It has been a wonderful year so far. We have seen an increase in placements of babies at the centre. we have had six new babies under the age of six and two of them are less than two months old so are really teeny!
the older children are enjoying interacting with the tiny babies who are no bigger than their arms!
we are very proud of our loving carers who still give the children the one on one love and care that they crave.
All the children are growing fast and meeting thier developmental milestones.
With Christmas coming we are so appreciative of our supporters and friends who always ensure that our children have special memories of treats and presents at this time of joy and celebration
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