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2018 in Review

As we wind down toward the end of 2018 we wish to thank everyone who has supported our foundation in our endeavour to bring help, hope and love to orphaned and vulnerable children in the Westlake Community.The partnerships formed have been incredibly valuable to...

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2018 in review

As we wind down toward the end of 2018 we wish to thank everyone who has supported our foundation in our endeavour to bring help, hope and love to orphaned and vulnerable children in the Westlake Community. The partnerships formed have been incredibly valuable to...

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Almost there for Sunbeam

Site visit with our team from RICTS to iron out the final build details for ‪#‎Sunbeam‬. RICTS are the partners we have chosen to provide the build solution for #Sunbeam Early Childhood Development centre in Westlake! It is always such a...

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Sunbeam creche – Out with the old and in with the new!

We received the design drawings for the Sunbeam creche today and to be honest, I have butterflies of happiness dancing around in my stomach! Knowing you are working towards something and then actually physically seeing it are two entirely different things! From a...

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Meet Shanel Matambo – owner of Sunbeam creche

Today my heart is singing a happy tune! Thank you to your amazing generosity and kindness we have achieved R68500 so far! Almost there:-) Can you help us reach R100000? Listen to the wonderful owner of Sunbeam creche, Shanel Matambo being interviewed by Pippa Hudson...

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Daring to dream big!

As of today you have donated R57K, yes you read right...R57K! Our new goal - R100K! We are almost there! Barely a week ago we pictured a pretty wendy house, today a whole new beautiful, brand new creche! The power of working together, united to a achieve a common...

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Sunbeam creche Westlake – transforming little lives

The last few days have been beyond exciting! What started off as a small plea to help raise R14000 for a wendy house to stop the Sunbeam creche in Westlake from being closed down has escalated into a community coming together beyond our wildest dreams! We are all...

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Urgent appeal for donations – Sunbeam creche closure

The Orphan Care Foundation is responsible for assisting 51 vulnerable children and orphans in the Westlake Community in the southern suburbs of Cape Town. Started 8 years ago by Martin Oosthuizen and his wife Louise, the foundation now also provides assistance to 7...

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Easter Egg hunt in the Tokai forest

Westlake children Easter egg hunt. The Orphan Care Foundation together with another Non Profit organisation called SOUL, partnered to arrange an Easter egg hunt for 60 of the vulnerable and orphaned children from the Westlake informal settlement on the 23rd March...

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Delivery of Family Support Package

I am touched every time I deliver a package to the safe care parents. With my last delivery I visited an old lady who is clearly very poor. She takes care of a 15 year old boy. I entered the house and found the old lady sitting on a chair, next to the...

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Disaster Relief Winterstorm

Our thoughts are with all affected by the weekend's storms. We just came back from a visit in a township and we identified many children in urgent need. We kindly ask you to help us to alleviate the suffering of those who are in need. DONATE GOODS ...

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A light in the darkness

In March a fire destroyed a part of the informal settlement in Phumlani. If a fire is burning in these areas with lots of wooden shacks it is almost uncontrollable. When Benjamin noticed the fire, his shack was already in flames. He only thought of his children and...

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Our child care program

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...

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Lot of fun in the Summer Camp

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...

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Kids Club Christmas Party

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...

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A new place of safety and hope

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...

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