THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING

“Gogo (grandmother) will be so happy!” The 9-year-old girl, being the family’s foster child through GCF, was rejoicing when the gifts were handed over by the organisation’s social auxiliary worker. She knows her new granny well and found it ideal for her. The actual foster mother works in the days and has not been able…

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YOU CAN HELP TOO

We have had a webinar for our Swedish friends and supporters. What joy to see familiar faces again. They were there, dressed in knitted winter jerseys and we here sweating in a stuffed office space with the day’s heat still surrounding us. Why Sweden, you may think? Well, the connections with the Nordic country far…

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Overwhelming and Too Much – Parenting and Mental Health

Parents are their children’s biggest supporters during childhood. All they want is to make sure their daughters and sons reach health and success in life, but what happens if parents’ mental health takes a turn? Exactly how are parenting and mental health linked? First, let’s straighten out what mental health is since there is a…

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The Power of Play

“Mom, dad … come and look! See what I can do …” Whether we are parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, or for other reasons have children around us, we know that these invitations are often given. Children want to involve us in their world of play and fantasy, but do we really understand how incredibly…

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Where Children Experience the Love That Every Child Deserves

Hazel Gigaba has worked at Give a Child a Family (GCF) for almost five years. She is a social worker and has many years of experience in the profession. Currently, she is the manager of the organisation’s Family Services Department, which core function is the Foster Care Programme.   GCF promotes that all children should…

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Promoting Nurturing and Resilient Families

There are many things happening behind the scenes at Give a Child a Family (GCF). One is that our Expansion department has been busy conducting a research survey with parents for quite some time now, whereof part 1 is ready and part 2 currently is ongoing. Why does the organisation involve itself in such complicated…

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Heal Our Land – Kingdom Expansion

The unrest in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng province made international news a few weeks ago. Not many could have missed the devastation that followed in its steps and tragically affected many people’s lives directly. But, in the middle of despair, countless helpers came together to assist the ones in immediate need.  Give a Child a Family…

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THE IMPORTANCE OF PARENTING SKILLS TRAINING

“It is not always easy to be a parent, but it’s doable. The more a child grows, the more you have to equip yourself to be able to deal with your child’s developmental stages. You will then know how to deal with difficult behaviours.” Important words to all parents from Nozuko Mtatambi, who has been…

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Prevent Abuse from Happening

Having a conversation with Lydia Gordon and Monica Nomlala about Protective Behaviours (PB) makes it clear how passionate they are about the internationally acclaimed personal life skills safety programme. “It promotes personal safety with children. It can be applied in all settings; for children, adults, parents, professionals, workplaces …. and, it prevents abuse from happening.”…

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Children and Youth on the Agenda

“The youth of today have skills. We must motivate and show them how to use it”, says one of Give a Child a Family’s (GCF) employees who have been participating in different awareness events in the area the last few weeks. This is the time of the year when matters around children and youth are…

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