Vision Independence School Leavers Programme

Jakaranda & Louis Botha Children’s Homes

Children who are placed in a child care centre are legally obligated to leave at the age of 18 or at the end of his/her secondary education. These young adults are literally without any economic or emotional support, yet must face the world alone.

The Jakaranda and Louis Botha Children’s Homes strive to dismiss the developmental hindrances that its children have experienced and to introduce them to a wide range of opportunities, develop their skills, and aid them in reaching their full potential. This will enable the children to act as responsible adults when they leave the Homes.

Our Vision

The VISION Independence dream is that every young adult one day provides not only for his/her own basic needs, but also has a vision of a blooming, independent future irrespective of their past.

Our Mission

VISION Independence strives to help young adults overcome theirdevelopmental delays in order to reach their full potential, to become self sufficient and to make a valuable contribution to the broader community

For more information contact our marketing department:


Gary Van Veenhuyzen
Multidisciplinary Development Centre - MDDC
Tel: 012 - 800 4700
Mobile: 073 844 9994


Ancha Smuts
Louis Botha Children's Home
Tel: 012 - 333 6184
Mobile: 083 230 8366 (08:00 - 17:00)