Buy a brick – Build a new foster home
Together with your help, we can reach our #2 goal for 2021 – to build a new foster home. By building a new foster home we will be able to rescue and take care of more orphan and vulnerable children.
We want to invite you to purchase one or more virtual bricks to renovate a new foster home in Philippi, Cape Town.
Life Child wants to create more space for change hence we have purchased a house in Philippi, Cape Town, that will be converted into a foster home.
Currently, Life Child has one emergency foster home but has now been registered as a ‘Cluster Foster Care Scheme’ which enables us to have multiple homes in one of the poorest communities.
We believe that it is vital to create more space in order to offer six additional vulnerable children a home where they can feel safe and be loved by a caring house mother.
We need to raise R600 000 ($41,900) to do a complete renovation of the house.
You can help us build this new foster home – brick by brick!
We want to invite you to purchase one or more virtual bricks for:
R 100 /$10 / £10/ €10 each so we can provide six additional children with a loving home.
⇓House in Philippi, Cape Town that we already have purchased and now want to turn into a new foster home.
Buy a virtual brick
Hear from our SA office manager Nokwanda and foster mom Pam
SA Life Child office manager
What does Life Child do regarding foster care?
Life Child offers foster care to orphan and vulnerable children. We take a maximum of 6 children in a home as we are creating a family environment. The children are formally placed by Social Development social workers. What is great is that the children remain/integrate in their own community of origin and understand the culture and language – our current children all grew up in Philippi which means easy access to their extended family members, which we encourage as we recognize this is key to the development of the child’s identity and sense of belonging.
Why building another home?
We currently have one home but just have been registering as a Cluster Foster Care Scheme which enables us to have multiple homes in the community. Our reason for purchasing our 2nd home and future homes is that there is a great need in the community of Philippi and we are positioned to assist.
What would happen if we didn’t have a home?
If we were unable to provide this home the children would probably end up in an orphanage-type environment with many other children and different carers looking after them – not a mom. There is no comparison.
Why did you become a foster mom?
I have seen a lot of children that didn’t get love from their parents. Their parents neglected them. My aim is to care for them and offer what they didn’t get from their parents. To give them hope, love.
What have you learned being a foster mother?
I have learned a lot because they take me as their mother, the mother who cares for them. When they go to school I give them lunchboxes, I make sure their uniform is clean, I attend their school parent meetings. When they are sick, I take them to the doctor to get their medication. I do as a mother does.
What do the foster children mean to you?
They mean a lot to me. I take them as my own flesh and blood. They can talk to me about anything. We sit as a family. We stay as a family. I give them love as a mother does.