Nceda Phambili NPC
Johan and Elizma Boucher opened their home to abandoned, ill and traumatized children in 2007. Johan passed away suddenly in 2009; however Elizma decided to continue with their dream. Despite battling breast cancer herself, Elizma cared for more than 300 children over these years. Sadly, she passed away in January 2018 still caring for 9 children at that time.
The children were fortunate to have had a caring non-profit committee (Nceda Phambili NPO) and dedicated volunteers who stepped in to temporarily take care of the children during this difficult time.
With God’s grace a loving couple, John & Joanne Schultz, offered to foster the children and moved in with them in January 2018. Fostering these 6 children is a huge responsibility, but John & Joanne see it as their calling. There are 3 boys and 3 girls and their ages range between 5 and 15 years. They consider the children to be part of their family and care for them as they did their now two adult children. John & Joanne want to empower the children to become balanced, happy and functional members of society where they too can use the gifts and talents God has given them to make a difference in the lives of others.
All legal, financial and funding matters are managed by the Nceda Phambili NPO and a Management Committee, consisting of 4 NPO members and 4 ad-hoc members. The NPO is solely dependent on donations to cover the day-to-day expenses of the foster care children. Operational matters are managed by the foster parents, 1 staff member and volunteers.