At three years old, the world is a big and frightening place
You feel safer holding a big person’s hand – especially in strange surroundings. You’re scared of the dark. And you don’t like being left on your own.
You trust adults to know what’s best … to look after you and provide everything you need.
Unless you’ve already learned not to.
Andile* came to us as a three year old. No one was looking after her. Can you believe that? A three year old left all alone – often without food. She was anxious and underweight. And scared of everything.
But, thanks to support from friends like you, we were able to rebuild her trust and give her back what every child should be able to count on – a carefree, happy childhood.
Lots of hugs, gentle words of encouragement, and the feeling of being safe helped restore Andile’s confidence. She was amazed to get three good meals a day … clothes and shoes to wear … a bed to sleep in, with soft pillows and cosy blankets … medicine to make her feel better … and the chance to go to school.
But of course, all this costs money. And when you multiply these necessities by the 74 children in our care right now, you’ll understand why we have to turn to caring supporters like you again.
Please will you Sponsor a Child like Andile right now with a generous donation?
R700 covers the monthly food bill for one child. R500 helps towards school fees and clothing.
Smaller gifts pay for cough remedy, Savlon and plasters. Monthly gifts of any amount are the most useful of all.
Every cent we receive is precious; added together, these contributions make all the difference to a neglected, abused or abandoned child’s future. So please, will you join in and make your donation online now?
Every child needs food, clothing, education, shelter, medical care and love.
We give the love, but we need your help to pay for everything else.
Please help us raise these kids the way they deserve. Thank you!
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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