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Happily Ever After

Adoption is one of the key services at JCW – and our adoption team works tirelessly to place children with stable, nurturing parents. Prospective parents are thoroughly screened and we approve many amazing adoptive families. Adoption is one of the key services at JCW – and our adoption team works tirelessly to place children with […]

Do you have LOVE to spare??

If you’ve ever thought about opening your heart and your home to a foster child, then now is the time to come forward and speak to us. The dreaded Covid-19 has resulted in a marked increase in cases of abandoned babies and abused, neglected children coming to JCW. We now urgently need foster parents who […]

Self Sustainability

We’re growing our own food! Aren’t you proud on us??? Our hearts fill with pride when we see the children in the Othandweni Independent Living Skills programme taking their duties so seriously. These children come every day to work the veggie garden in Soweto to ensure they have fresh veggies to eat. Being in lockdown […]

Feed a Child/Family

If you were to go to your favorite restaurant right now, what would you order? What would it cost? And if you can’t enjoy dining out at the moment, perhaps you’d like to donate the cost of that meal to Joburg Child Welfare children?  Your donation of a virtual meal – breakfast, lunch, dinner, desert […]

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 […]