Roger Nzaba Foundation visits Othandweni family care centre in Soweto Johannesburg .
On this warm summer day, the board of commissioners members and its chairman visited the Othandweni family care centre in Soweto. The emotions were palpable as gifs and donations were handed out. The centre manager Mrs Thoko has showed the deepest form of kindness and we thank her a lot. The kids were the happiest.
About Othandweni Family care centre
We are a non-profit organisation (NPO). We provide a range of direct child protection services for abused, abandoned, neglected, orphaned and vulnerable children in the Greater Johannesburg area of South Africa. New cases should be reported to our Child and Family Unit. We also support people infected with and affected by HIV. We take pride in the fact that we are one of the oldest civil society organisations in South Africa, providing over 100 years of service to children in need, their families and the wider community. Our work remains focused on our core mission, that of being a protector of, and advocate for, the safety, security and beneficial development of needy and vulnerable children. We run homes for children and youth caring for all their needs, facilitate adoptions and foster care, supervise and monitor children placed in care, provide home-based care, skills development and income-generation programmes. Our registered social workers ensure that children and youth are registered for birth certificates or identity documents and receive social grants where applicable. Our Aganang Learning Centre trains social auxiliary workers. At our branch we run home to 30 children in the nursery school, with a further 60 children accommodated in the 5 homes on the property. We provide an environment that caters for the overall development of our residents - this includes their physical, emotional, spiritual and educational needs. Adoption and foster care is done at our regional office. We only take care of the children in our home.
We are open from 08:00 to 17:00, Monday to Friday.
Our services are free of charge.