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Each November we say goodbye to a group of little ones at the Lizo Nobanda Early Childhood Development Centre in Khayelitsha who are heading off to Grade R the following year. A joyful graduation ceremony is held at the centre that is attended by parents, teachers and children – all in their finery.
Thanks to GEMS, our eight Khayelitsha homes and our Westlake home received kitchen upgrades and new appliances. The upgrades in our Khayelitsha homes were long overdue as they've been in existence since Home from Home was founded.
We are excited that the building of our first transition home is underway. This home has been funded by a local donor and will be located next to our existing Westlake home. The first group of teens who are 'ageing out' of care will be housed in our transition home as it's important to us that we are able to support these young people after they reach 18 years of age.
Jason is a 13-year-old boy living in one of our homes. He joined Home from Home in 2017, along with his sister, after being very badly neglected by their parents. He is affected by Foetal Alcohol Syndrome and is HIV positive. Due to the neglect Jason suffered when he was younger, he had a shaky educational foundation on which to build his schooling career.
We are proud to announce that we've recently launched our Ibhabhatane (Butterfly) Transition Programme. Much like the stages of a butterfly, this programme marks the development cycle of our young people – from their formative years and developing their own sense of identity to eventually spreading their wings.
Our annual Family Day, where all our children, foster mothers and supporters join us for a day of fun and celebrations is always the highlight of our year. Come rain or shine, each year we spend the day eating, drinking and being merry together. This year the children were treated to an array of exciting activities from face-painting, balloon art and jumping castles, to obstacle courses and Zumba dancing.
It is that time of year again where we are recruiting friends of Home from Home to join our Cape Town Cycle Tour and Two Oceans Marathon teams to raise funds for the care of our children. If you would like to join in on the fun, contact Please note that spaces are limited, so please secure your space as soon as possible.
Following stringent new requirements from the Department of Social Development regarding orphans and vulnerable children, we are under obligation to protect the privacy of all the foster children in our care.
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