child and youth care centre
Thabang Children’s Project NPO is registered by the Department of Social Development as a Child and Youth Care Centre according to the South African Child Care Act, and as a Nonprofit-Organisation Registration No. 177-275. It provides residential care for 32 children in need, focusing on the growth and development of children and youth in different contexts such as the family and the community.
Much emphasis is placed on academics and being successful therein. Children who show academic potential are admitted to alternative schools to enable them to receive teaching and education that will allow them to have a chance to progress in life beyond grade 12. Certain of the state schools present huge challenges which hinder the scholars from achieving a decent education. Fortunately, some generous benefactors have invested funds into these children which have given them an opportunity to perform. We are very grateful to Daniel Jaeggi, President of Mercuria Energy Group Limited. Switzerland, for his long – standing investment into our children. It is through Daniel’s support that we are able to provide an academic programme which operates via two part time teachers who provide daily homework assistance and extra teaching for Thabang children.
Drop-In-Centre smash block
Children at the Drop-In-Centre: Providing a daily cooked meal, academic support with homework daily and twice monthly on Saturdays plus extra mural activities such as painting and sporting activities and working in the vegetable garden. Children within the community: Carers conduct home visits to the Orphaned and Vulnerable households to monitor the living conditions of the children and provide monthly food parcels.
CONTACT: Glory Vilakazi, Manager,
Ph: +27 (0) 83 226 77 57, email@example.com
Thabang Children’s Project assists older children once they turn 18 years of age. This includes job seeking and finding a place to live. Youth who obtain their Matric or Grade 12 with good results and desire to study further, receive guidance and support from Thabang to apply for tertiary studies. Thanks to donors these students are supported with the initial finances to start off their academic courses.
Presently, Thabang is guiding a young man through his second year of a course in Mechanical Engineering, in TVET College in Rustenberg. Fortunately, Godisang Community Development Trust is sponsoring him.
A young woman finished Matric last year (2018) and is now studying for Human Resource Management in University of Venda. We are hoping that the National Student Financial Aid Scheme will support her. A kind donor donated funds to Thabang, which has enabled us to register the student and set her up in some accommodation so long.