Meet Lisa ...
“My name is Lisa. I am 9 years old.
Elizabeth and I stay in the youth care centre (children’s home). Elizabeth is my doll. She always wanted to have a little girl as her mother. So, when I came to stay at the centre (children’s home) she was very happy. She was lying on my bed and waiting for me.
At the beginning I used to cry a lot, then Elizabeth would also cry. We were scared, because we did not know anybody. When it became dark, I was also afraid that someone would come into my room.
What do we do?
The provincial management is responsible for planning, co-ordinating and facilitating the establishment and running of youth care centres in the Free State for children in need of care or allegedly in need of care, in co-operation with the Department of Social Development, congregations and communities, in such a way that the programme is cost-effective, non-discriminatory and integrated. The objective is to render an acceptable service to as many children as possible.
How can I get involved?
There are many ways in which you can get involved and make a difference in the life of a child. This is done on a volunteer basis.
What is a volunteer?
A volunteer is a person who gives of his/her time, love, knowledge or often money, and receives no payment for it. Volunteers are usually persons who wish to make a difference to the life of somebody else.
What do volunteers receive from their involvement?
Each of our youth care centres must obtain additional funds to provide in the needs of our children as government subsidies only cover around 60 - 70% of our costs.
Any contribution you can make will help us and will be deeply appreciated.
If you would like to support our children with a monthly donation, follow these simple steps: