On Saturday 23 May, the Nashua Children’s Charity Foundation (NCCF) travelled to the East Rand to visit 10 of their. Staff and children welcomed the team with smiles, songs and plenty hugs and high fives.
Badanisile Place of Safety, which accommodates 28 orphans, is in need of a visit from the NCCF builder for a quote on repairs to leaking and in some cases, non-existent ceilings.
The 11 teenagers at Caritas Home attend local suburban schools, and all participate in sport and extra mural activities. They are very keen to visit Sun City and Montecasino’s Bird Gardens.
Caroline’s Care Safe House and Creche is a noisy, happy home, brimming at the seams with happy, polite children. Caroline was proud to show off her office to us, which featured Nashua-donated equipment.
Epworth Children’s Home always has welcoming staff and children to greet us. The home continues to be very well-run, with many happy children playing in their large grounds.
At Fountain of Love Rosy’s welcoming smile is bigger than her home, which houses 48 orphans, feeds 321 children from her soup kitchen, and somehow she still runs a day care centre for 62 children from the nearby church hall.
The three homes at Lambano Sanctuary are extremely well-maintained, and their Hospice is a shining example of care for desperately ill children.
Maphindi’s Day Care Centre has ensured that the new school the NCCF has built for them is maintained to the highest of standards. The classrooms are beautifully decorated, and the involvement of parents is beyond anything we have experienced.
Pelonomi Pre-cum runs their day- and aftercare centre for 98 children with the help of a dedicated staff and continues to impress the NCCF.
Phutanang Safe Home and Soup Kitchen is run by delightful Joyce, who is so proud of her centre and the care with which she has maintained the kitchen that the NCCF renovated for her. The NCCF builder will be asked to send a quote for the urgently needed renovation to their toilet. The home is also short of children’s plastic chairs, which we will purchase for them.
At Simamisa Orphanage bubbly Sonto and her daughter care for 18 orphans and run a day care for 26 children. They have requested a washing machine from the NCCF.
Thanks again to Uber, and in particular our wonderful driver Philemon, for enabling us to visit all these homes.