to adhere to strict criteria when identifying the neediest of children. We have supplied food parcels to at least 20 families each month with renewed funding from SAPPI Saiccor.

There are many very special people who have given so much of their time and other resources to help make our Association the great success that it is. We thank members of the community and churches who drop off clothes, blankets, jerseys and funding.

Statistics:

The creche at Enkanini which has 42 children has been helped monthly with food.  It has also received chairs, books, and clothes.  The Grade R children at Enkanini School have also been assisted with clothes and books.

The crèche at the Robert Mbili Centre with 24 children has also been assisted with food on a monthly basis.

The One-One soup kitchen feeds between 40 and 65 children daily and at present is able to function on five days weekly.

  • 12 families are on a monthly Family Support Plan  depending on their needs.
  • 20 families have received school uniforms.
  • 15 children have had school fees paid.
  • 12 families have received social grants.

Obtaining legal documents and access to foster care grant is still a lengthy process due to lack of supporting documents.

We have attended school Awareness Days with other organisations to make children aware of the dangerous world we live in and to make them able to understand how to help themselves if they are in frightening situations due to violence and sexual abuse.  We also discuss drug use and avoiding teenage pregnancies.

 Beanies and Jerseys

Children at Siyathutuka in their new jerseys and beanies