the infant trust is a UK based charity aiming to break the cycle of violence and abuse against small children in South Africa.
We have helped fund another four very proud community workers to achieve a life-long ambition to become qualified Social Auxiliary Workers[SAW]. That now is over 50 people we have funded through this life-changing course.
These graduates have and will spend their working lives interacting with damaged children; they help the children in group sessions, help families to understand and help them all to cope with what has happened. If a perpetrator is charged these excellent people will work with and support children going through the long and traumatic road to court and beyond.
The Social Auxiliary Workers are crucial in helping children and their families rebuild their lives after severe trauma, we are really proud of them and their work and are really proud to be part of ensuring they have enhanced skills and a qualification that will give each individual a confident and secure future.
Just once in a while, amongst all the amazing work that is done to help children in South Africa, we come across a shining star. One such is Wilhelmina who, despite the most terrible childhood [or because of it …] she determined to setup a refuge for abandoned children. With the help of our friends at Imisebeyelanga Wilhelmina now cares for many children and struggles day in and day out for food and water and power and clothing.
Through this programme, by the middle of 2013, we have
In 2013 we are operating this programme in three provinces for a total of 380 crèche leaders.
We have been supporting these types of programmes for 4 years and they are immensely successful. These are always street boys most of whom have the most terrible histories – they have always suffered abuse themselves and, with no help, have found themselves excluded from school, in gangs, toting guns, abusing and terrorising others.