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Durbanville Children's Home

Celebrating 141 years of care

Durbanville Children’s Home is one of the oldest children’s homes in South Africa, dating back to 1883. As a registered institution of care, we are currently tasked with looking after 144 children who were placed here by court orders. Millions of South African children are in need of care and support. We at Durbanville Children’s Home step into the role by using dedicated professional services to support the children in need of care, as well as their families. Our ultimate goal is to restore children to a healthy family relationship.

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The Durbanville Children’s Home has been a safe haven for 144 underprivileged children within the Cape Peninsula. Children from different cultural backgrounds, aged from 2 to 18 years, are cared for at our home on a continuous basis. The intake of children falls within a 100km radius of Durbanville, which includes farms, informal settlements, squatter camps and towns.

In accordance with the Children’s Act, the courts place children, in need of care and safety, in child and youth care centers such as the Durbanville Children’s Home. The Durbanville Children’s Home is a South African non-profit organization and is a service of BADISA (NPO 011-891) a church-based, non-governmental welfare organization.

 

The criteria for children to be included in the Programme at Durbanville Children’s Home are:

  • Vulnerable children removed from their homes by a court order issued in accordance with the Children’s Act.
  • Children below the age of 18 or still at school (this means that if children are older than 18, but still at school, they also qualify to be included in the Programme until they complete Grade 12).

The children in our Home come from environments that are not conducive to nurturing and growing well-grounded, well-adjusted and spirited young people. Instead, their primary caregivers are often absent; leaving the children exposed to a number of abuses, including emotional, psychological and physical abuse.

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Durbanville Children’s Home guarantees that all donations made to us will directly benefit the 144 children in our care.

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From R100 per month, or even a once-off donation, you can change the life of a vulnerable child.

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Volunteers are the lifeblood of Durbanville Children’s Home! They help ensure the best possible care for the children.

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MANAGERS REPORT

 

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OUR STORIES

 

Read about our staff’s experiences with our children and home.

 

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OUR EVENTS

 

Become a champion for change and attend our fundraising events. We host four fundraising events on an annual basis – Annual Ball, Ladies Event, Rugby Event and Golf Day.

 

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OUR CAMPAIGNS

 

Make a difference in the lives of our children. We run various campaigns throughout the year to raise awareness of the home and tend to our children’s urgent needs.

 

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