Nkosi’s Haven Village is home to approximately 22 mothers and 120 children, of which half are orphaned.
Nksosi’s Haven, Alan Manor, Johannesburg, South Africa
Approx. 22 mothers and 120 children
Over $30,000 in the past 2 years
How your support will work to make a difference:
Assist with education of early childhood development
Provide skills training programs for resident mothers
Construct a new preschool
Give a child one healthy meal a day
On a Qantas flight to Johannesburg, operated by QCCT members in December 2002, the team coincidentally met an amazing woman, Gail Johnson, who founded a live-in care centre for destitute mothers and their babes with HIV/AIDS, after her 12-year old adopted son died of an AIDS related illness. Her son stole the hearts of millions of TV viewers across the world when he delivered a powerful address to the 13th Annual World AIDS conference in Durban in 2000.
Since then QCCT has been working alongside Gail Johnson and we have witnessed Nkosi’s Haven transform from a small derelict caravan park to a village with colourful cottages, a baby day care facility, library, kitchen, bakery, a music and arts centre and a pre-school which is under construction.
Nkosi’s Haven Village is home to approximately 22 mothers and 120 children, of which half are orphaned and they have become one great big family who look out for each other.
Nkosi’s Farm 4Life was established in 2008 with the purchase of 12 acres of land 50km south of Johannesburg. The farm accommodates destitute HIV/AIDS mothers and their children.
The farm is income generating with organic crops grown to feed the residents at the Village with surplus produce sold to the local community as well as a skills training program for the resident mothers.
Some of the projects QCCT have contributed to are painting and restoring cottages, building a music room (therapy for the soul), establishing garden beds, planting crops, building chicken coops and raising money to buy over 200 chickens!
What’s next on the list is: to help finish the new preschool, garden and restoring and painting the house at Farm 4Life.
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