Help change Lives! St. John's Daycare
- By: Patricia Marite
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/change-lives
Here in Zenzele (Randfontein), there are many young children, who sit with their mothers all day in the hot sun on the side of the road, selling goods to make a meager living. It is our desire that these children have an opportunity to spend their days in a safe, quality, nurturing the environment, where they can not only be kids and have fun and play but also have a solid foundation in learning to read and write.
This will also give their parent/s the opportunity to find reliable work to support their families and help change the face of their community.
Additionally, many of our young orphans, who live with their relatives also need a place to go whilst their guardian works. Our solution was to open up a Daycare Center that is geared towards these 2 to 5-year-olds. We are fortunate to be able to start the daycare in a little house. The Daycare is run following the Smart Start system (#4465) and led by St. John's trained ECD Practitioner, Cynthia Ngcwabe, who has a great heart for the children of Mohlakeng & Zenzele.
However, to make this Daycare successful and accessible to many families, we need your help!
Please consider making a one-time donation or regularly sponsor a child/ren to attend St. John's Day Care….
There is much to be done to ensure we have a safe environment for the children.
Start-up costs are estimated at R21,000.00 (ZAR) (USD $1,500.00). These funds will:
- Fix the roof of the house
- Install a toilet and safe plumbing system
- Pave the dirt yard
- Replace the broken barb-wire fence with a safe fence and much more!
Total (on-going) monthly budget is estimated to run at R48,500.00 (ZAR) per month (USD $ 3,500.00).
DONATIONS OF ANY SIZE WILL BE A HUGE BLESSING! NO AMOUNT IS TOO SMALL - IT ALL MAKES A DIFFERENCE!
Tax note: We are a registered Public Benefit Organization.
Sponsor a child for:
One month: R 500 ($35.00)
Six months: R 3,000 ($215.00)
One year: R 6,000 ($430.00)
TO VIEW PHOTOS OF THE DAYCARE VISIT OUR BLOG OR CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE: WWW.STJOHNORPHANS.ORG
Check out our Facebook page!
Thank you for consideration in helping to make a huge difference in these precious children’s and families’ lives!
Our goal is to raise enough funds to cover all expenses for 2020! Your support will help us reach this goal! Thank you.
- Dec 04, 2019 - USD $ 68.23
- "Kirsten’s friend" - Sherry Ranatunga
- Dec 02, 2019 - USD $ 23.75
- "May the Lord bless you all this year." - Elizabeth Rothwell
- Nov 18, 2019 - USD $ 100.35
- "For daycare" - Anonymous
St.John the Divine Orphans and Outreach
Working Towards a Better Tomorrow
St John the Divine Orphans and Outreach began in 2002 as a Church Outreach. We could not ignore the cry and the pain of vulnerable orphans left behind by the high rate of HIV and the AIDS Pandemic.
We are registered as a section 21 non-profit organization, and Section 18 A, which legalized the operation of our charity in accordance with the South African frame-work of taking care of Orphans and Vulnerable Children.
To care for orphans and vulnerable children, remove the stigma of being an orphan, and alleviate poverty and suffering by facilitating programs that make a change in our community.
Bana Pele is a Tswana idiom simply translated to mean: The Children Come First. Indeed, it takes a village to raise a child. St. John's Orphans and Outreach strives to develop in our children an independence mindset where they learn to make responsible life choices.
To identify orphans and vulnerable children, register them in our data base, promote and mobilize all their basic needs in accordance to the rights of children in the South African Constitution.
Instead of placing children in a traditional orphanage, we provide Home Based Care where children are not living in an institution, rather stay in their own home environment under the guardianship of Grannies, relatives, siblings, and foster parents. In this type of model, children are likely to experience a family environment and feel less like an orphan. Home Base Care allows the children to enjoy living at home while using all community facilities as other young people. They will grow up under a traditional family environment with a rich culture.
Since 2002, we have reached our main objective of identifying, registering, and developing our children’s self esteem. St. John the Divine Orphans and Outreach has built trust with our stake holders and supporting organizations, and most importantly, our children are able to live freely and use their God-given talents!