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The Orphans Endowment Fund

Apart from looking after our current orphaned children, the Orphans Endowment Fund has started supporting other orphaned and vulnerable children organizations in South Africa including the following:

THE ORPHANS ENDOWMENT FUND DONATES R25 000 TO THE ST THERESA’S HOME-BASED IN MAYVILLE, DURBAN

St Theresa’s Children’s Home is one such facility that currently provides professional care for orphaned and vulnerable boys from the ages 3 to 18 years from poor communities across the province of Kwa-Zulu Natal.

Many families that are already poverty-stricken and are struggling to provide for the basic needs of their families are unable to provide such services at home and do not have the resources to send children to facilities that charge for such services.

ST THERESA
MALVERN CHILD

THE ORPHANS ENDOWMENT FUND DONATES R25 000 TO MALVERN CHILD AND YOUTH CARE CENTRE

Malvern Child and Youth Care Centre provides a safe and nurturing home for 72 children who have been orphaned, abused or neglected, as well as those suffering from chronic life-threatening illnesses or disability. The children are provided with safe and secure accommodation, daily cooked meals, counselling services, and much more. The children attend 9 schools in the surrounding area of Malvern, and the organisation is exempted from paying school fees but have to pay for excursions and other related activities that the children participate in.

THE ORPHANS ENDOWMENT FUND DONATES R25 000 TO THE ST PHILOMENAS BASED IN BEREA, DURBAN​

St. Philomena’s was established with the aim of providing developmental care for orphaned and vulnerable children (OVCs) and youth in Durban, KZN.

St. Philomena’s works with all members of the community and has projects with special emphasis on:

  • Children between the ages of 7 to 13 years old
  • Primary caregivers of children and their family members
  • Orphans & vulnerable children 6 – 18 years old
  • Orphans & vulnerable girls 18 – 21 years old
St Philemon

THE ORPHANS ENDOWMENT FUND DONATES R100 000 TO SUPPORT JAMES HOUSE CHILD AND YOUTH CARE BASED IN HOUT BAY, WESTERN CAPE

James House Child and Youth Care firmly believes that family preservation and reunification work is key in changing the lives of orphans and vulnerable youth and their families. The Children’s Home cares for children who have nobody to take care of them sufficiently due to poverty, unemployment, substance abuse, and domestic violence. Family breakdown is common. Child neglect and child abuse are still rife in the community and there is an increase in the number of orphans as a result of the HIV Aids pandemic.

Child and Youth Care Centre proudly offering One Residential Treatment Centre for Boys and Girls and 3 Prevention and Early Intervention Programmes. These programmes are well implemented and it is looked at as Best Practice Models in South Africa operating within the South African legal framework of the Children’s Act No 38 of 2005.

DURBAN CHILD

THE ORPHANS ENDOWMENT FUND DONATES R50 000 TO SUPPORT DURBAN CHILD AND YOUTH CARE CENTRE BASED IN DURBAN, KWAZULU NATAL

The Durban Child and Youth Care Centre is a registered children’s home that was founded in 1905. The Centre is currently providing residential care to 74 boys and girls between the ages of 2 and 18 years.  These children are placed through the courts having been found to be at risk and in need of a safe and caring environment.  The reasons leading to placement include orphan hood, abandonment, rejection, and all forms of abuse.

THE ORPHANS ENDOWMENT FUND DONATES R50 000 TO SUPPORT THANDANANI CHILDRENS HOME BASED IN PIETERMARITZBURG, KWAZULU NATAL​

Thandanani Children’s Foundation is a registered non-profit organisation that facilitates community-based care and support for orphaned and other vulnerable children in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. Since April 2007, Thandanani has supported 15,158 beneficiaries across 2441 households via the Family Strengthening Project.

Thandanani has a well-established system of community-based care and support for orphaned and other vulnerable children (OVC) and their families. This system involves training residents from the communities in which they work as fieldworkers who then helps to identify and address the basic needs of resource-constrained families caring for orphans and other vulnerable children.

 

Making a Difference

Already the Orphans Endowment Fund is addressing the needs of more than 1,000 OVC orphans and vulnerable children and their family members. The number of beneficiaries is increasing steadily as the Fund grows.