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Doggy visitors make our day

On Saturday 18 June, we welcomed some very special visitors to our Home from the non-profit group, Angel Paws. Two therapy dogs and …
Youth Day

Youth Day celebrations

Youth Day, on 16 June, saw our young people participating in a special programme in our Hall. They took turns in performing individually …
Flood Relief

Giving back to the community, thanks to the Hollywood Bets Foundation

As a registered Child and Youth Care Centre, we are accustomed to being on the receiving end of charity. So it was a …
Nokhanyo graduates from university

Broken crayons can still colour

An uplifting story from one of our ‘old girls’, Nokhanyo, pictured above on the day she graduated with her Master’s degree in Population …
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Message from the Director – Mandy Goble

How does one even begin to comment on all that has happened over the past few months? The devastating flood of April will …
Mandela Day Volunteers

Spend Mandela Day with us

Monday 18 July is Mandela Day! Why not start your week off on a good note, by volunteering to help make our Child …

New computer rooms and skills training – thanks to the Chester Group and Activate Academy

At the beginning of the year, some members of the Chester Group visited our Home. As they toured the facilities, we mentioned the …
School bus hijacked

Our School Bus has been hijacked – children and staff traumatised

Yesterday at 15:20, we received a call from the child care worker accompanying our driver on his school pick up route. She was …
family is everything

Nompilo finds her family

Every child deserves to grow up in the warm heart of a family. Sadly, it’s not possible for so many of today’s little …
Pamela's story

Thank you for giving Christmas joy

When we shared Pamela’s* story with you at the end of last year, we never dreamed how deeply it would touch your heart. …
Mandy Goble

Message from the Director

Today I was reminded that, no matter how dire the situation, we should never write off a child. Sipho left our Centre two …
Fun with Lego

Lessons from Lego

Creativity, puzzle solving and fine motor skills were just a few of the  lessons learned by our children during a fun morning building …
Back to school

On your marks, get set, go … back to school at last!

How exciting it was for the children to go back to school at the beginning of the year, given all the disruptions of …
New Roof from Victor Daitz Foundation

New roof over our heads – thanks to the Victor Daitz Foundation

Thanks once again to the generosity of The Victor Daitz Foundation, our historic Baumann Hall now has a new roof – and a …

Thanks to you, our children are on the way up!

Weeks without being able to go to school during 2020 – and then the rotational system for school attendance that was introduced when …

German Embassy steps in to aid with our Covid-19 Risk Reduction

Exciting times, as old tiles and sanitaryware are removed from our bathrooms, and new spaces created to create beautiful modern ablutions facilities for …

Level 5 Leadership Qualification

Back in 2019 we received notice that the HWSETA was offering our child and youth care workers an opportunity to improve their qualification. …
Mandy Goble

Message from the Director

In reflecting on this past year, I am saddened by the pain so many people have had to experience. The loss of loved …

A sad goodbye to our trusty Yaris

Sadly, our trusty Yaris was written off by our Insurer after being damaged in a minor accident recently. We are grateful to be …

Des-ign Group to the rescue!

Our buildings are over 116 years old. Which means that they require considerable maintenance and, in some cases, renovation. We need them to …

Happy Heritage Day

Thanks to Sai Care 108 Pty Ltd we were able to host our annual Heritage Day celebration. We are incredibly grateful for their …

Culinary skills programme with Ethekwini Caterers

Eight of our young people were recently selected to participate in a one day culinary skills programme facilitated by Ethekwini Caterers. Our children …
School bus

Stolen school bus replaced – thanks to IQRAA Trust

When our school bus, donated to us in 2017 by the IQRAA Trust, was stolen from our property last October, we were devastated. …

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine …

We all know the importance of saving for a rainy day. But when funds are stretched to the limit, it’s just not possible. …
TC Electrical Team

You light up our hearts

Maintaining five buildings, four of which are over a hundred years old, is near impossible when you also have 74 children to take …
Pinnacle Human Capital Consultants

The Pinnacle of support

Most households will understand the importance of a tumble dryer, especially in winter when the sun just doesn’t have the power to get …

Look at our gardens grow!

Lindsay Hamilton and her friend Megan Howes, an independent garden designer, have made magic happen! When Lindsay offered to take on the landscaping …

Full steam ahead

These ‘before’ and ‘after’ photos tell their own story. At the top, brand new and modern flooring has just been installed at our …
Mandy Goble

Message from the Director

Is it just me or does it feel like the days of each week are like beach sand, sifting through one’s fingers? Here …
Virtual Quiz Night

Join us for a Virtual Quiz Night

With social distancing still the norm for most people, our usual Mandela Day projects are off the cards. Instead, you’re invited to join …