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Help educate a 6 year old

Vernon and Desireé (pseudonyms) live in Yeoville; are Grade R pupils at Johanna Malan Early Childhood Development Centre (JMECDC) and their future, along with that of 19 other pre-schoolers, hangs in the balance at the school. The 21 pre-schoolers are in arrears with their school fees. Many of these children are from homes where one…

Help ‘n sesjarige met opvoeding

Vernon en Desireé (skuilname) woon in Yeoville; is Graad R leerders by Johanna Malan Vroeë- Kinderontwikkelingsentrum (JMECDC) en hulle toekoms, saam met die van 19 ander voorskoolse kinders is op die spel. Die 21 kinders se skoolfonds is kwaai agterstallig. Baie van die kinders kom uit huise waar een of beide ouers werkloos is en…

I didn’t even exist before 2016

I was born in South Africa but my parents are from Serbia and Montenegro. I came to the children’s home in December 2010 and have had problems with my citizenship papers ever since. Tannie Nicoli (housemother) and I have been to the Department of Home Affairs dozens of times and sadly things just never worked…

Voor 2016 het ek nie eers bestaan nie

Ek is in Suid-Afrika gebore, maar my ouers kom van Serwië en Montenegro. Ek is in die Kinderhuis opgeneem in Desember 2010 en het sedertdien probleme met my burgerskap dokumentasie. Tannie Nicoli, my huisma, is dosyne kere saam met my na die Departement van Binnelandse Sake, maar ongelukkig het dinge net nooit in my guns…

I matter

Jane recently attended her matric farewell and was surprised and made to feel special on the day by her principal. She is a 19 year old young woman, raised at our Kempton East satellite house. Her principal mentioned her in his speech when addressing pupils: “I am very proud of Jane because she does not…

Ek maak saak

Jane het onlangs ervaar hoe dit sou voel om ‘n feeprinses te wees by ‘n bal. Sy is verras deur die besondere kompliment wat haar skoolhoof vir haar gegee het. Sy is ‘n 19-jarige wat grootgeword het in die Kempton-Oos satelliethuis. In sy toespraak het die skoolhoof gesê, “Ek is baie trots op Jane want…

Home is where the heart is

Marlene’s life changed in 2009, when she became part of a donor sponsored programme in Soweto. Since then we’ve known her as a happy, loving girl whose smile brings joy to those who know and cherish her. *Marlene Mashego (pseudonym) (17) and her younger brother *Lesego Mashego (pseudonym) (12) were born HIV positive. Her status…

Die huis van my hart

Marlene se lewe het in 2009 verander, toe sy opgeneem is in ons program in Soweto wat deur ‘n donateur geborg is. Sedertdien ken ons haar as ‘n gelukkige en liefdevolle jong meisie met ‘n glimlag wat vreugde bring aan almal vir wie sy kosbaar is. *Marlene Mashego (skuilnaam) (17) en haar jonger boetie, *Lesego…

Dunamis Food & Events

Dunamis was established in April 2017 by a former Assistant Chef student from the Emdeni Skills Development Centre, Innocentia Mtshali. Dunamis Food & Events specialises in catering and event planning. Not only is the company about rendering a service but is also about empowering women and the youth through employment. Director, Innocentia, is a resident…

Listening to the rain

Little Tumelo is happy in his bed tonight as he listens to the rain pouring down outside. He hears the breathing of his two roommates and all of this makes the most wonderful music. Earlier today Aunty Ernesta told them to stop complaining because they could not play outside because of the rain. She told…