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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.

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#MondaysWithMonica

Do you know that you can give any amount on a monthly basis to help support our cause and make a difference? “Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” Vincent van Gogh

If all our friends gave R50 a month, that would translate to R425,000 monthly and R5,100,000 annually! (kr 30 = kr 255,000; $/£/€3 = $/£/€25,500). 😮

Imagine the incredible preventative and early intervention work Give a Child a Family Africa could do throughout Africa to promote a non-violent society with our Family4Life Programme!
REMEMBER - IT ALL STARTS WITH FAMILY!!! ❤️

Violence or Peace?
"If you want real peace in the world, start with children" said Mahatma Ghandi, “and if you want real peace at home, community and the world, start with the children's parents.”

It cannot be “business as usual”. Violence against children and communities have reached unprecedented levels, and we are spending millions on repairing people, children and families. Violence costs us as individuals R43,610 (kr 26,000; $2,500; £2000; €2300) per capita in South Africa, according to Global Peace Index for 2020 by the Institute for Economics and Peace. www.visionofhumanity.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/GPI_2020_web.pdf

At Give a Child a Family Africa, we do preventative and early intervention work with families. Parents comment that they did not realise how much they learned about communication, relationship building, discipline and what a difference it has made in their family life in bringing peace and understanding, since they've implemented what they've learned.

Be part of the change and contribute monthly. www.gcf.org.za/donate/

“You may never know what results come of your action, but if you do nothing there will be no result.”

Love,
Monica ❤️

#MonthlyContribution #StrongerTogether #FamiliesMatter #GiveHope #MakeADifference #SupportOurWork
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#MondaysWithMonica

Do you know that you can give any amount on a monthly basis to help support our cause and make a difference? “Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” Vincent van Gogh

If all our friends gave R50 a month, that would translate to R425,000 monthly and R5,100,000 annually! (kr 30 = kr 255,000; $/£/€3 = $/£/€25,500). 😮

Imagine the incredible preventative and early intervention work Give a Child a Family Africa could do throughout Africa to promote a non-violent society with our Family4Life Programme!  
REMEMBER - IT ALL STARTS WITH FAMILY!!! ❤️

Violence or Peace?
If you want real peace in the world, start with children said Mahatma Ghandi, “and if you want real peace at home, community and the world, start with the childrens parents.”

It cannot be “business as usual”. Violence against children and communities have reached unprecedented levels, and we are spending millions on repairing people, children and families. Violence costs us as individuals R43,610 (kr 26,000; $2,500; £2000; €2300) per capita in South Africa, according to Global Peace Index for 2020 by the Institute for Economics and Peace. https://www.visionofhumanity.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/GPI_2020_web.pdf

At Give a Child a Family Africa, we do preventative and early intervention work with families.  Parents comment that they did not realise how much they learned about communication, relationship building, discipline and what a difference it has made in their family life in bringing peace and understanding, since theyve implemented what theyve learned. 

Be part of the change and contribute monthly. www.gcf.org.za/donate/

“You may never know what results come of your action, but if you do nothing there will be no result.”

Love,
Monica ❤️

#MonthlyContribution #StrongerTogether #FamiliesMatter #GiveHope #MakeADifference #SupportOurWork

What would you like to know about Give a Child a Family Africa?

We are sharing our work, experiences and knowledge on social media platforms almost every day, but perhaps we are not answering the questions you have about the organisation? Or, maybe there are things you would like to know more about. Write us a line and we might make a post or blog about exactly that.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

#gcfafrica #askus
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Please can I have an email address that you will actually respond to.

Happy #InternationalDayofEducation everyone! Let’s take a look at one of the things GCF Africa does to boost the youngest children at the centre to reach their full potential.

At the age of 3, the children start Happy Days school on our premises. School Assistant, Nonkazimulo Mavundla, is using the Brainboosters Programme to stimulate early brain development by teaching them words, linking words to meanings, understanding numbers, identifying colours and shapes, basic life skills and much more. Of course, playing is also a part of every school day for the young learners.

Note, that the same programme is used by our childcare workers with even younger children in the nursery, but in a more simple way.

Are you curious about BrainBoosters? Click on this link: www.brainboosters.co.za/

#childrenslivesmatter #BrainBoosters #brightfutures #educationispower
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Happy #InternationalDayofEducation everyone! Let’s take a look at one of the things GCF Africa does to boost the youngest children at the centre to reach their full potential. 

At the age of 3, the children start Happy Days school on our premises. School Assistant, Nonkazimulo Mavundla, is using the Brainboosters Programme to stimulate early brain development by teaching them words, linking words to meanings, understanding numbers, identifying colours and shapes, basic life skills and much more. Of course, playing is also a part of every school day for the young learners. 

Note, that the same programme is used by our childcare workers with even younger children in the nursery, but in a more simple way. 

Are you curious about BrainBoosters? Click on this link: https://www.brainboosters.co.za/  

#childrenslivesmatter #BrainBoosters #brightfutures #educationispower

#MondaysWithMonica

Education has always been important for us at GCF – whether you have great, low, fast or slow ability – it is not about the first and the best, it is about your capacity, and developing your own growth.

So, over the years we have done the absolute best that we knew for each child as far as we could, whether it was in a wooden cabin, a garage entrance, a little room veranda-type, a beautiful house with many rooms and classrooms, under the tree, or outside (during Covid-19), but education must go on. Many children come, and as a result of their trauma there are educational blocks, and one has to sometimes deal with those before learning can take place.

Children who were placed with us and would be regarded as children with extreme low capacity of learning, once the right type of education is identified there is incredible development. We are so proud of the children when they graduate, and move up and out, the standard of education is really high, effective and individualistic.

We have had much help from international volunteers, retired teachers, local volunteers, and then our own staff teachers, who are super dedicated to see the children developing to their best ability.

I want to share just one of many stories.. There was a nine-year-old girl who had had no education from a very deep rural area, broken and bruised emotionally. She was tutored and educated at “Happy Days” and after eight months she had to be placed in school! She jumped from nothing to grade 3, the following year skipped half the year and went up another level. Today she is a 34-year-old with a psychology and teachers’ degree, and busy doing her PhD! She is one of many children… ❤️

GCF continues to develop and change, with education and child development remaining resolute and foundational. 🙌

Love,
Monica ❤️

#EducationIsVital #ChildrensRightToEducation #HappyDays #ChildrensLivesMatter
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#MondaysWithMonica 

Education has always been important for us at GCF – whether you have great, low, fast or slow ability – it is not about the first and the best, it is about your capacity, and developing your own growth.  

So, over the years we have done the absolute best that we knew for each child as far as we could, whether it was in a wooden cabin, a garage entrance, a little room veranda-type, a beautiful house with many rooms and classrooms, under the tree, or outside (during Covid-19), but education must go on. Many children come, and as a result of their trauma there are educational blocks, and one has to sometimes deal with those before learning can take place.  

Children who were placed with us and would be regarded as children with extreme low capacity of learning, once the right type of education is identified there is incredible development. We are so proud of the children when they graduate, and move up and out, the standard of education is really high, effective and individualistic.  

We have had much help from international volunteers, retired teachers, local volunteers, and then our own staff teachers, who are super dedicated to see the children developing to their best ability.  

I want to share just one of many stories.. There was a nine-year-old girl who had had no education from a very deep rural area, broken and bruised emotionally. She was tutored and educated at “Happy Days” and after eight months she had to be placed in school! She jumped from nothing to grade 3, the following year skipped half the year and went up another level. Today she is a 34-year-old with a psychology and teachers’ degree, and busy doing her PhD! She is one of many children… ❤️

GCF continues to develop and change, with education and child development remaining resolute and foundational. 🙌

Love,
Monica ❤️

#EducationIsVital #ChildrensRightToEducation #HappyDays #ChildrensLivesMatter

#schoolsafetyawareness

As parents, we know all too well how bullying affects a child's concentration and focus at school. It makes it nearly impossible for them to retain any information from the day's lessons.

We have two informative blog posts for parents about the subject, that you could read to equip and empower yourself in order to assist and guide your child. Here's some of the signs to look out for and tips:
www.gcf.org.za/the-face-of-bullying/
www.gcf.org.za/the-face-of-bullying-part-2/

#ChildProtection #backtoschool #childrenslivesmatter #ifyouseesomethingsaysomething #stopbullying #SpeakUp
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#SchoolSafetyAwareness 

As parents, we know all too well how bullying affects a childs concentration and focus at school. It makes it nearly impossible for them to retain any information from the days lessons. 

We have two informative blog posts for parents about the subject, that you could read to equip and empower yourself in order to assist and guide your child. Heres some of the signs to look out for and tips: 
https://www.gcf.org.za/the-face-of-bullying/
https://www.gcf.org.za/the-face-of-bullying-part-2/

#ChildProtection #BacktoSchool #ChildrensLivesMatter #IfYouSeeSomethingSaySomething #StopBullying #SpeakUp

#GCFFosterCare

Many children in long-term Child and Youth Care Centres (CYCC) have families and relatives they visit for Christmas and New Year, but some have no one at all. Here, we could recently step in and make a change.

During the school holiday that just passed, screened, trained and approved foster families on GCF Africa’s database welcomed children to their homes to experience family life for a few weeks. Last week, one of GCF’s social auxiliary workers brought them back to the local CYCC, as it was time to get ready for school. The difference it had made in them was amazing. From being nervous and not really knowing what to expect in a family, they were now confident and happy with sparkling eyes, talking endlessly about their new friends and everything they had done. 💕

#holidayplacements #childrenslivesmatter #familiesmatter
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#GCFFosterCare

Many children in long-term Child and Youth Care Centres (CYCC) have families and relatives they visit for Christmas and New Year, but some have no one at all. Here, we could recently step in and make a change. 

During the school holiday that just passed, screened, trained and approved foster families on GCF Africa’s database welcomed children to their homes to experience family life for a few weeks. Last week, one of GCF’s social auxiliary workers brought them back to the local CYCC, as it was time to get ready for school. The difference it had made in them was amazing. From being nervous and not really knowing what to expect in a family, they were now confident and happy with sparkling eyes, talking endlessly about their new friends and everything they had done.  💕

#holidayplacements #childrenslivesmatter #familiesmatter

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Such a great experience for the children. Love from Jesus in action❣

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NPO No.: 004-524
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