"Tell me a story"
Because, Zak was born into a family where deprivation, pain and violence are the order of the day. He so badly needs to believe that there are grown ups he can depend on for safety and comfort.
He also needs to hear the stories of his roots … where he belongs in the world and the beliefs and traditions of his people.
That’s why we want to create a library at Saunders House during Heritage Month. A warm and happy place where children can spend time discovering the joy of books, reading and learning.
But we can’t do it without help from our generous friends and supporters. If you care about children who’ve been let down and hurt by those they should have been able to trust, please consider making a donation now to help make this dream a reality.
children deserve to be safe & happy
In a perfect world, every child would grow up in a loving home – with enough food, clothing and opportunities to play and learn.
But it’s not a perfect world.
The Durban Child & Youth Care Centre strives to give children who’ve been orphaned, abandoned, neglected or abused, another chance of a happy childhood. We provide a safe home, all the daily necessities, education and encouragement to help them develop into healthy, well-adjusted kids.
Wherever possible, we work with the family to enable children to return home. Because every child needs a place to belong.
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South Africa's children are hurting
In mid 2017, South Africa was home to 19.6 million children under the age of 18
child only households
the poverty line
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