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Things have been busier than ever at Home from Home – with plenty of fun activities, teambuilding, and lots of learning happening over the past few months! It's also been really great to see so many people getting involved and helping out – and we can't wait to see what the rest of 2017 has in store!
Thanks to the support of wonderful donors and volunteers, we were able to make some very special memories for our children over the Easter holiday. Easter egg painting has become an annual tradition at Zola's house in Khayelitsha, and it's thanks to volunteer Christa who plans this special day of fun for the children.
Our team of 21 runners hit the road over the Easter weekend – raising funds for the care of our children by running 21km in the Old Mutual 2 Oceans Marathon.
Each and every day our amazing moms put their hearts into dealing with the many challenges that being a foster mother to vulnerable children entails. It's not always easy and it's why we love to give back to our foster mothers whenever we can, making sure they know that they are supported and appreciated.
It's so important to us that all our caregivers are equipped with the tools they need to raise our children with love, respect and support. As such, the focus of this month's assistants' training was self-esteem and how to build it within the child. Our programme team spoke about positive reinforcement, showing interest, assigning responsibility and understanding that each child is unique.
Construction work is currently underway at our Day Care Centre in Khayelitsha.

We have been incredibly fortunate to be supported by several wonderful donors who have made this upgrade possible. Amongst the changes which will be carried out, a new library, computer room and therapy room will be installed. Plus, various other facelifts are currently taking place too, such as improving the kitchen and the children's bathrooms.
Numeracy and literacy remain a challenge for many of our children. But, with the support of wonderful tutors, our education programme focuses on helping each one of our children reach their full potential, identifying along the way any issues which may be holding them back.

We are looking for dedicated and passionate English Tutors (students/retired professionals) to help us pilot our exciting Literacy Pilot Project in Khayelitsha. The minimum commitment is just 1 hour a week and volunteers MUST have their own transport and be willing to travel to Khayelitsha for the tutoring sessions.
Over the Easter break, our teens took part in a delicious teambuilding 'potjie'* competition at Wynberg Park. Each group had to choose a recipe and allocate duties; from manning the fire, collecting and preparing the ingredients, spicing the meat and cooking the meal.
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CONTACT DETAILS
Tel: +27 21 761 7251  |  Fax: +27 21 761 1581  |  Web: www.homefromhome.org.za
email: info@homefromhome.org.za
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