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.
Durbanville Children’s Home guarantees that all donations made to us will directly benefit the 144 children in our care.
From R100 per month, or even a once-off donation, you can change the life of a vulnerable child.
The intake of children falls within a 100km radius of Durbanville, which includes farms, informal settlements, squatter camps and towns. The Durbanville Children’s Home is presently caring for 144 children between the ages of 2-18 years.
The criteria for children to be included in the Programme at the Durbanville Children’s Home are:
Vulnerable children removed from their homes by 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.
Due to COVID-19 our events were cancelled. But keep an eye on this section to stay up to date with future events.
We have four events taking place on an annual basis. We have our Annual Ball, Ladies Day, Rugby Day, and Golf Day.
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