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Child Protection through Covid-19

Dear friend, A question from us to you??… Have you thought about child protection during Covid-19? Children in South Africa are facing an increased risk of abuse and violence, as a result of the broad ranging impact of COVID-19.  The COVID-19 lockdown measures in South Africa helped to slow the spread of the virus but have also, […]

Thrown away but always loved

It was May 2018. She came into the world, early, alone, sick and abandoned, but love and care turned that all around! This is the story of *Letlotlo* A little girl who was brought into our organisation through circumstances out of her control. Letlotlo was found abandoned in a dustbin on the streets of Johannesburg. […]

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 […]