4 results for tag: Granny Programme

Lyn Perry leaves an enduring legacy

Lyn Perry retires from her position as Director of Jo'burg Child Welfare with effect from today, 1 April 2015. After working for the organisation for 29 years, serving the children and families of Johannesburg, Lyn leaves a legacy that is built on the services and programmes that she spearheaded in her time as Director. The internationally acclaimed Granny Programme at Othandweni in Soweto that seeks to address issues of social isolation as well as improve bonding and attachment for babies and toddlers, the Child Abuse Treatment and Training department that was opened in 1990: a specialised child sexual abuse unit and Thembalethu situated in the City ...

In Conversation with the Othandweni Grannies

Patience Mokgadi, Elizabeth Maki Khumalo and Sandra Thandi Twala, from our Othandweni Child and Youth Care Centre were interviewed by Mary Jordan from The Washington Post at the "Overcoming Isolation and Deepening Social Connectedness" symposium held in Toronto, Canada, October 1-3, 2014.  

2014 : Grannies visit Canada to share best practice at Synergos Social Connectedness Symposium

2011 : Launch of Granny Programme at Othandweni in partnership with Spence Chapin US