What are you doing on Monday 18 July?
That’s Mandela Day … the day all South Africans are encouraged to take action to help make our world a better place.
And what better place to start than with our children? Because Madiba himself had a special love and concern for children.
“Giving children a healthy start in life, no matter where they are born or the circumstances of their birth, is the moral obligation of every one of us,” he said.
Here at the Durban Child & Youth Care Centre, we take in children whose circumstances are far from ideal … and give them a second chance to experience the happy, carefree childhood they deserve.
Freedom from fear and hunger … opportunities to play and learn … and above all, love, comfort and security.
If you share these values and ideals, then why not spend your Mandela Day minutes right here at the Durban Child & Youth Care Centre in Glenwood.
We need your energy and enthusiasm to give our Home some much needed TLC. It’s a great opportunity to get friends or work colleagues together for some team building that will leave you all feeling good about yourselves.
This year’s Mandela Day theme is:
“Do what you can, with what you have, wherever you are.”
Everyone can make a difference. Please contact us to make a difference in the lives of our children. You’ll be so glad you did!
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 2018, South Africa was home to 19.7 million children under the age of 18
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