Support 80 abandoned children in Cape Town

Jan 25, 2013

Christmas at the Childrem's Centre

Christmas is am unusual time at Fikelela's Children's Centre - it is quiet!

But for the best of all reasons - all the children are enjoying a family Christmas.

December is often the time that school-aged children finally go to live with extended family or foster families, as it is the end of the school year. This year we found 26 children 'forever families' - and took in 26 more! There is a shortage of places for children who have been abandoned or abused, so we are always full.

For the children who can't go to a 'forever family' there is still a family Christmas. Sometimes extended family are able to have their grandchild, neice or nephew for a visit, but are not able to give them a home full-time. Those with no extended family go to stay with staff members and join in with their family celebrations.

Then, just before school starts again in January, the noise levels rise again!


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cape town, western cape, South Africa

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rachel mash

Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa

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