LifeChild – Project Care

LifeChild – Project Care

Food Delivery and Covid-19 training
During a weekend in March, we visited four of our orphan centres in rural KZN. We delivered food parcels, clothing, and personal protective equipment like masks, sanitizers, and posters. Our team trained and informed our caregivers and children on how to stay safe during the Covid-19 pandemic and how the virus spreads. We taught them how important it is to wash hands regularly if someone showed possible symptoms of being sick with Covid-19 they were given the contact details of the person who would guide them on what to do next.

New developments
Our garden project at Emthaleni is doing well, especially our mealies and fruit trees. We also had our entrance gate replaced with a stronger frame and material. Burglar guards were put up on the windows of the centre and our next goal is to get a new fence up around the property which has been graciously sponsored by Tear Fund.
Currently, our Table Mountain centre only feeds the children and our long term goal is to turn the centre into a stay in the centre for the children. Recently we put up a ceiling and we were able to tile the floors. Another important goal was to put up security gates, we are grateful to have been able to accomplish that.

Emthaleni Child and Youth Care Centre

It is with much joy and excitement that we can now show you the most recent initiative at the Emthaleni Centre – a vegetable garden! Besides Emthaleni the garden will also provide vegetables for five of our other centres that are in the surrounding area. We will hopefully also be able to generate a small income by selling these much needed nutritious vegetables to the community! We would like to extend a big thank you to Mr Gert de Vries for all of his hard work in getting the project going. At the same time the orphans are being taught an agricultural skill project which the surrounding community can also benefit from. Thank you to all of our donors! Without you this exciting project would not have been possible! God bless you all! I am looking forward to keeping you all updated. The chicken project has come to a standstill due to the outbreak of bird flu in South Africa and the escalating costs of chicken food due to a drought. We trust that we will be able to tackle the task once again after these difficulties are behind us! Karen van Eeden (Project Manager) +27 824386078]]>

Project Life Child – Mthaleni Orphan Centre

Mthaleni Orphan Centre – The Chicks Have Arrived!

We have achieved our goal in establishing a self-generating income initiative.
Here is some basic information:
– In February this year, we had 500 chickens/broilers arrive for our first barn
– Goal is to have 3 operational barns, each with 350 to 750 chickens in the next couple of months.
The profit made by selling these chickens will contribute to reducing LifeChild’s operating costs. Through this project, we too will be able to teach the orphans skills related to running the project, from rearing the chickens to business management. A huge thank you to our sponsors, Peter and Kim Aleman from America and ESKOM.