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Soft toys

toys

Thanks to the extreme generosity of UK children and a bright idea from www.relike.co.uk we have now sent over 800 pre-loved and in-excellent-condition soft cuddly toys to our partners at Ekupholeni Mental Health and Trauma Centre. The children have clearly loved getting their toy (for many of them, it is the first toy of their own).

DHL

DHL have come to our rescue and from September 2014 they will provide and transport boxes of toys from the UK to children at risk, children in distress and children who have suffered most horribly in South Africa.

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Caring for Crèches / Training the Trainers

train the trainers

Our flagship Caring for Crèches programme is now ready to roll out across the whole of South Africa. We have 14 trained trainers, and crèche leaders clamouring for the training. 

  To date we have:


Training Social Auxiliary Workers

SAW graduatesAnother four very proud community workers have, with our help, achieved 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.

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.


Supporting a children's refuge

Wilhelmina who, despite the most terrible childhood [or because of it] was determined to setup a refuge for abandoned children. With the help of us and 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.


A diversion programme for street boys

Ghetto BoyzThese are street boys with the most terrible histories having suffered abuse, no male parenting, exclusion from school and gang violence, then ending up terrorising others and toting guns and knives; these are violent boys who, without help will end up either in prison or dead. The programmes we support are based around football and learning life skills gradually re-learning how to live as valued members of their society. 

How you can help:

Over the last 9 years the infant trust has trained over three thousand women [and a few men..] to recognise and act on suspicions of abuse.  We have also supported over three thousand five hundred children through therapy.  In total our work has impacted on more than SEVEN HUNDRED THOUSAND children.  For every pound you donate at least 97p goes directly to children projects in South Africa.

£5 buys a doll for an abused little girl

£10 buys a football for a team of abused boys

£20 buys paper and crayons for a crèche

£50 buys a special puppet so girls can describe what has happened to them

£100 the cost of a carer for a month in a crèche for vulnerable children

£500 buys training for 5 community workers so they can work with abused children


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