We believe that if any child is given a stable, loving, supportive family and home environment they will flourish.
Unfortunately, it is not always possible to find individual foster families for each child, so for the children that remain in our long-term care we run a ‘cluster foster scheme’. This means that all of the children live in our foster homes in Cape Town, which mimic as closely as possible a ‘typical’ family unit with love and care-giving from a foster mother and ‘siblings’ (the other children in our care).
Within these homes we provide the children with practical life skills by allowing them to be responsible for individual daily tasks such as making their own beds, helping with the washing of dishes and setting the table. We also provide the children with social skills by giving them opportunities to learn to practice listening, respecting others’ opinions and sharing ideas in a non-judgmental way.
This home and ‘cluster foster care’ model provides a stable and solid foundation, giving the child a brighter future, and a fair chance of growing up to become a socially responsible member of society - breaking the perpetual cycle of abuse.
The children who have remained in our long term care are growing up quickly and their progress has been remarkable. The development and growth of each child has been inspiring, especially those with special needs.
Read more about how your support is impacting the lives of the children in our care here.
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