MY JOURNEY WITH GCF – Sonia Persson

I got to know GCF in 2011 during my time as a missionary in Mozambique. I worked with an organization that focused on training of Early Childhood educators, among other things with questions about children’s rights and child protection. I then met Monica Woodhouse and Lydia Gordon when they worked with the Ministry of Gender…

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THE IMPORTANCE OF SAFETY PARENTS

Imagine this. Your phone rings at the most inconvenient time. You recognise the number and know immediately that you must answer. You are needed now! A social worker is on the other side of the line telling you that a baby is at risk and has been removed from the mother. The question you know…

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MY JOURNEY WITH GCF – Thobeka Sima

My name is Thobeka Sima. I am a retired teacher, an Induna’s wife, but also a GCF ex-employee. I knew Monica long before GCF came into existence. Her father, Baba Palm, was the pastor of the Swedish church I went to in Betania. We used to go to Monica and Basil to pray together with…

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How do I become a foster parent?

If you have stuck around for some time, you know that GCF has a Foster Care Programme, which started with the realisation that children remained far too long in Child and Youth Care Centres (children’s homes) when they had been removed from their parents or caregivers. They lost out on stable and loving family life,…

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