Disadvantaged & Special Needs children, Cape Town

by Global Vision International Charitable Trust
Nov 19, 2012

Healthcare at Ikhayalethemba

Ikhayalethemba Orphanage is in the Nomazamo township located just outside of Gordon's Bay. We were recently able to have one of our volunteers focus on one of the orphans with Special Needs who is non-verbal.  We have been able to take photographs of the child doing a range of tasks such as drinking, eating, reading a book and kicking a ball.  Through this, we can now gradually introduce these to the child as a way for her to communicate and also as a way for her to learn to make choices. This contribution had made a huge difference in support the development of the children at Ikhayalethemba.

The set up and maintenance of First Aid kits is a big task and thanks to donor support, our team have been able to set up 5 new kits; one for each of the Houses at Ikhayalethemba.

In the words of a recent volunteer: 23 of the happiest, most loving, and most resilient children I have ever met live at Ikhayalethemba. They greet you each day with a huge smile and a hug like no other, just because you are there to be with them. The love given by these kids give is an amazing and humbling phenomenon to witness.


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Organization Information

Global Vision International Charitable Trust

Location: Exeter, Devon - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​www.gvi.org
Project Leader:
Kate Robey
Exeter, Devon United Kingdom