327 children face a bleak Christmas
Children of the Jakaranda and Louis Botha children’s homes have been waiting for more than 60 days after the state failed to pay out the much-needed subsidy.
“Currently we are not able to ensure that the basic needs of children are met or pay basic expenses and salaries.” Charlene Grobler, CEO
Jakaranda Kinderhuis; Bank: ABSA; Acc no: 93-5108-6952; Branch code 632 005
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The Jakaranda and Louis Botha Children’s Homes are based in Pretoria. These homes care for 344 children between the ages of 3 and 18 years. The children are placed in our care after having been removed from their unfavourable circumstances by the court. Here we provide a home where they receive therapy and adequate medical services.
The subsidy from the Department of Social Development covers 50% of the needs of these children homes’ and remains a critical source of income on which the children depend. After 60 days delay, we do not foresee the government paying the subsidy and as a result we need to appeal for public support.
We are in urgent need of funds to pay salaries and buy groceries, food, toiletries, and cleaning materials for all 29 houses.
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