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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 […]

Covid has stopped many things. But not child abuse; nor poverty.

The coronavirus pandemic is affecting us all. It’s put a stop to countless activities. Yet people don’t stop abusing or abandoning their children, just because of the Coronavirus. Children don’t stop needing food, and shelter, and love, just because of the Coronavirus. They need our services even more. And it’s put a shock strain on […]

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITY BOOK

Are you looking for something to keep your children busy in this lockdown period. Go no further! Download this activity book to ensure hours of fun.

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 […]