Month: May 2020

A message from our CEO

Are you feeling stressed and anxious about Covid-19? I certainly am! The virus and lockdown have wreaked havoc on our social, health and economic systems.  We’ve been forced to respond to this deadly enemy in ways that are foreign to most of us. We’ve changed from big group meetings to small group meetings and tele-support.  […]

Birthdays are still celebrated!

Life carries on regardless of nasty viruses! Days tick past and birthdays come and go. But before they go, they need to be celebrated – and we thank donors for bringing colour and cheer to these special occasions. In May, we held a party for all the Othandweni children whose birthdays fell in April and […]

Share the love with STARBABY

We’re excited to be nominated as the charity beneficiary for the StarBaby competition in May. This baby competition gives South African parents or guardians an opportunity to showcase their precious little ones while giving back to causes they love. The Starbabies for the month of May have been posted online so please visit and […]

Keep the food parcels coming!

The lockdown has dealt a major blow to families in Eldorado Park and informal settlements like Kliptown and Slovo Park. We’re seeing hunger, desperation and unemployment at an unprecedented scale, especially among youth-headed households. JCW’s Masibambisane centre is distributing 130 food parcels to our most vulnerable families each month. This only scratches the surface of […]

Keeping our children safe!!

Babies and children at Othandweni and Princess Alice Adoption Home continue to enjoy normal residential services during lockdown.  Unfortunately, our centres have had to close their doors to walk-in volunteers. We’ve done this to keep the children safe but we do miss the volunteers. The babies, especially, craved their gentle touch and the care workers […]

Adjusting to lockdown Life

Othandweni Family Care Centre in Soweto is home to 90 children; 30 of whom are under the age of five. Just like the rest of us, they’re in lockdown! They’ve come to terms with their isolation and are content to spend their days in the safety of Othandweni. We’re so proud of them for adapting […]

What’s changed at JCW?

Jo’burg Child Welfare is an essential service and continues to provide social work, residential and child protection services as best we can during lockdown. Adapting to lockdown requirements, while still keeping as many services active as possible, is proving to be a delicate balancing act. At Othandweni and Princess Alice Adoption Home, babies and children […]

JCW Staff Member tests Positive for Covid-19

Jo’burg Child Welfare has unfortunately seen the first member of our staff test positive for Covid. This has brought home the reality that we are all vulnerable and susceptible to the virus, regardless of who you are or what measures you’ve put in place to protect yourself. The staff member worked at the Nthabiseng center […]

It’s easy to give with ZAPPER

We know you have good intentions to support Jo’burg Child Welfare . . . but it’s so easy to get distracted! To make it easier for you to donate, we’ve created an account with Zapper. Zapper is a secure payment app for smart phones. Now, donating is as simple as scan, pay, go. Donations are […]