Education!


General Educational Support – supervising homework, facilitating school fee exemption, providing school uniforms where needed, identifying learning difficulties, and monitoring educational progress.

Health!


General healthcare education and support with immunisations, ART for children, weight and TB monitoring, sexual and reproductive health education, basic hygiene.

Nutrition!


Access to food and food security , which includes: Food parcels; a peanut butter sandwich, fruit and cup of juice at weekly Support Group meetings; Homestead food gardens and direct food sponsorships through donations

Protection!


Educating children and their families about Children’s Rights and Responsibilities, preventing children from being in abusive and exploitative situations, and having them removed by Childline and social workers where necessary, facilitation of child identity documents and birth certificates

Shelter & Care!


Any financial donations will be used for the welfare of ophans and vulnerable children.


Thank you

PsycoSocial Support!


You can pay for school fees, buy school uniform, school shoes, books, or donate educational material.

Thank you for helping to support one of the Seven established domains of OVC care agreed upon by the international community

Economic Strength


Aim: Improve economic status and quality of life of OVC and strengthen the capacity of families to provide care and support to OVC. OVC Caregivers require economic strengthening and an increased ability to provide comprehensive care & support leading to improved well-being for children

Seven established domains of OVC care agreed upon by the international community
Health Education
Nutrition Protection
Shelter & Care Psychosocial Support
Economic Strengthening

 

What We Do


The overall goal is to improve the well-being and protection of orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), by building the capacity of families and communities to cope and to respond to the needs within their households and communities.

Services delivered to OVC include

The focus is on providing essential services to orphans and vulnerable children, prevention of HIV infection, Clothing and School uniforms. Services provided include child protection, psychosocial, food and nutrition support, HIV prevention education and vocational training, and increased economic opportunities, bereavement counselling and facilitation of access to documentation and grants and referrals for additional services

The children are identified through Auxillary Social workers School visits to collect a list of orphans and vulnerable children and also the community members. Caregivers monitor children during visits and refer a child to the professional nurse or social worker if there are concerns or additional services are needed.

Every afternoon they come to Gugulethu parents for Orphans and after eating they are assisted with any school work they may have and also engage in activities designed to help them deal with emotional issues and build their self -esteem, develop life skills, talents and leadership skills.

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Health & Social Support

 

Psychosocial Support

Identifies the following factors as key to successful psychosocial support interventions: community ownership, engaging children and young people in planning and implementation, tailoring activities to local cultural practices and beliefs and to different age groups, since children at different ages respond to trauma and loss differently.

What we do:

Promote & monitor community-based foster care options.
Organize recreational activities for OVC in the community.
Organize community-based networks of home visitors to monitor the psychosocial well-being of orphans and their foster parents and offer them moral support and problem-solving help.
Implement local communication campaigns to ensure the orphans’ rights are respected and that they are not victims of stigmatization.

Food and Nutrition

The children and their foster parents receive food parcels every month to help them and their families to get at least one decent meal a day. they also recieve food every afternoon from the organisation, everyday after school.

 

Educational support

In forms of school levies, school uniforms and/or learning materials. Also the children are assisted with homework after school. Also educational trips are organised throuout the the year.

in order to strengthen the capacity of families to care and support  for orphans and vulnerable children. Several workshops are conducted for caregivers and foster parents, designed to help them support children more effectively as well as care for other caregivers who may be sick in their midst.

The training includes provision of:
Psychosocial Support skills,
Basic Skills for Counseling Children

What We Need


Our needs are many and varried, any form of help is greatly appreciated. Families already struggling with poverty and unemployment are supporting additional children. The needs of the OVC are tremendous - Many are coping with loss of a parent or parents or helping to care for sick family members. Some are also sick themselves. Many face stigma and discrimination:

  • Educational material: Books, pens, crayons, reading material, alphabets, visual aids

  • Physical activities material: Balls, ropes, tennis balls, rakets

  • Special Skills: Computers, computer software, learning software, encyclopedias, electronic education material

  • Food donations

  • Money for field trips or donate paid trips (Aiport, Meuseum, Aquariam, Space centre, Botanical gardens, Science exhibitions ....)

  • Sports equipment, soccer, netball, basketballs, uniforms, boots

  • Volunteers to mentor vulnerable children, 1hour a week

  • Donation / sponsorships of various items and monitory amounts

 

Where We Work


Banjul Crescent Vosloorus

Ward 44 in Vosloorus, 19482 Banjul Crecent Ext 29

Phumula

Ward 41, Roodekop

 

Sunrise

Sunrise Ward 63, Kathlehong

 

Stanger - KZN

Kwadukuza, Stanger, KZN

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