At Fikelela our vision is for children to be brought up in a family home. They stay with us for a short period as we believe that children should not become institutionalised.
At first we try to identify an extended family member, usually an aunt or grannie. if we cannot find one suitable or willing to take on the little one, then the children are placed with foster families.
Now we are exploring another option of permanent adoption. We are partnering with an adoption agency and the first five children are beginning the process of finding a new permanent loving home
62 Sunday School teachers from 27 churches have now been trained to run the exciting Jerry Giraffe programme in thier church.
Through games, role plays and songs, teh children learn that they are special. they learn about their special places that other people mustnt touch, and they learn that there are good feelings (star feelings) and bad feelings (stone feelings).
Through role plays they learn how to tell people about how they feel. They also learn to identify who they can talk to if they feel bad, and also what is a good time to talk to an adult
We are excited for our upcoming training on the 19th of September when new Sunday school teacher will be trained and new churches come on board the program
At Fikelela we aim to give the children as many opportunties as possible to explore hte world around.. The children have been to Thumbelina, to a restaurant where they coudl make thier own pizza and on beach outings.
One of the highlights was a visit to Monkey Town, where the children were able to get close to monkeys in small groups. they learned a lot and although some of them were scared stiff it is a day they will not forget!!
at the fikelela Children's centre we are commmitted to helping our kids learn about the world about them and to become independent little people who are confident in themselves and not afraid to learn new things!