Orphan Care Support
Description: Providing support and care to orphans and improving their emotional situations and their level of acceptance with daily routines at an orphanage home
Type of Work: A good-hearted woman resident in Atteridgeville realizing the urgent need for caring for the children in the area with no other place to go has established this home. Initially time and effort was invested in establishing, registering and organizing the affairs of the Home. The main focus currently is to create better opportunities for the children to develop in a stable and caring environment, and to improve their life skills.
Forty-four children aged between six and nineteen reside at the Home on a full time basis.
Kingdom Life Children Center, children have undergone regular workshops on various topics including hygiene management, health matters and ethics amongst others.
The children of the Kingdom Life Children’s Centre have an abundance of talent.
Study Theme: The children receive classes in playing the violin; they are great chorists and are excellent gumboot dancers. Music is a great way of teaching the children about life, and also provides them some escape from their own experiences.
Kingdom Life provides a caring home environment for children that are at their most vulnerable.It is of paramount importance to us to render services and programs that is in the best interest of every individual child. Just as soon as you think you've seen the worst of cases, you come across yet another one.
Accommodation: Accommodation will be in rooms at the project center. Participants will be required to bring their own sleeping bags. The accommodation has a simple bathroom with shower and there is running water. The accommodation and work place have flushing toilets and does have electricity. It is important to take care of your personal belongings and especially cellphones and other items stored on you always.
Language: The community has multi-cultural people and English is mostly spoken with local languages such as Sotho, Zulu, and Tshwana to name a few.
Requirements: Open minded, ready to interact with other people of different cultural background - Positive attitude - Willing to share his/her experiences - Flexible to live/stay in simple living conditions - Flexible to eat local food - Ready to do heavy manual work on the project and No experience needed. The home has a Church and not a requirement that you attend the prayers or services but most welcome.
Approximate Location: Attridgville, Pretoria. Participants can book tickets to O.R. Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg. Take the Gautrain to Pretoria and one of our volunteers will be waiting for you at the Gautrain station. www.gautrain.co.za
Notes: Weekends are meant to be for free tours that the group can organize by themselves. All our work camps are reserved for cultural nights when each volunteer can present her/his country and culture.
You are welcome to bring some toys, old clothes etc and games especially board games, football balls etc for the children enjoy sporting activities especially after school and those that do not attend school.
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