Our vision is of a society where children can grow up strong, safe and happy, where parents and caregivers can create the best possible family setting, so that no child suffers.
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Last year, our dedicated team of over 200 staff and volunteers reached over 47,000 children and individuals through protection, adoption, foster care, residential care, education and training work.
We trained parents in childcare, and young adults with skills to gain work and make independent lives. Unwanted and abandoned children were given secure homes. Thousands of people were made aware of specific risks for children on our continent such as child-trafficking, malnutrition and preventing transmission of HIV.
With funds from the Elton John Aids Foundation we've trained 80 auxiliary social workers to support some 20,000 children affected by HIV in their own communities. We do this through our Aganang Learning Centre in partnership with 95 community based organisations that help the poorest families with basic needs, as well as obtaining documents they need to get education and healthcare.
Since 1909, Jo’burg Child Welfare has played a pivotal role in child care and protection strategies across the country. Nationally we advise on legislation to protect children, and through advocacy work we ensure children have a voice to influence services which affect them. We support those who have no where else to turn.