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A thought from our CEO

Hello everyone Welcome to Joburg Child Welfare’s first newsletter of the year. We wish you a healthy and happy 2021 and thank you for your firm support last year. I’m sure you’re eager to know how we’re faring with the Covid pandemic. Our staff are returning from leave feeling refreshed and ready to tackle 2021 with […]

Straight from the heart <3

2020 was not a year that we want our children to repeat.  It was a year of lockdown; of choosing between their friends and their health; of tragedy and anxiety.  So in January, we asked some of our children what they hoped 2021 would bring. Nearly all said they wanted to go back to school, […]

Kids are doing it for themselves

Thembalethu is our inner city project where children can play together in a safe space, tucked away from the negative influences of the area.  They learn many things here, such as life skills, camaraderie and sport, and take part in tournaments with other centres.   The programme closed for lockdown and the children flocked back when […]

Thembalethu’s bright stars

Many bright stars have passed through the doors of the Thembalethu Inner City Play Project in the centre of Joburg. One such star is 22-year-old Theo Danny Ndlovu from Hillbrow, who is in the process of self-publishing his first screenplay. Another is  Panashe Mukwambo, a 17-year-old who loves writing and dreams of becoming a famous […]

What you need to know about adoptions!

Adopting a child can be a long and stressful process. There are many hoops to jump through and reams of red tape to cut. So to help interested parties gain a better understanding of South Africa’s adoption process, JCW has produced a short five-minute video.  This video provides an overview of the adoption process and […]

Show the love on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate love in all its forms! Even though JCW children have endured trauma and hurt – we can help heal their hearts thanks to the love and support of our donors. At Princess Alice Adoption Home, 30 babies have a loving first home; while 90 children have found happiness […]

An update from the CEO

We look forward to the day when we can welcome visitors at Jo’burg Child Welfare (JCW) centres again. Despite Covid-19 restrictions easing to Level 1, JCW facilities are still in lockdown and volunteer programmes remain on hold until further notice. Unfortunately, the lockdown has dealt a blinding blow to both South Africa’s economy and to […]

ART helps me soar

Life can be terribly hard on children in Eldorado Park and the surrounding informal areas. But with the right support, they can build a better future. And that’s what Masibambisane OCV Centre has helped a young artist to realise. “Growing up, there was no money for art classes. But Masi gave me more than art […]

The first face they see

When a child is brought into JCW, they’re likely to walk into a room full of social workers. It can be daunting! But it’s not long before they realise they’re in a safe place with adults who want to help and protect them. These social workers do their utmost to present a calm and reassuring […]