Kwethu Children's Village (KwaZuluNatal, RSA)

by K2011127140 trading as PSI Projects
Kwethu Children's Village (KwaZuluNatal, RSA)


KCV has been providing loving refuge for HIV orphans for 15 years. Its success story boasts 30 confident, healthy school leavers and 12 university or tertiary graduates. As the children grow into teenage years, we initiate semi-independent living , where the warmth of home is provided, along with financial and counseling support for tertiary training and a push out of the nest. This is our Kwethu Safe House for Teens and young adults.

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COVID-19 has brought added urgency.... We provide family warmth, residential care & support for orphans & vulnerable children in a rural community with high incidence of medical & economic challenge. Close ties to family or area of origin are supported. After completing high school & even tertiary education, these young adults still need counselling, educational support & advice as they develop effective life skills, find jobs & start families. This support is costly & unavailable elsewhere.


Our program recognizes, builds and enhances strengths, providing opportunities for once vulnerable youth to develop confidence, a positive self-image, and a sense of belonging in a community. This project is to capacitate our teen-agers to secure permanent income by mentoring, modelling discipline, goal setting, and counselling for appropriate career choice, education and training. In close connection to family of origin, a sense of responsibility will be cultivated with a desire to give back.

Long-Term Impact

Skilled, confident and compassionate youth, strengthened by social, spiritual and community fabric will be the result of this project. The critical support provided by our program builds leadership, entrepeneurial confidence, positive relationships, healthy values and accountability. Young Kwethu graduates have come back to work in the Uthukela district, providing evidence of the high value we set on giving back to this community of 150 000+ and to sustainability of our special Kwethu Village.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


Organization Information

K2011127140 trading as PSI Projects

Location: Paarl, Western Cape - South Africa
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Project Leader:
Bridget Johnsen
Paarl, Western Cape South Africa
$18,799 raised of $30,000 goal
167 donations
$11,201 to go
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