NKOSI’S HAVEN – http://nkosishaven.org/
Nkosi’s Haven is a recognized NGO in South Africa that has been in operation since 1999 offering holistic care and support for destitute HIV/AIDS infected mothers, her children, and resulting AIDS orphans (infected or not).
Nkosi’s Haven is named after Nkosi Johnson, the young AIDS activist who passed away on International Children’s Day on June 1st 2001, who dearly wanted a facility that would care for the mom and her child. He had been separated from his mom because of the HIV diagnosis and he never wanted that to happen to any other child. He also wanted HIV positive people to be cared for without discrimination or prejudice.
LIGHTHOUSE BABY SHELTER http://www.thelighthousebabyshelter.co.za/
The Lighthouse Baby shelter was founded in June 2008 by Eleanor Dustan. Eleanor has been passionate about children all her life and as a mother having two daughters she used to take orphans into her home for holidays and weekends as they were growing up.
She has been an astute business woman having owned nine successful business’ throughout her working career. In December 2007 Eleanor realized that she wanted and needed to make a lasting impact where children in South Africa were concerned. The need was and still is GREAT in this country for children that have been abandoned, abused, neglected and the HIV orphans. So she prayed and asked for guidance on how and where to start. God positioned people in Eleanor’s life that she could call on that were involved in the welfare that could point out the needs and procedures for her to get started. Within a short space of time The Lighthouse Baby Shelter was opened and ready to receive its first babies.
YENZANI CHILDRENS’ HOME – http://www.yenzani.org/
In 2002 Sanne Mirk formed Yenzani after her volunteering experience challenged her to confront her concern for children ‘returning’ to the home of their perpetrators.
Destiny led her to Barry Bouwer, who offered his home in Midrand rent-free; on one condition – that it be used to help children in crisis. Having secured the home, Sanne met with the Child Protection Unit of SAPS & the Dept. of Social Development to establish their needs in the area and Yenzani was born.
Making it Happen Children’s Project” t/a “Yenzani Children’s Home” – A Section 21 Company, Non-profit Organisation and Public Benefit Organisation – was formed. Jacob Mphiwe was employed and began preparing the house for children. Gary Bailey and Andre Pienaar pledged their financial support and Yenzani was officially opened on 4th September 2003, by the then MEC for Safety & Liaison, Ms Nomvula Mokonyane.
Andrea Kellett volunteered her services to Yenzani; Gladys Leballo was employed and joined Jacob as a caregiver. Ryan Cooper (Psychologist), Leone Kontominas, Shirley Coetzee and Lisa Venter make up the balance of the governing body.
On 4 November 2004, Amos Masondo, The Mayor of Johannesburg, presented us with a Certificate of Recognition for services rendered to the Citizens of Johannesburg Regions 1 & 2.
In August 2010 we moved into our very own home in Noordwyk, Midrand (purchased and in the name of the organisa