5 results for tag: Thembalethu


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 ...

2013 : Best Life for Every Child project launched with City of Joburg


A Chance to Play at Thembalethu

The Chance to Play project was set up to create play opportunities through partner organisations in Gauteng, Limpopo and Port Elizabeth in order to leave a legacy after the 2010 Soccer World Cup. When it comes to Thembalethu in Joubert Park, this initiative has become ingrained in the daily life of the children at the centre. Thembalethu, a centre initiated by Jo’burg Child Welfare providing support, guidance and training to the women and children in the inner-city, is situated in the Drill Hall in Joubert Park. Just next door to the venue is a basketball area, which offers the kids living in the high-rise buildings in the city an opportunity to ...

Hope for Thembalethu

Thembalethu means “hope” and that is precisely what this inner-city centre, located in The Drill Hall in Joubert Park, provides to Jo’burg’s thousands of disadvantaged women and children. “People who enter Thembalethu see us as the mother of the area. This is how they describe us on the forms that are filled in,” states Aileen Langley, Assistant Director Jo’burg Child Welfare. When Thembalethu opened in 1994, as a drop-in-centre for homeless girls living on the streets of the inner-city, little did the organisers know that this little hub would become so much more than that. The place received its initial funding from former South ...

1994 : The Thembalethu Street Girls Centre is opened with funding from Nelson Mandela’s Nobel Peace prize.