Our vision

Our Work

Get Involved

Stories

Donate

Fundraise

Give a Child a Family

....it's where they belong!!

GCF is a Child Protection Organization promoting the rights and wellbeing of children.

GCF operates from the conviction that children have the right to grow up in a family and this principle is embedded in the GCF vision.

Facebook Feed

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons
12 hours ago
Give a Child a Family



Fall down 9 times, get up 10 times!

Having a one-year-old grandchild helps me keep grounded about life. He started learning to walk after belly-sliding, then crawling. He would get up, steady himself and we would let go and he toddled off. One step and fall down, next time three steps then fall down, then five steps and fall down. Then he rested and got back up again. Imagine if we could live our lives like that!

Success is ours but life does not make it any less rocky or with less potholes for anyone wanting to succeed. We have to understand that to achieve, we have to fail. Failing is part of succeeding.

Falling down is part of the success. If we want to get anywhere in life and take chances, there will be bumps and we will fall down. The reasons we fall are many. Maybe we are over confident or inexperienced? Maybe it is a lack of preparation or pride? Whatever the reason, we will trip at some point in time on our journey to success.

The more we attempt to succeed, the more likely we are to fall. Ever ridden a horse and fallen off? Or a bicycle? Many people refuse to get on a horse after a fall. They allow the shock of the fall to control their actions rather than seeing the success of their accomplishment.

The difference between success and failure is what you do after the fall. Allowing the defeat to take hold of you and not getting up again, keeps you defeated. But if you get up and keep getting up, then success will come.

We seem to believe that failure is in the fall. No! Failure is in the staying down and letting the fall control our lives.

No matter how many times you fall, keep getting up!!

It is in getting up that you will find true success.

Love,
Monica ❤

#SuccessWillComeIfYouKeepGoing #FallAndGetBackUpAgain
... See MoreSee Less

#MotivationMonday

Fall down 9 times, get up 10 times! 

Having a one-year-old grandchild helps me keep grounded about life.  He started learning to walk after belly-sliding, then crawling. He would get up, steady himself and we would let go and he toddled off. One step and fall down, next time three steps then fall down, then five steps and fall down. Then he rested and got back up again. Imagine if we could live our lives like that! 

Success is ours but life does not make it any less rocky or with less potholes for anyone wanting to succeed. We have to understand that to achieve, we have to fail. Failing is part of succeeding. 

Falling down is part of the success. If we want to get anywhere in life and take chances, there will be bumps and we will fall down. The reasons we fall are many. Maybe we are over confident or inexperienced? Maybe it is a lack of preparation or pride? Whatever the reason, we will trip at some point in time on our journey to success. 

The more we attempt to succeed, the more likely we are to fall. Ever ridden a horse and fallen off? Or a bicycle? Many people refuse to get on a horse after a fall. They allow the shock of the fall to control their actions rather than seeing the success of their accomplishment. 

The difference between success and failure is what you do after the fall. Allowing the defeat to take hold of you and not getting up again, keeps you defeated. But if you get up and keep getting up, then success will come. 

We seem to believe that failure is in the fall. No! Failure is in the staying down and letting the fall control our lives. 

No matter how many times you fall, keep getting up!! 

It is in getting up that you will find true success.

Love, 
Monica ❤

#SuccessWillComeIfYouKeepGoing #FallAndGetBackUpAgain

Comment on Facebook

Geweldig 🤩

#GC

GCF would like to welcome our brand-new social work interns, Busi and Nokuthula, to the organisation and the team! 🙌

We trust that your year with us will be blessed, fruitful and full of new experiences and knowledge that will equip you for a bright future in the profession. ❤

#BlessedWithTheBest #GCFfamily #DreamTeam #SocialWork #Welcome
... See MoreSee Less

#GCFStaff

GCF would like to welcome our brand-new social work interns, Busi and Nokuthula, to the organisation and the team! 🙌

We trust that your year with us will be blessed, fruitful and full of new experiences and knowledge that will equip you for a bright future in the profession. ❤

#BlessedWithTheBest #GCFfamily #DreamTeam #SocialWork #Welcome

Comment on Facebook

Thank you GCF for the opportunity&warm welcome excited to be part of your team❤️& bright future💥 ahead of me🙏🙏

Welcome home

#StaffMeeting

Yesterday we had our last staff meeting for the next few months (at least) as the Covid cases are increasing again.

This is us - 𝕠𝕦𝕣 𝔾ℂ𝔽 𝕗𝕒𝕞𝕚𝕝𝕪 - coming together to encourage each other to stay healthy and safe. Reminders about the importance of constant sanitizing, wearing masks at all times, eating healthy food to boost our immune systems, and to have faith over fear in these uncertain times.

Monica shared the story about David, who was able to speak to his own soul and ask it why it was distressed (or in turmoil).. 𝒃𝒆𝒄𝒂𝒖𝒔𝒆 𝒊𝒕 𝒏𝒆𝒆𝒅𝒆𝒅 𝒕𝒐 𝒌𝒏𝒐𝒘 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒔𝒐𝒖𝒍'𝒔 𝒉𝒐𝒑𝒆 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒊𝒏 𝑮𝒐𝒅!

"𝚆𝚑𝚢 𝚊𝚛𝚎 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚒𝚗 𝚍𝚎𝚜𝚙𝚊𝚒𝚛, 𝚖𝚢 𝚜𝚘𝚞𝚕? 𝚆𝚑𝚢 𝚊𝚛𝚎 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚍𝚒𝚜𝚝𝚞𝚛𝚋𝚎𝚍 𝚠𝚒𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚗 𝚖𝚎? 𝙷𝙾𝙿𝙴 𝙸𝙽 𝙶𝙾𝙳! 𝙵𝚘𝚛 𝙸 𝚜𝚑𝚊𝚕𝚕 𝚜𝚝𝚒𝚕𝚕 𝚙𝚛𝚊𝚒𝚜𝚎 𝙷𝚒𝚖; 𝚖𝚢 𝚂𝚊𝚟𝚒𝚘𝚞𝚛, 𝚖𝚢 𝚑𝚎𝚕𝚙𝚎𝚛, 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚖𝚢 𝙶𝚘𝚍." ~ 𝙿𝚜𝚊𝚕𝚖 𝟺𝟹:𝟻 🙌🏼

Some other exciting news was also shared by Monica with the staff - 🅦🅐🅣🅒🅗 🅣🅗🅘🅢 🅢🅟🅐🅒🅔!

While we are so blessed to still be serving children and families on our beautiful South Coast, we were also reminded to be mindful of expenses, as finances are tight this year.

𝙎𝙥𝙤𝙣𝙨𝙤𝙧𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙨𝙪𝙥𝙥𝙤𝙧𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙨, 𝙛𝙪𝙣𝙙𝙚𝙧𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙙𝙤𝙣𝙤𝙧𝙨 - 𝙒𝙀 𝙉𝙀𝙀𝘿 𝙔𝙊𝙐𝙍 𝙃𝙀𝙇𝙋!! 🙏🏼🙏🏿🙏🏽🙏🏻🙏🏿

We need monthly contributions, only R50 a month, or even R20 a month! Electronic sign up is super easy - just follow this link (for South African citizens only): tinyurl.com/GCFSignups

Monthly giving is possible via GivenGain and PayPal for international givers: www.gcf.org.za/donate/

𝕋ℍ𝔸ℕ𝕂 𝕐𝕆𝕌 𝕋𝕆 𝕆𝕌ℝ 𝕃𝕆𝕐𝔸𝕃 𝕊𝕌ℙℙ𝕆ℝ𝕋𝔼ℝ𝕊/ℂ𝕆ℕ𝕋ℝ𝕀𝔹𝕌𝕋𝕆ℝ𝕊! Where would we be without you? ❤

"𝙻𝚎𝚝 𝚞𝚜 𝚗𝚘𝚝 𝚋𝚎𝚌𝚘𝚖𝚎 𝚠𝚎𝚊𝚛𝚢 𝚘𝚏 𝚍𝚘𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚐𝚘𝚘𝚍, 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚊𝚝 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚙𝚛𝚘𝚙𝚎𝚛 𝚝𝚒𝚖𝚎 𝚠𝚎 𝚠𝚒𝚕𝚕 𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚙 𝚊 𝚑𝚊𝚛𝚟𝚎𝚜𝚝 𝚒𝚏 𝚠𝚎 𝚍𝚘 𝚗𝚘𝚝 𝚐𝚒𝚟𝚎 𝚞𝚙." ~ 𝙶𝚊𝚕𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚊𝚗𝚜 𝟼:𝟿 🙌🏼🙌🏼

#FaithOverFear #GCFFamily #MonthlySignUps #MonthlyContributions #BlessedWithTheBest #WeAreFamily #ChallengesThroughCovid #WeAreStillStanding #Victorious #TheDreamTeam
... See MoreSee Less

#StaffMeeting

Yesterday we had our last staff meeting for the next few months (at least) as the Covid cases are increasing again. 

This is us - 𝕠𝕦𝕣 𝔾ℂ𝔽 𝕗𝕒𝕞𝕚𝕝𝕪 - coming together to encourage each other to stay healthy and safe. Reminders about the importance of constant sanitizing, wearing masks at all times, eating healthy food to boost our immune systems, and to have faith over fear in these uncertain times. 

Monica shared the story about David, who was able to speak to his own soul and ask it why it was distressed (or in turmoil).. 𝒃𝒆𝒄𝒂𝒖𝒔𝒆 𝒊𝒕 𝒏𝒆𝒆𝒅𝒆𝒅 𝒕𝒐 𝒌𝒏𝒐𝒘 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒔𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒔 𝒉𝒐𝒑𝒆 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒊𝒏 𝑮𝒐𝒅! 

𝚆𝚑𝚢 𝚊𝚛𝚎 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚒𝚗 𝚍𝚎𝚜𝚙𝚊𝚒𝚛, 𝚖𝚢 𝚜𝚘𝚞𝚕? 𝚆𝚑𝚢 𝚊𝚛𝚎 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚍𝚒𝚜𝚝𝚞𝚛𝚋𝚎𝚍 𝚠𝚒𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚗 𝚖𝚎? 𝙷𝙾𝙿𝙴 𝙸𝙽 𝙶𝙾𝙳! 𝙵𝚘𝚛 𝙸 𝚜𝚑𝚊𝚕𝚕 𝚜𝚝𝚒𝚕𝚕 𝚙𝚛𝚊𝚒𝚜𝚎 𝙷𝚒𝚖; 𝚖𝚢 𝚂𝚊𝚟𝚒𝚘𝚞𝚛, 𝚖𝚢 𝚑𝚎𝚕𝚙𝚎𝚛, 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚖𝚢 𝙶𝚘𝚍. ~ 𝙿𝚜𝚊𝚕𝚖 𝟺𝟹:𝟻 🙌🏼

Some other exciting news was also shared by Monica with the staff - 🅦🅐🅣🅒🅗 🅣🅗🅘🅢 🅢🅟🅐🅒🅔! 

While we are so blessed to still be serving children and families on our beautiful South Coast, we were also reminded to be mindful of expenses, as finances are tight this year. 

𝙎𝙥𝙤𝙣𝙨𝙤𝙧𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙨𝙪𝙥𝙥𝙤𝙧𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙨, 𝙛𝙪𝙣𝙙𝙚𝙧𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙙𝙤𝙣𝙤𝙧𝙨 - 𝙒𝙀 𝙉𝙀𝙀𝘿 𝙔𝙊𝙐𝙍 𝙃𝙀𝙇𝙋!! 🙏🏼🙏🏿🙏🏽🙏🏻🙏🏿

We need monthly contributions, only R50 a month, or even R20 a month! Electronic sign up is super easy - just follow this link (for South African citizens only): https://tinyurl.com/GCFSignups

Monthly giving is possible via GivenGain and PayPal for international givers: https://www.gcf.org.za/donate/ 

𝕋ℍ𝔸ℕ𝕂 𝕐𝕆𝕌 𝕋𝕆 𝕆𝕌ℝ 𝕃𝕆𝕐𝔸𝕃 𝕊𝕌ℙℙ𝕆ℝ𝕋𝔼ℝ𝕊/ℂ𝕆ℕ𝕋ℝ𝕀𝔹𝕌𝕋𝕆ℝ𝕊! Where would we be without you? ❤ 

𝙻𝚎𝚝 𝚞𝚜 𝚗𝚘𝚝 𝚋𝚎𝚌𝚘𝚖𝚎 𝚠𝚎𝚊𝚛𝚢 𝚘𝚏 𝚍𝚘𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚐𝚘𝚘𝚍, 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚊𝚝 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚙𝚛𝚘𝚙𝚎𝚛 𝚝𝚒𝚖𝚎 𝚠𝚎 𝚠𝚒𝚕𝚕 𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚙 𝚊 𝚑𝚊𝚛𝚟𝚎𝚜𝚝 𝚒𝚏 𝚠𝚎 𝚍𝚘 𝚗𝚘𝚝 𝚐𝚒𝚟𝚎 𝚞𝚙. ~ 𝙶𝚊𝚕𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚊𝚗𝚜 𝟼:𝟿 🙌🏼🙌🏼

#FaithOverFear #GCFFamily #MonthlySignUps #MonthlyContributions #BlessedWithTheBest #WeAreFamily #ChallengesThroughCovid #WeAreStillStanding #Victorious #TheDreamTeam

#MotivationMonday

𝑳𝒆𝒕'𝒔 𝒎𝒂𝒌𝒆 𝒌𝒊𝒏𝒅𝒏𝒆𝒔𝒔 𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒕𝒂𝒈𝒊𝒐𝒖𝒔! ☺️

Sitting last night and clearing my emails with one ear on the news, I heard that KZN is now starting to enter the third wave of Covid -19. We had been able to stave it off for a while but alas, it is now upon us. We've had a couple of months of respite; social distancing, mask wearing and sanitizing have become the norm now as the pandemic continues to spread. Please remember, in a world where you can be anything, BE KIND. Let's make kindness contagious and spread kindness. ❤

Just this weekend I've sat and listened to heart-breaking situations, I've cried as I've been there, lending an empathetic ear. A family who have a 4-month-old child girl suffering cancer, needing bone marrow for a chance of survival. Breadwinner lost their job. A family battling with sick children for 3+ years in between hospitalizations and the exhaustion of caring for them constantly. A family who lost their wife, a boy of 8 and 18 who lost their mom... and I can go on and on. 💔😔

In a world that is hostile and aggressive to most of us, we need to practice 𝕂𝕀ℕ𝔻ℕ𝔼𝕊𝕊. We don't know what another person has been through, what burdens they're carrying. Little random acts of kindness go a long way in making life sweeter when it's bitter. 🍭

Look at people and smile, even with your mask on, you can smile with your eyes. 😁

We still have months of concerns ahead with the third wave upon us, with the political situation heating up, with uncertainty of the vaccines... 💉

MAKE A CHOICE TO BE KIND, starting at home!!! Let’s make kindness contagious! ☺️❤

Love,
Monica

#MakeKindnessContagious #HealTheWorld #WithASmile #ThinkBeforeYouSpeak #LoveEveryone #BeKind #SpreadKindness
... See MoreSee Less

#MotivationMonday

𝑳𝒆𝒕𝒔 𝒎𝒂𝒌𝒆 𝒌𝒊𝒏𝒅𝒏𝒆𝒔𝒔 𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒕𝒂𝒈𝒊𝒐𝒖𝒔! ☺️

Sitting last night and clearing my emails with one ear on the news, I heard that KZN is now starting to enter the third wave of Covid -19. We had been able to stave it off for a while but alas, it is now upon us.  Weve had a couple of months of respite; social distancing, mask wearing and sanitizing have become the norm now as the pandemic continues to spread. Please remember, in a world where you can be anything, BE KIND. Lets make kindness contagious and spread kindness. ❤

Just this weekend Ive sat and listened to heart-breaking situations, Ive cried as Ive been there, lending an empathetic ear. A family who have a 4-month-old child girl suffering cancer, needing bone marrow for a chance of survival. Breadwinner lost their job. A family battling with sick children for 3+ years in between hospitalizations and the exhaustion of caring for them constantly. A family who lost their wife, a boy of 8 and 18 who lost their mom... and I can go on and on. 💔😔

In a world that is hostile and aggressive to most of us, we need to practice 𝕂𝕀ℕ𝔻ℕ𝔼𝕊𝕊. We dont know what another person has been through, what burdens theyre carrying. Little random acts of kindness go a long way in making life sweeter when its bitter. 🍭

Look at people and smile, even with your mask on, you can smile with your eyes. 😁

We still have months of concerns ahead with the third wave upon us, with the political situation heating up, with uncertainty of the vaccines... 💉

MAKE A CHOICE TO BE KIND, starting at home!!! Let’s make kindness contagious! ☺️❤

Love,
Monica 

#MakeKindnessContagious #HealTheWorld #WithASmile #ThinkBeforeYouSpeak #LoveEveryone #BeKind #SpreadKindness

#ChildProtectionWeek

A special #ProtectionPrayer from our colleague, Mxolisi, over ALL children, to end the Child Protection Week for 2021.

Thank you to our amazing staff and our wonderful supporters for your constant love and care. Together we are stronger.

Remember... REPORT, REPORT REPORT.

#ChildProtection365 #ChildProtectionIsEveryonesBusiness #StrongerTogether
... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

Amen

Amen

Amen 🙌

#ChildProtectionWeek

Steven explains the difference between Child Safeguarding and Child Protection, and gives an example of Child Safeguarding. 🙌🏼

#ChildSafeguarding #ChildProtection
... See MoreSee Less

Load more

SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER

Stay up to date with what is happening at GCF.

Something went wrong. Please check your entries and try again.