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#WorldSocialWorkDay2023

A Social Worker's Prayer as a reminder of the hard work you do for the betterment of so many people's lives. GCF appreciates you and knows what you go through. 💕

"Make me an advocate for families today because of the many challenges faced by those in crisis and in need of comfort and direction.

May it be a privilege to know I have had a hand in assuring the well-being of those lives that I have touched.

Give me the knowledge I need as well as the love and concern for others to make this a reality.

May my satisfaction come when I realise that through my profession
I have made a difference."

- Unknown -

#WSWD2023 #StrongerTogether #socialworkers
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Happy Social Work Day to all the Colleagues at Give A Child A Family! 💝 (With fond remembrance of our dear colleague Lydia⚘️)

Good morning have i blessed day .All of you .

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Today on Human Rights Day, GCF Africa chooses to highlight children’s rights. Children have exactly the same rights as adults, but also particular rights that see to their special needs. Children are never the property of parents or a charity object. They are human beings with their own experiences, feelings, dreams and not the least rights.

Parents, families, communities and the government (all of us) share the responsibility to make sure that all children are safe and grow up in nurturing environments.

Did you know that one of GCF’s trainings ‘Justice4Children’ speaks about exactly this? Email us at info@gcf.org.za if you would like to receive more information.

#HumanRightsDay2023 #ChildrensRights #Justice4Children
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Today on Human Rights Day, GCF Africa chooses to highlight children’s rights. Children have exactly the same rights as adults, but also particular rights that see to their special needs. Children are never the property of parents or a charity object. They are human beings with their own experiences, feelings, dreams and not the least rights.

Parents, families, communities and the government (all of us) share the responsibility to make sure that all children are safe and grow up in nurturing environments. 

Did you know that one of GCF’s trainings ‘Justice4Children’ speaks about exactly this? Email us at info@gcf.org.za if you would like to receive more information. 

#HumanRightsDay2023 #ChildrensRights #Justice4Children

#MondaysWithMonica

Three significant women in my life have died in March, many years apart. I can't help but to reflect on each one and how I miss them all for different reasons. 😔

My mother, Alice Palm. No one can replace a mother and it's like I want to pick up the phone and just talk about us, our family, the grandchildren, the now great grandchildren, and how GCF has developed and grown. She was so supportive in every way. Generous in love and finances. ❤️

Veronica Jubber. I'm still to find someone who can talk and help children deal with their pain like she could. When all others failed, it was Veronica who could help. She was non-judgmental and gave people and children all the time in the world, if they needed it. Generous with her life and time. ❤️

Lydia Gordon. Never seemed to be rushed, connecting people, had her own database of connections and always knew where to refer people to. Also, non-judgemental, and mostly concerned about people's well-being and health, and children’s safety and protection. Generous with her time, money (many didn't know how much she helped people), and her life. ❤️

Generosity and joy were a hallmark in all of them - something we need much of in these days.

Something I have learned when losing loved ones, I would cry and let the tears flow. Talk about them whenever you can, even if it means more tears. Let people talk about them, tears bring healing. People tend to feel tears are a shame, but it’s quite the opposite - the more we can cry, the better. I would also allow myself to feel sad, but I give my pain to Jesus as He has promised to carry all our burdens, and He died for that pain, even if I don't understand why, that is not for me to question because He is God.

"Weeping may last through the night but joy comes with the morning." Psalm 30:5

"You have not lived today until you have done something for someone, who can never repay you." John Bunyan

Love,
Monica ❤️
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#MondaysWithMonica 

Three significant women in my life have died in March, many years apart. I cant help but to reflect on each one and how I miss them all for different reasons.  😔

My mother, Alice Palm. No one can replace a mother and its like I want to pick up the phone and just talk about us, our family, the grandchildren, the now great grandchildren, and how GCF has developed and grown. She was so supportive in every way. Generous in love and finances. ❤️

Veronica Jubber. Im still to find someone who can talk and help children deal with their pain like she could. When all others failed, it was Veronica who could help. She was non-judgmental and gave people and children all the time in the world, if they needed it. Generous with her life and time. ❤️

Lydia Gordon. Never seemed to be rushed, connecting people, had her own database of connections and always knew where to refer people to. Also, non-judgemental, and mostly concerned about peoples well-being and health, and children’s safety and protection. Generous with her time, money (many didnt know how much she helped people), and her life. ❤️

Generosity and joy were a hallmark in all of them - something we need much of in these days.  

Something I have learned when losing loved ones, I would cry and let the tears flow. Talk about them whenever you can, even if it means more tears. Let people talk about them, tears bring healing.  People tend to feel tears are a shame, but it’s quite the opposite - the more we can cry, the better.  I would also allow myself to feel sad, but I give my pain to Jesus as He has promised to carry all our burdens, and He died for that pain, even if I dont understand why, that is not for me to question because He is God.  

Weeping may last through the night but joy comes with the morning. Psalm 30:5

You have not lived today until you have done something for someone, who can never repay you. John Bunyan

Love,
Monica ❤️

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So sad sorry for your loss may they rest in peace till you meet them again . Hugs

Forever grateful to have had the the opportunity to experience moments with Aunty Veronica who had the brightest smile in the room and always ready to share a beuatiful story around the miracles she had experienced little did I know that she would be the miracle in my story. Aunty Lydia, wow my heart is in pain at the thought of how amazing she was to be around. I would always say I want to be a part of the traveling crew when I would see the ladies leave the office.I am grateful trully to have been around them when they were with us even for a short brief of a moment.

Just the other day I was thinking about Veronica and our lunch times we would spend talking about everything and then there is beautiful Lydia. Thinking about you in this most difficult time. Love you Mum Mon

May God be gracious to you my love and give you some other amazing women in your life to do life with, who will also inspire you, and may you be that kind of woman to others who need you, and may God grant me the ability to be the support you need from a husband. ❤️❤️❤️

Beautiful 🌹! What a wonderful an apt description of my dear friend and colleague Lydia PD Gordon ❤️ 💕! She indeed had her own database, could easily connect with and refer people! Thought of her family earlier today! 🙏Praying that God will continue to keep them in the palm of His hand! 💕

They're legacy will live on as they watch from heaven your wonderful work. I would love to offer my services. I'm in Northcliff, Joburg. I see you're based in Margate. Please could you DM?

Beautiful memoirs. Dynamic women. May their legacy live on

Verkligen härliga minnen efter Alice!

Lydia PD Gordon you were a remarkable human being... I will always treasure our friendship. Working with you was amazing... The Minnie H-spirit drove us. 🥰My heart is 💔 broken, but I know you are where you are at peace. 🙏🏽😇Love and prayers to her family

Lydia PD Gordon ,I don't want to think about it, so I will not have to accept it. I will keep you alive in my thoughts. For me you will always be just in another province, another city, another town. Someday someday

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This service will be livestreamed from Give a Child a Family Africa Facebook page tomorrow from 14:00.A life as wonderful as Lydia's deserves to go on even after she has left us and is no more with us, and this can only happen through the beautiful memories we have of her in our hearts. 🤍

We'd like to ask you to join us in commemorating her at Freedom Gate Church in Margate, on Saturday, 18 March 2023 at 14:00. 🙌🏼
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#Notice 

This service will be livestreamed from Give a Child a Family Africa Facebook page tomorrow from 14:00.

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Thanks for those who made this possible her dead was so sudden I am her aunt from het dad side we all love her dearly she will be missed but not forgotten

Thank you so much ❤️

Thank you very much

Thank you very much sus❤

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Thank you very much Monica

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A life as wonderful as Lydia's deserves to go on even after she has left us and is no more with us, and this can only happen through the beautiful memories we have of her in our hearts. 🤍

We'd like to ask you to join us in commemorating her at Freedom Gate Church in Margate, on Saturday, 18 March 2023 at 14:00. 🙌🏼
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A life as wonderful as Lydias deserves to go on even after she has left us and is no more with us, and this can only happen through the beautiful memories we have of her in our hearts. 🤍

Wed like to ask you to join us in commemorating her at Freedom Gate Church in Margate, on Saturday, 18 March 2023 at 14:00. 🙌🏼

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Lydia a beautiful soul, so committed and dedicated to the social work fraternity. Your insight, faith and trust will always be remembered. It was only a pleasure to be associated you. Your legacy will live on. I will miss you dearly. Fond memories of you will be treasured.

Patsy dit voel so onwerklik om jou te moet groet. Jy het soveel in my persoonlike groei bele en ek sal jou voorbeeld uitleef soos ek nog altyd gedoen het. Pappa knows best and we can only say to God be the glory for lending us one of His most precious children.. Enjoy Pappas presence till we join you sis💔💝❤️

Farewell our beautiful friend. We going to miss your laughter, vibrancy, energy, humor, love, care, compassion.... the list goes on. You have touched so many lives. Rest in eternal peace

RIP Patsy kind

What a beautiful pic! Your legacy as a Social Work Child Protection Advocate will remain in our memories! Rest in peace my dear friend!🙏

Gone too soon. I will miss you deeply. Your Visionary Leadership, Integrity, Infectious laughter and voice that made Child Protection seem like walk at the beach. Your steadfast dedication to Social Work Profession will live on. You knitted valuable network for us regardless of Rank or Organisation. You pushed for Child Protection to be part of Agenda in the Highest office. Your Spirit will live on. My sincere condolences to your family, friends and colleagues at Give a Child a Family. Mrs Amanda Nombembe. Director Child Welfare South Africa Kokstad

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