Revised Lockdown Regulations Level 3
Following the President’s announcement of movement from lockdown level 3 to adjusted level 4 lockdown, please kindly take note of our restrictions in response to level 4:
- The centre will remain closed to the public – no site visits and no Volunteer Programme.
- Donations in kind will only be accepted under specific Covid-19 protocols. To comply with regulations and avoid physical contact, such donations can be placed in the designated box at the gate on 222 Lena Ahrens Road, Glenwood only. Please include your name and contact number or email with your donation, so that we can thank you for your donation. Drop offs can take place from Monday to Friday between 08h00 and 12h00.
"A Dad is big and strong, and he can fix anything"
All kids need a loving, nurturing father they can look up to and learn from. Someone they can always depend on to keep them safe from harm.
But what if a child doesn’t have a dad? Or he’s the opposite of protective and nurturing … abusing or neglecting his child instead?
Up until four years ago, Myron lived quite happily with his mom and dad in a little one room house. But then his mother died and his father turned to drink. When he was under the influence he became abusive, and the little boy was frightened of him.
He went to live with his grandmother nearby. But this caused problems, as his dad frequently turned up drunk and got into violent arguments with her. Often, she kept Myron home with her instead of sending him to school.
Eventually he was placed at our Home – and for the first time in years, he feels safe and loved. He has excellent ‘moms’ and ‘dads’ he can look up to here … people who care about his welfare. He now goes to school every day with his friends – and he’s doing really well.
Best of all – he has a whole lot of caring ‘aunties’ and ‘uncles’ … people just like you … who help make sure he has everything he needs to enjoy a carefree, happy childhood, and the chance to grow into a well adjusted, successful young man.
Please will you join this loving, caring circle now, and help us help children like Myron?
Sunday 30 May marks the start of Child Protection Week in South Africa. It’s a reminder that children need and deserve protection from harm – and keeping them safe and well is everybody’s business.
Please play your part:
- Speak up if you suspect a child is being ill treated or neglected.
- Teach children that it’s not okay for other children or adults to touch them inappropriately, and that they can say “No” or “I don’t like that” or “Don’t touch me” when someone makes them feel uncomfortable.
- Treat children with respect – listen to them and acknowledge the value of their feelings and ideas.
- Help children thrive by supporting families in need.
- Create places where children feel safe to live, play and learn.
- Support organisations like the Durban Child & Youth Care Centre, which is dedicated to protecting children.
Get behind Child Protection Week and make it count by making your donation online now.
Your contributions are tax deductible in terms of Section 18A. So the more you give, the more you can save on tax this year.
Remember, there’s NO EXCUSE for CHILD ABUSE.
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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