It takes a village
to raise a child.
It takes a village
to raise a child.
The purpose of Child Welfare Kenton on Sea & Bushmansriver is to:
Provide a development Social Welfare service to children in need of care and protection in terms of the Children’s Act 38 of 2005.
Provide Social Work services to children in need of care, support and protection within and outside of their family environment.
The organisation became Child Welfare South Africa: Kenton/Bushmans in 1993 when the National Council together with the community realised there was a need to establish this particular organisation.
Child Welfare SA: Kenton/Bushmans is the only organisation in this area currently rendering services to children between the ages of 0-13 years of age. Most of the members of the communities we serve view our office as a sort of advice office and therefore approach us for assistance with various matters such as assistance with the application of Care Dependency Grants, Child Support Grants, Disability Grants and counselling.
What we do
Child Welfare Kenton/Bushmans manages two Soup Kitchens, namely, Noluthando and Helping Hands.
We feed up to 112 children per day and manage After Care Services for up to 80 children per day through the Uviwe Activity Centre and Helping Hands Centre situated in Ekuphumleni. We manage Foster Care cases of about 70 families and also monitor and supervise Marcel Thokomala Foster Home.
Children fed per day
Children in aftercare
Family foster cases
Our Social Worker, Nomaxabiso Sojola, who is assisted by the Social Auxiliary Worker, Gladys Hani, do screening of clients, conduct home visits and do the foster care placement of children through our courts of law. Both our social workers provide counselling to their clients which includes both parents and children. In addition, group work is also done with children, teaching them about life skills and parenting skills.
Thokomala Foster Home
Thokomala Foster Home is situated in Marcel, Bushmans, Ward 3. We perform statutory and administrative work on their behalf.
Uviwe Activity Centre
Uviwe Activity Centre is situated in Ekuphumleni, Kenton. It is an aftercare facility for children in which they can do homework and have play time. It is on our property and is managed by Gloria Mxube.
Noluthando Soup Kitchen
Noluthando Soup Kitchen is situated in Ekuphumleni, Kenton where many needy and hungry children are fed. It is managed by Zameka Breakfast.
Helping Hands Soup Kitchen
Helping Hands Soup Kitchen is also situated in Ekuphumleni, Kenton where many children are fed. It is managed by Gladys Hani and Bukelwe Bowen.
How you can help
Due to the onset of Covid-19 last year, our fundraising was severely impacted and resulted in our organisation suffering a substantial financial loss as seen on our Audited Financial Statements. We were forced to take drastic measures to steady the ship but we urgently need to build up our financial reserves to keep Child Welfare Kenton afloat. To this end, we would greatly appreciate your financial assistance. If you require further information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to assist.
You can either donate by depositing directly into our bank account (bank details below) or you can donate through one of our Payfast portals.
Soup Kitchens and Foster Home
You are welcome to donate food for our soup kitchens and foster home. You can just drop the food off at our Kenton office and we will manage it from there.
We have two charity shops, one in Kenton on Sea and one in Ekuphumleni. Please bring your second hand clothes for the shops. You can drop your second hand clothes off at the Kenton Office which is situated behind the Kenton Post Office near the Municipal Building.
Donations help us keep our doors open, salaries and expenses paid. Please support us by making a once-off or recurring donation.
Secure payment via Payfast
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Or donations via EFT
Standard Bank Current Account
Acc No: 280 278 462
Branch No: 001117