The prevalence of unemployment, poverty and HIV/Aids in South Africa has resulted in an increase in the number of orphaned and vulnerable children in the country. Currently the majority of alternative care placements in South Africa are in large institutions, an environment which is not equipped to deal with the issues very vulnerable children often face.
In order to create an alternative to this, the Home from Home association provides supported and supervised community-based foster care for children in need. Orphaned, abused, neglected and vulnerable children are taken into its network of small, family homes in disadvantaged communities in South Africa.
TFWA Care’s support for Home from Home in 2015 has enabled the purchase of a new foster home for children in the Parkdene area of George, in South Africa’s Western Cape province.
Project in 2015
Foster parents Elizabeth and William are caring for four children in the house in George bought thanks to funds provided by TFWA Care. The two boys and two girls, aged between 3 and 12 (pictured below), are now safe in a loving family environment after enduring years of neglect and abuse.