This year we collected funds for 150 Blankets. We donated the blankets to the community of Mogoba. Most of the recipients were from the Siphumelele Care centre in Mogoba. The centre has a creche for about 40 children. They run a soup kitchen twice a week for about 200 people. They also have caregivers that are responsibile visiting home that are granny and child headed homes in the area. We were introduced to this place through Sadiyya Haffejee. She assisted us with contacting Kids Haven from Benoni who help with the weekly soup kitchens. Sam and Vusi were very helpful and assisted us tremendously on the day.
Thank you to all that donated towards the blankets and everyone that assisted ont the day, especially the Siphumelele Care Centre team, Sam Mokgopa and his daughter from Kids Haven, Sadiyya Haffejee and her daughter, Masha Arnold and Husayn, the anonymous donor of clothes and especially Ask Madala, bachoo and poiroo.
We are happy to say that when we visited Siphumelele we were pleasantly surprised with the new structure. They do not have shacks anymore and wooden houses where the children are learning. They also have a working toilet. All this was donated by Bidvest through Bathabile. They have assisted Siphumelele to improve their working conditions by providing a building with two class rooms, a recreation room for the patients, a treatment room for the patients, a kitchen, a sick room and two bathrooms.
More about Siphumelele Care Centre
Kids Haven aims to rehabilitate children, some of whom live and work on the streets, with the aim of reintroducing them into society.
Kids Haven found that many of the children who were living on the streets and subsequently taken in by them, were from the Mogoba informal settlement.
Siphumelele Care Centre started in 2009 as a Non Profit organization as a Home based care centre. It was established by the lady named Ms Hendrietta Msibi after she noticed the plight of HIV infected and affected people around the area of Mogoba informal settlement. The organization providing service to the sick clients and their families. Siphumelele grew its programmes in 2011 by establishing a crèche for the poor parents that could not afford other high fee paying chreche.As of now there are children who are not paying fees because their parents cannot afford, however they are not denied the opportunity to education. Again in June 2011 the soup kitchen programme was established catering for approx. 250 children on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Kids Haven is assisting the organization on the issues of governance and capacity development since Jan 2012.We have also assisted the organization to get new Wendy House through Bathabile. The organization is currently non funded by government with no sponsors too and all staff are working on a voluntary basis.
2936 Etwatwa Ext 37
Contact person is Ms Hendrietta Msibi
073 441 9450 /079 106 4628