Home of Hope
Home of Hope is a Designated Child Protection Organisation that provides services for the protection, education and support of children that have been abused, abandoned and neglected and those who suffer from Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and HIV. Home of Hope currently runs two major projects:
1. Cluster foster homes for children that have been abused, abandoned and neglected and those who suffer from HIV and FASD. We can accommodate a maximum of 18 children of all ages in our cluster foster project; six in each of our three homes. Here they are cared for by a loving, nurturing foster mother and the whole aim is that they function as close to as possible a normal loving family and do not feel as though they are institutionalised children.
2. Amathemba; a special needs school for children who suffer from FASD and other similar neurodevelopment delays. This is the first school of its kind in the whole country that is geared to meeting the specific needs and challenges of children who suffer from FASD. Currently we can accommodate a maximum of 30 children in Amathemba, but it is envisaged that this project could, in the future, be rolled out nationally because there is such a big need. We do not receive any formal funding from Government and are therefore entirely dependent on the kindness, generosity and support of individuals and businesses from the community, as well as our own fundraising efforts to continue to help and care for these children in desperate need. We host several fundraising events and initiative throughout the year to help us raise the much needed funds to keep the organisation running.