Support 80 abandoned children in Cape Town

by FIKELELA AIDS PROJECT
Support 80 abandoned children in Cape Town
Support 80 abandoned children in Cape Town
Support 80 abandoned children in Cape Town
Support 80 abandoned children in Cape Town
Support 80 abandoned children in Cape Town
Support 80 abandoned children in Cape Town
May 6, 2022

Fikelela Child & Youth Care Centre May 2022

It is such a joy to be able to share progress with the Children at Fikelela in Khayelitsha. Our current number of children at the home are 36 consisting of 18 girls and 18 boys aged birth to 11 years. The health of the children is relatively good as we do daily checks with their ears, eyes and noses to ensure that they do not present any cold or flu symptoms.

Two of our children were admitted to hospital with gastroenteritis and were well after a couple of days of admission. We have also discovered that some of our children are a bit slow in their development. At 8 months they are supposed to be crawling and lifting their heads and with the assistance of the Nurse and special exercises we can assist them with progress.

13 of our children attend School every day and we now must do our Jerry program over weekends as we don’t wish to overload them. Jerry is their favourite story as they get to be creative with Jerry, they are allowed to share what they experience at school with friends and bring it into the Jerry story line. The talking flower and the star are extremely helpful with disciplining the children as everybody wants to share at the same time. Jerry has turned their confidence levels around they no longer just sit and absorb they want to tell their stories. They listen more attentively because of the star and the talking flower as they know they must hold it in their hands before they are allowed to speak.

Our older boy Mr L is 11 years of age, and he has become the role model for the rest of the boys, he proudly engages with them about body pride, respecting each other especially around cultures, learning from each other. Playing with friends at the school playground is also a session that we often share with the children as we want them to know they are special and that they do have a sense of belonging.

Thank you to all our Donors for touching our lives and making a difference to our world.  We might have been abandoned, abused, neglected, infected or affected by HIV & AIDS however, we are so grateful to all of you for donating as Fikelela assists us to turn our lives around and to express ourselves and be happy. THANK YOU 

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FIKELELA AIDS PROJECT

Location: cape town, western cape - South Africa
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Project Leader:
Beverley Hendricks
Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa
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