Support 80 abandoned children in Cape Town


We are excited to have completed the training of our senior staff who have graduated as fully trained child and youth care workers. They will be able to supervise , encourage and inspire the staff who are still doing their training.

This has improved the quality of care and stimulation given to the children at the centre. Although we are running at full capacity with not a bed open for more than a few days at a time, the staff, due to their training, are able to concentrate on what is really important to the children's quality of life.

We have also started a fun recreational programme once a week with the preschool children and school children which they are all loving

At Fikelela we are passionately committed to education as a key to the Children's future. Often children come to us who have been neglected or moved from carer to carer and their education has suffered tremendously. Simple things like someone teaching you to hold a crayon and colour in have been developmental steps our kids have missed out on.

So we put a lot of effort into our after school programme and are blessed with wonderful volunteers who assist.

We started last year with many kids struggling with thier maths but saw great improvement by the end of the year as this became a focus for the after school support.

We were delighted with the childrens' report cards at the end of the year and to see the improvements educationally.

We have even started a little stimulation and development group with our tinies (0-2 years).

Thankyou for helping us to help our kids acheive a better future through love, education and hope!


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

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!


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Location: cape town, western cape - South Africa
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Project Leader:
rachel mash
Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa

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