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Our child care program

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The need for caring for abandoned and vulnerable babies in South Africa is huge. Social workers or the police bring babies or older children in the night or early mornings. They find the babies in the field abandoned, in bags alongside the road or in the midst of abuse situations in their communities. We want […]

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Lot of fun in the Summer Camp

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Almost in the end of the Summer holidays 40 kids of the OVC Group (Orphan and vulnerable children) had the chance to take part in the summer camp from the 11th to 13th of January. Meeting point for departure was the Community centre in Westlake on Friday the 11th of January at 1 pm, where […]

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Kids Club Christmas Party

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Written by Johanna Steffe, Volunteer from Germany Our Christmas Party for the Kids Club of the Orphan Care Foundation on Friday, 30th November 2012, was a very successful event. Volunteers, all local helpers, and I, met in the hall of the Community Centre in Westlake to decorate it on time with colourful balloons, pictures and […]

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A new place of safety and hope

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All project members looked very much forward to the 1 December 2012. The day, a new place of hope and love for abandoned babies opened. Thanks to the support of people around the world, the renovation work of the house started in the beginning of November. There was quite a big workload and the guys […]

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A new safe house for abandoned babies

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We are busy setting up a new home for abandoned babies in the southern suburbs of Cape Town. A new wonderful opportunity to bring hope and sow love into these children’s life. It still needs some time to fix the roof of the house and to get everything painted and repaired. We look forward to welcome […]

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Delivery of a bed for a child

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Our bed-for-a-child project has gain new exciting ground on Friday 20 July 2012. We delivered our first bed made from recycled wood. A few months ago I was invited by a company in Richards bay (Aluref), to look at ways they can support our bed-for-a-child project. They import products from Europe in wooden crates to […]

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Prototyp bed out of recycled wood

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With the project “bed for a child” we aim to create comfortable sleeping places for children, so they do not have to sleep on the ground in the shacks anymore. In the past few weeks we were working on the optimizing of the manufacturing of these beds. With the help and involvement of the two […]

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Cupcake Party at KidsClub

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Pirate party! Ahoy, me hearties! Argh! One of the causes our Cape Town Sisterhood supports is the Orphan Care Foundation’s Kids Club, a Friday afternoon programme at the Westlake Community Centre for the children from Westlake Village. Last Friday, our Cupcake Revolution Team, headed up by Magriet Smit, held a pirate-themed Cupcake Party for the […]

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Orphan Care Foundation on Facebook

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Stay connected with the Orphan Care Foundation on Facebook. You can help us with spreading the mission and work of the Orphan Care Foundation. Become a friend of the Orphan Care Foundation on Facebook and share our dream of giving hope, sowing love and finding purpose for orphaned and vulnerable children.

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Kids Club Highlights in March

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On the 2nd of March we had a story time and the theme was “Readers are leaders” and we focused on the importance of reading. 9th March: The musician Igor visited us and led the kids in a fun and very loud session of praise and worship. After the singing part they could make whistles […]

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