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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 …
Two brothers

Interview with Mandy Goble – Director Durban Child & Youth Care Centre

The following article appeared in Child & Youth Care Work, the National Association of Child Care Workers Magazine, Volume 38 recently. CYCW: Mandy, …
SERR Synergy volunteers

Volunteers return at last!

Yay for Level 1 Lockdown, which has finally allowed us to welcome volunteers to our home again. We’ve missed you and your wonderful …
Donations

Restrictions eased

With the consistent decline in new Covid-19 cases and government’s decision to move from Lockdown level 3 to level 1, we are happy …
Mandy Goble

Message from Mandy

Happy New Year! May 2021 be a blessed and better year for us all. Without a doubt 2020 was a difficult and challenging …
Christmas spoils

Thank you for making Christmas special

We would like to thank everyone who spoilt our children over the festive period. From toys in bright wrappings to new clothes … …
Chris Dranias

Thank you, Chris

Although Chris Dranias didn’t manage to break the powerlifting record last Saturday, he did manage to raise a record breaking R42 290.00 for …
Chris Dranias power lifter

All power to Chris

On 5 December, Durban strong man, Chris Dranias, will attempt to break South Africa’s 30 year old powerlifting, deadlift record, held by Gerrit …

New pyjamas bring happiness

We were fortunate enough to receive a wonderful donation of new pyjamas from three lovely ladies based in Durban North. For the past …

Ready for some virtual family fun?

Unfortunately our quiz night has been cancelled. For more information, please contact Nicolette on 031 2011 301 or email nicolette@dch.org.za Grateful thanks also …
Collapsing house of cards

Organisations on the brink of collapse as government cuts funding

Writing in Ground Up, James Stent reports that some organisations, such as children’s homes and old age homes, have gone for four months …
Mandela Day

Mandela Day 2020

We are so grateful that you are considering commemorating Mandela Day by contributing to the children cared for here at the Durban Child …

Special announcement – Extraordinary response to COVID-19 threat

At this time when our President has announced a National State of Disaster in respect of COVID-19 the management of the Durban Child …
Outsourced catering

Ensuring compliance by outsourcing catering

During April 2019 the Department of Social Development asked all Child and Youth Care Centre’s in KZN to a meeting. Meeting the health …

Renovation projects 2019/2020

We have been fortunate in this financial year to have received support towards some of our most pressing renovation projects. Special thank you …