Month: February 2020

FIGHTING FOR OUR YOUNG WARRIOR

Some children at Masibambisane need urgent medical care to survive. And then, they need ongoing medical care and nourishment to thrive. The cost, however, is beyond the reach of their families. That’s why we were so relieved when Nick Mendell and his sister Sarah Flemmer took a chronically-ill child from Kliptown under their wing. Sarah, […]

INNER CITY ISSUES

In a sunny country like South Africa, it’s almost inconceivable that children should suffer from rickets. It’s a weakening of bones that’s usually caused by a vitamin D deficiency – and since the sun helps the body produce vitamin D, children in South Africa should have plenty of vitamin D. “And yet children living in […]

LOVE OUR CHILD AS YOU LOVE YOURS

The Princess Alice Adoption Home provides residential care to about 30 babies and toddlers. It’s run by a team of 14 caregivers who work round-the-clock to provide the children with good quality care. We also have two ‘secret weapons’ to ensure the little ones receive the one-on-one attention they need to thrive. The first is […]

SAY YES TO A SIDE ORDER OF HOPE

Jo’burg Child Welfare is fortunate to be a beneficiary of KFC’s Add Hope campaign; which asks customers to donate R2 when they place their order of finger-licking good chicken. Add Hope distributes these donations to beneficiaries like us and the initiative feeds over 110 000 hungry children a day. So please say ‘Yes’ to R2.00 […]

GIVING MADE EASY

If you think about all the things you need to run a household – and multiply it by about 100! – then you’ll have an idea of the number of consumables that JCW centres go through each month. We care for about 60 children and 30 babies at Othandweni Family Care Centre alone – so […]

DREAMING OF A BRIGHTER FUTURE

It’s been about a year since JCW launched PEPFAR’s DREAMS initiative; which aims to raise young women who are Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored and Safe. And we’re already seeing early signs of the positive impact it’s having. “DREAMS is targeted at adolescent girls and young women aged 10 to 24. This group is up […]

MESSAGE FROM MARGOT DAVIDS (CEO)

We had an eye-opening moment last year when we worked out that Jo’burg Child Welfare has leaped from serving 55 000 children in 2017/18 to 98 000 children in 2018/2019. That’s an increase of over 40 000 children in just one year. It’s clear that demand for our services and facilities is growing day by […]