Securing a brighter future for our children

The Durban Child & Youth Care Centre (formerly Durban Children’s Home) is a registered NPO (NPO number: 002-363) providing loving care for orphans, destitute and neglected children, deemed by the Children’s Court to be at risk.

Areas served

We are registered with the Department of Social Development and accept children from all over KwaZulu Natal. We have served children and families from Pietermaritzburg, Empangeni and Port Shepstone.  However because reunification is key to all our programmes, most of the children and youth referred to us come from communities in and around Durban.

Issues affecting children

High levels of unemployment, poverty, crime, domestic violence, substance abuse, sexual abuse and HIV/AIDS in our province have a negative impact on families and children. However, placing vulnerable children in long-term institutional care is usually not in the best interests of the child.

Family reunification

Over the years, our focus has shifted in line with modern best practice. Providing a safe and loving environment where kids can thrive remains an important part of our work. But the ultimate goal is to develop, strengthen and empower families so that children are able to return home where they belong.

Early intervention and preventative work with both children and families ensures that children do not have to spend long periods in the welfare system. In some cases it is not necessary for them to enter the system at all.

Compliance

The Durban Child and Youth Care Centre has over the years demonstrated its
commitment to transforming services according to policy changes.

Donors receive Section 18A tax certificates and may claim points in terms of the Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment Act No. 53 of 2003.

Of the children, youth and families served:

0 %
are Black
0 %
have disabilities

Our Mission

We exist to promote a sense of physical and emotional well-being, through a safe and therapeutic environment, for children who are at risk because of neglect, abuse and orphan-hood.

Our Vision

“Our work will be accomplished when we live in a country where all our children are able to develop and unearth their individual and unique potential within an environment of nurturing families and communities.”

 

OBJECTIVES

To ensure that every child has the right to a safe environment which provides opportunities for development and experiences that are in keeping with their own family and community. 

To ensure that those who intervene in the lives of young people and their families are trained and have the child’s best interests at heart.

To ensure that the community provides children and their families with valuable support.

 

How we work

Meet THE TEAM

Mandy Goble

Director

Mandy has served the organisation for over 26 years. She started as a social worker in 1990 and ascended to the position of director in 1994.

BSoc Sc.Social Work (Hons) UKZN

Ntombenhle Mkhwanazi

Child Care Manager

Ntombenhle has been with the organisation for over 11 years. She assumed the role of Child Care Manager in 2013. 

Ntombenhle oversees the functioning of the child and youth care team and programme management.

Andile Biyela

Social Worker

Andile holds a BA Social Work (Hons). She has been with the organisation for over 11 years and supervises the Siyakhula Treatment Centre programme.

 Premie Pillay

Resident Social Worker

Premie holds a masters in Social Work from UKZN. She has been a Social Worker for the Children’s Home for over 13 years.

Vuyani Mtembu

Resident Social Worker

Vuyani is a Social Worker for the Children’s Homes, and has been with the organisation since 2011.

He holds a B Social Work Honours from UKZN

 

Nicolette Modicka

Development & Relationship Manager

Nicolette manages the Fundraising, Marketing and Public Relations of the Organisation.

She holds a National Diploma in Public Relations Management and certificates in Graphics Design and Freelance Journalism.

Xolisile Mtambo

Senior Child and Youth Care Worker

Xolisile has been with the organisation for over 10 years. She was appointed Senior Child and Youth Care Workers in 2013, supervising and assisting in overseeing and coordinating programmes pertaining to children and child and youth care workers.

Peter Nyawose

Senior Child & Youth Care Worker

Peter has been with the organisation for over 12 years. He was appointed Senior Child and Youth Care Workers in 2013, supervising and assisting in overseeing and coordinating programmes pertaining to children and child and youth care workers.

Tasniem Mokarib

Bookkeeper

Tasniem oversees all financial matters. She  has been with the organisation for over 8 years.

Bridget Govender

Co-ordinator

Bridget co-ordinates all product donations, meals and special functions for the children, as well as the support staff. Bridget has been with the organisation for over 7 years.

Sarah Duthie

Administration & Development Systems Manager

Sarah manages and provides support on the operational database system, as well as support on marketing and communication strategies and campaigns.

Camille Govender

Receptionist

Camille has served the organisation for over 2 years. She holds certificates in Computer Office and Secretarial Management and Pastel Accounting and Bookkeeping.

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