My Journey with GCF – Milton Cele

I got to know GCF, through our interaction with Practical Ministries. I remember it was in 2002 when it was still called The Place of Restoration. The organisation restores what is most precious to me – families. I am a strong believer in children growing up in families. All families have their own flaws, unless…

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My Connection with GCF – Carol Bouwer

I met Monica Woodhouse in Sweden in 2019, having interacted through Mayke Huijbregts of UNICEF online. What struck me immediately about Monica, was that this organization was her life, there was no beginning and there was no end. Working with somebody who cares deeply about the welfare of children is something that gives you confidence…

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So, what is the problem with children’s homes?

Did you know that even the best-run modern children’s home, can never be a replacement for family life? Everything can look perfect to the outside eye, but how is it r-e-a-l-l-y for the children growing up there? For many years, children’s homes were fully accepted globally and were seen as a good way to save…

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When you think NUTRITION, what comes to mind?

Healthy foods that provide nourishment for your body and mind. A nutrient is a substance or ingredient that promotes growth, provides energy and maintains life. Clean water, good fats, quality carbohydrates and protein, vitamins and minerals, are the key nutrients that make up a healthy, balanced diet, providing you with the building blocks you need…

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My Connection with GCF – Bonisile Sihlope

My name is Bonisile Sihlope. I was born and raised in KZN, Port Shepstone in a place called Nyandezulu. I have a lovely family and live with my siblings. I am a professional Child and Youth Care worker trained by Isibindi Project under NACCW and the Department of Social Development in 2015. I love children…

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An unbreakable family bond – Bep van Sloten

My journey with GCF started in 2005, when Elize Coetzee and Dutch donors came to the office of the International Foster Care Organisation for advice, as Place of Restoration was planning to start foster care. From that moment we walked a long road together. We shared our knowledge and GCF turned our experiences and materials…

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Give a Child a Family celebrates 30 years!

“Without GCF my life would have looked very different.” How heartwarming to hear this sentence again and again from different people over the few days GCF celebrated 30 years as an organisation. That is what is so amazing about GCF, it does not matter if it is a child who has been spending some time…

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