Give a Child a Family
....it's where they belong!!
There was a desperate need for renovations, and opening our nursery for babies and toddlers at Give a Child a Family took place in 2005. We were so grateful for the sponsorship of this by the ere in Pretoria, and cutting the ribbon of the official building was a representative from the High Commission office in Durban.
That space served us well for 5 years, but due to an increase in abandonment of babies and toddlers, we desperately needed a bigger, more effective nursery to be an oasis for these precious little ones as we were the only place of safety for babies and toddlers in our area at the time.
Thanks to the support of our main funder, , we were able to build and open our new, bigger nursery in 2011 that we are still using 10 years later! What a blessing it has been – spacious and visually pleasing in rain or sunshine, welcoming babies and toddlers in distress.
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Gud välsigne ert arbete. Det är gott och fantastiskt. Men egentligen sorgligt att det fortfarande är stora behov som också växer.
And what a beautiful space that is Monica Woodhouse ...!
A school pupil of Mbilwi Secondary School in the town of Sibasa in Limpopo, South Africa, committed suicide after a video of her being beaten by another school pupil went viral on April 12. It is allegedly reported that Lufuno Mavhunga was beaten for R5.
"𝙇𝙚𝙩 𝙞𝙩 𝙗𝙚 𝙠𝙣𝙤𝙬𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙨𝙝𝙚 𝙙𝙞𝙙𝙣’𝙩 𝙛𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩 𝙗𝙖𝙘𝙠. 𝙎𝙝𝙚 𝙖𝙥𝙤𝙡𝙤𝙜𝙞𝙯𝙚𝙙, 𝙖𝙛𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝙨𝙝𝙚 𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙫𝙤𝙠𝙚𝙙 𝙤𝙣 𝙁𝙖𝙘𝙚𝙗𝙤𝙤𝙠. 𝙎𝙝𝙚 𝙩𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙩𝙖𝙡𝙠 𝙞𝙩 𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙚𝙭𝙥𝙡𝙖𝙞𝙣. 𝙇𝙚𝙩 𝙞𝙩 𝙗𝙚 𝙤𝙣 𝙧𝙚𝙘𝙤𝙧𝙙, 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙞𝙣𝙘𝙞𝙙𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙥𝙧𝙚𝙢𝙚𝙙𝙞𝙩𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙙. 𝙏𝙝𝙚𝙮 𝙥𝙡𝙖𝙣𝙣𝙚𝙙 𝙖 𝙙𝙖𝙮 𝙗𝙚𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙗𝙚𝙖𝙩 𝙝𝙚𝙧. 𝙇𝙚𝙩 𝙞𝙩 𝙗𝙚 𝙠𝙣𝙤𝙬𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙛𝙚𝙡𝙡𝙤𝙬 𝙨𝙩𝙪𝙙𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙨 𝙨𝙩𝙤𝙤𝙙 𝙘𝙝𝙚𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙡𝙖𝙪𝙜𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙖𝙨 𝙨𝙝𝙚 𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙗𝙚𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙗𝙚𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙣. 𝙊𝙣𝙚 𝙙𝙖𝙮 𝙖𝙣 𝙖𝙥𝙤𝙡𝙤𝙜𝙮 𝙬𝙤𝙣’𝙩 𝙗𝙚 𝙚𝙣𝙤𝙪𝙜𝙝. 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙙𝙨 “𝙄’𝙢 𝙨𝙤𝙧𝙧𝙮” 𝙬𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙗𝙚 𝙩𝙤𝙤 𝙡𝙖𝙩𝙚. 𝙇𝙪𝙛𝙪𝙣𝙤 𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙧𝙞𝙙𝙞𝙘𝙪𝙡𝙚𝙙 𝙤𝙣 𝙁𝙖𝙘𝙚𝙗𝙤𝙤𝙠, 𝙗𝙚𝙘𝙖𝙪𝙨𝙚 𝙨𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙜𝙝𝙩 𝙨𝙝𝙚 𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙪𝙜𝙡𝙮. 𝙎𝙝𝙚 𝙩𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙚𝙭𝙥𝙡𝙖𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙡𝙤𝙤𝙠𝙨 𝙬𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙣𝙤𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙤𝙣𝙡𝙮 𝙦𝙪𝙖𝙡𝙞𝙩𝙮 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙗𝙚𝙖𝙪𝙩𝙮 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙨𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝙘𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙙 𝙞𝙩 𝙖 𝙨𝙥𝙚𝙚𝙘𝙝. 𝙈𝙖𝙮 𝙨𝙝𝙚 𝙗𝙚 𝙠𝙣𝙤𝙬𝙣 𝙖𝙨 𝙨𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝙬𝙝𝙤 𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙞𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙡𝙡𝙞𝙜𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙖 𝙥𝙚𝙖𝙘𝙚𝙢𝙖𝙠𝙚𝙧. 𝙒𝙚 𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙙 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙇𝙪𝙛𝙪𝙣𝙤." (written by Opheila Akorli on Facebook)
𝔹𝕦𝕝𝕝𝕪𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕚𝕤 𝕥𝕙𝕖 𝕒𝕔𝕥𝕚𝕧𝕚𝕥𝕪 𝕠𝕗 𝕣𝕖𝕡𝕖𝕒𝕥𝕖𝕕, 𝕒𝕘𝕘𝕣𝕖𝕤𝕤𝕚𝕧𝕖 𝕓𝕖𝕙𝕒𝕧𝕚𝕠𝕦𝕣 𝕚𝕟𝕥𝕖𝕟𝕕𝕖𝕕 𝕥𝕠 𝕙𝕦𝕣𝕥 𝕒𝕟𝕠𝕥𝕙𝕖𝕣 𝕚𝕟𝕕𝕚𝕧𝕚𝕕𝕦𝕒𝕝, 𝕡𝕙𝕪𝕤𝕚𝕔𝕒𝕝𝕝𝕪, 𝕞𝕖𝕟𝕥𝕒𝕝𝕝𝕪, 𝕠𝕣 𝕖𝕞𝕠𝕥𝕚𝕠𝕟𝕒𝕝𝕝𝕪.
Let us teach our children to be 𝓴𝓲𝓷𝓭 𝓪𝓷𝓭 𝓬𝓸𝓶𝓹𝓪𝓼𝓼𝓲𝓸𝓷𝓪𝓽𝓮 human beings, and to love their fellow students, friends and neighbours as they love themselves. That's what Jesus wants us to do... We are so deeply saddened by this tragic news and our prayers are with Lufuno's family and friends. ❤
(Please note that Give a Child a Family has a #zerotolerance for bullying of any kind, and any hurtful comments will be removed out of respect for the victim and her family.)
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As much as we fighting gbv let's also join together and fight bullying this is seriouse and we not doing anything about it as parents as people we need to stand against this 1 lyf list it's a lot can we all stand together and fight this can perpetrator get a punishment a harsh one
May her soul RIP. May the bullies never get peace in their lives for this
Little did she know just how beautiful she is. With a heart of gold. I know that Jesus is holding her tightly, may the Holy Spirit comfort her family... 😔
This is such a heartbreaking story. I get tearful everytime I come across posts of this story. This beautiful girl did not deserve any of this. I can't get over the look of fear in her face before the fight breaks out. She did not want to fight and you see it. I really hope these bullies learnt their lesson and to be honest, I hope they live with this for the rest of their lives. Each and everyone present who did nothing, who bullied her, who laughed at her, who cheered, are all responsible. The school, who did nothing, they are all responsible and should live with the fact that they are the reason for her death. The sad reality is that it "might" change the mentality of some bullies, which I hope it does to all; but it is so heartbreaking that it had to take the death of this sweet girl in order for some to wake up. RIP gorgeous girl. May memories of you forever live on ❤
I was bullied. My mum was bullied when she was on school. Boy oh boy did she deal with the bullies and then forced me to man (or woman up) . I have some idea what this young girl must have went through and it's not child's play. These girls knew what they were doing. I hope they pay l. This poor girl was driven to her darkest place. #justiceforlufuno
Absolutely shocking. I’m devastated. The other kids were cheering whilst a school mate was being beaten up? How does that make sense? No compassion at all from children. Where are we going as a nation? As for the bullies, hhay shame, let the law and God deal with them. Communities should not encourage bullies.
This is really sad.. reading her last words is heartbreaking.. She is a beautiful soul... 💔💔
Humanity has failed our youth! This breaks my heart
We living in a sick society no Ubuntu no love no peace we really need help n stop blaming each other
What is wrong with human beings when a video can be taken of something thats wrong instead of helping???😵😵😵
Why you bullies made a another mother's child to kill her self
The wrath belongs to Yahweh the father. All must account for their sins. This is so sad! The violence among the youth is out of control... we can only assume that such bullies have tragic home circumstances themselves.
I can’t stop tearing when I see this. It hurts very deep💔. I keep asking myself, ‘how did we get here, how did we raise children with such behaviour?’ The worst is the cheering noise and acts of taking videos by the others, they are all as responsible for this as the girl who beat her! God help our children🙏🏾
#JusticeForLufuno #StopBullying #HelpOurChildren We must consider what we are allowing our children to go through- talk, talk, talk, talk to them... know what they're going through? Bullies and the bullied are both victims of our violent society and many other problems that we as adults have to take responsibility for.... sjoe!!! God have mercy on us!!!
Wow the pain, there is no consequences to this behaviour. We need to support our youth.
May she find comfort and eternal peace in God's arms. Parents this is a wake up call. Let us monitor our kids behavior and talk to them they need us.
Dis is sad..bulling its a serios matter..my 10years baby girl was being bulled by the classmate .everyday she come with stories of having a headache. Teachers with take her to staff room and give her painkillers. Everything week she did de same..i realized dat something its wrong and i know she loves school ,on day de driver call me and say he will come back with her it was around 8she was crying she said headache..noooo. when she came back i asked her whats wrong she said the same thing. I keep on pushing her .she told us dat on de class is bulling her she even took de her pens and juice bottle she reported but nothing was done.my husband went to school and the principal said it not true..den we decided to take our child.ITS PAINFULL. REST IN PEACE LUFUNO
bullyin is such a bad thing in all of its forms, but the hashtag#justiceforlufuno is not appropriate in this instance. she committed suicide.its gon be hard to prove to the court tht it was because of the video goin viral. the bullyin itself or sumthin else.
So sad I hope the kids that did this to her will face jail time this is the only way kids will stop bullying, they are still continuing with their lives while this young lady is no more, our society is a sad broken thing and we need to change it. The kids who stood around and laughed are just as much to blame.
That" I was sent to death by those better than me" had me crying 😭😭😭 she just couldn't take it anymore and I'm sure it wasn't for the first time she encountered bullying 😭 Bullying is real and what saddens me is that people calls you by a weakling if you try to voice it out 😢 Rest easy Lufuno 😭 Unfortunately other children tend to be aggressive and bullies because they lack parental attention or love at home
The sad part is that no one want to help they all laugh who is there to stand for someone who need help I don't feel sorry for those who have to go to jail lesson should be learned at school I hate bullying really condolences to the lost family. 🙏🏾🙏🏾
rest in peace baby... 💔 may we teach our kids to treat others with love,respect and be forgiving when wronged 🙌
We as a society....this anger and hate and violence has to stop! It is clearly spilling over into our youth! Our leaders, teachers,mothers and fathers of tomorrow. We as parents must take more control....its hard... But we must try. I have a gr8 son and I talk and talk and talk....I'm trying...it doesn't mean though that it wont happen... But I talk...and of course I pray
So much to say about lufuno 😭she was my neighbor,she was so intelligent,loving,caring,she was the sweetest gal,most of all she respected everyone ,I even remember her first day in school 🏫..
It's just so painfull that bullies can drive victims to commit suicide.very much painfull.cant the society reflect and see what went wrong with humanity.
#MotivationalMonday by Monica
𝑯𝒖𝒎𝒂𝒏𝒊𝒕𝒚, 𝑮𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒍𝒆𝒏𝒆𝒔𝒔 & 𝑲𝒊𝒏𝒅𝒏𝒆𝒔𝒔
Sitting this Sunday morning with my grandchildren around the kitchen table, I asked them to tell me what they think I should write for my Motivational Monday...
They are going to help me put together something for next week. It had to do with environment, trees and animals and taking good care of them for the future. I look forward to crafting it with them, but we got talking about how people have become greedy, selfish, hardened and Laura showed me this video - it's harsh but so real.
Excerpts from Ｃｈａｒｌｉｅ Ｃｈａｐｌｉｎ “Ｔｈｅ Ｇｒｅａｔ Ｄｉｃｔａｔｏｒｓ Ｓｐｅｅｃｈ”
“𝘎𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘥 𝘩𝘢𝘴 𝘱𝘰𝘪𝘴𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘥 𝘮𝘦𝘯’𝘴 𝘴𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘴, 𝘩𝘢𝘴 𝘣𝘢𝘳𝘳𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘥𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘭𝘥 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘩𝘢𝘵𝘦, 𝘩𝘢𝘴 𝘨𝘰𝘰𝘴𝘦-𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘱𝘱𝘦𝘥 𝘶𝘴 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘰 𝘮𝘪𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘣𝘭𝘰𝘰𝘥𝘴𝘩𝘦𝘥. 𝘞𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘥𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘰𝘱𝘦𝘥 𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘦𝘥, 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘸𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘴𝘩𝘶𝘵 𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘷𝘦𝘴 𝘪𝘯. 𝘔𝘢𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘨𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘣𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘴 𝘭𝘦𝘧𝘵 𝘶𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘸𝘢𝘯𝘵. 𝘖𝘶𝘳 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸𝘭𝘦𝘥𝘨𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘴 𝘮𝘢𝘥𝘦 𝘶𝘴 𝘤𝘺𝘯𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭. 𝘖𝘶𝘳 𝘤𝘭𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴, 𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘥 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘶𝘯𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘥. 𝘞𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘬 𝘵𝘰𝘰 𝘮𝘶𝘤𝘩 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘧𝘦𝘦𝘭 𝘵𝘰𝘰 𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘵𝘭𝘦. 𝘔𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘯 𝘮𝘢𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘸𝘦 𝘯𝘦𝘦𝘥 𝘩𝘶𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘺. 𝘔𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘯 𝘤𝘭𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘸𝘦 𝘯𝘦𝘦𝘥 𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘨𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘭𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴. 𝘞𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘲𝘶𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘦𝘴, 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘣𝘦 𝘷𝘪𝘰𝘭𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘣𝘦 𝘭𝘰𝘴𝘵…”
What constitutes 𝓗𝓾𝓶𝓪𝓷𝓲𝓽𝔂?
Webster - Definition of humanity
: 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐞, 𝐬𝐲𝐦𝐩𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐜, 𝐨𝐫 𝐠𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐨𝐫 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 : 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐪𝐮𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐨𝐫 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐛𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐡𝐮𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐞
𝐛𝐞𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐚𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐡𝐮𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐦𝐲 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐢𝐝𝐬𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐚 𝐛𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐝𝐲 𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐠𝐠𝐥𝐞
— C. G. Bowers
When a report card comes home, whether it is my children or grandchildren (I don't necessarily concentrate on the marks) I look at the remarks made by teachers and heads, as they speak louder than words.
Trophies gained for cleverness does not appeal and my children have gotten trophies and certificates for cleverness and talent.
But the one that made me a very proud mom, was the ‘🅟🅡🅘🅝🅒🅘🅟🅐🅛’🅢 🅣🅡🅞🅟🅗🅨’ given for compassion, kindness, caring, thoughtfulness, willingness to help, serving the struggling, always going the extra mile, being there for others, and the Principal’s remarks were (when he handed this out) "𝕎𝕖 𝕔𝕠𝕦𝕝𝕕 𝕔𝕒𝕝𝕝 𝕠𝕟 𝕙𝕖𝕣 𝕒𝕟𝕪𝕥𝕚𝕞𝕖 𝕨𝕖 𝕟𝕖𝕖𝕕𝕖𝕕 𝕙𝕖𝕣 𝕥𝕠 𝕙𝕖𝕝𝕡 𝕨𝕚𝕥𝕙 𝕒𝕟𝕠𝕥𝕙𝕖𝕣 𝕔𝕙𝕚𝕝𝕕."
What are you passing on to your future generation? Greed, hatred, cynicism, wanting more, drive for cleverness, hardness, unkindness, violence, anger, even in our words! Our children are mirrors of us, they copy everything we say or do, so pay attention to your body language, the words you use, they way you treat others and the way you make them feel..
If I am kind, gentle, forgiving, understanding, soft, gracious, loving and humane, 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁'𝘀 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗪𝗢𝗥𝗟𝗗 𝗻𝗲𝗲𝗱𝘀, 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗬𝗢𝗨 𝗻𝗲𝗲𝗱, 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁'𝘀 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗖𝗛𝗜𝗟𝗗 𝗻𝗲𝗲𝗱𝘀!
#ChildrenLearnWhatTheyLive #GenerationalBlessings #ActionsSpeakLouderThanWords #TheWayYouMakeThemFeel ... See MoreSee Less
We are so blessed and grateful to have two of our very own health care professionals to look after the children at the centre. We want to thank you, nurse Nompilo and Glenda, for all that you do! We appreciate you!
It is sad and unfair to think that there are millions of children and adults who do not have any (or limited) access to health services.
Here are articles from the World Health Organisation on their plans to build a fairer, healthier world: www.who.int/campaigns/world-health-day/2021 www.who.int/westernpacific/news/speeches/detail/world-health-day-2021
#HealthIsARight #BodyAndMind #HealTheWorld #HealthServicesForAll #GlobalHealth #MakeYourHealthAPriority ... See MoreSee Less
Tune in to UGU Youth Radio on 93.4 FM from 10:20-11:00 today, if you are in the area. GCF's Nozuko Mtatambi will present the organisation's background and work. Don't miss out!
#UGUYouthRadio #GCFonRadio #ForeverFamilies #ChildrensLivesMatter #FosterCare #FamilyStrengthening #RaisingAwareness #GCFTrainingAndDevelopment ... See MoreSee Less
Well done Nozuko Mtatambi! We are so proud of you 🙏🏼❤