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So far Nosipho nkosi has created 11 blog entries.

Running to raise rands

Running to raise rands “Running is not easy, but it definitely has its benefits”, says Nonhlanhla, a staff member at our community services programme. Nonhlanhla started running to lose weight initially, but now she does it as a sport and to give back to the less fortunate. Working at AKB has shown ...

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Bye bye Bettie

Bye bye Bettie It was the end of the road for Bettie after 17 years. Bettie couldn’t get going without some help, but once she was on the move, she couldn’t stop either unless she was turned sideways in order to glide to a stop. Most days Bettie couldn’t accomplish her important ...

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No two are the same

No two are the same *Melusi and *Zama are seventeen year old twin brothers. They share the fact that they are orphans, but not much else. While Melusi copes fairly well, Zama is in real need of psychological help. Due to Zama’s peculiar looks he is cruelly teased at school. He underachieves ...

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Our children make us proud

Our children make us proud Mia (13 years old) – took part in provincial trials for shot put. She attends a remedial school. Charde (16 years, Gr 10) – received her provincial colours in Ringball. Gabby (15 years, Gr 8) – received two golden awards for public speaking. Frikkie (15 years, Gr ...

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I am awesome

I am awesome “Is my mom ok?” was the only thing that Samantha (7 years) kept asking her housemother when she was committed into our care at the Maria Klopper Campus at the beginning of this year. What Samantha and her three-year-old sister were exposed to, no child should endure. Her mom ...

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Pinkie’s Story

Pinkie's Story Pinkie* was born in an ambulance in 2002 on the way to hospital, where her mother abandoned her. She was placed at our Maria Kloppers Campus in 2005 and was later moved to our specialist campus in Langlaagte. “Three years ago I met Pinkie, a low-functioning 14 year old with ...

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All I needed was love

All I needed was love Adrienne*is a disruptive, dishonest, attention seeking and an all-round unruly child. All these characteristics are associated with a child who has experienced immense trauma. Adrienne was placed at the Maria Kloppers Campus at the age of five and because of the trauma she suffered while living with ...

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