Vision Child and Youth Care Centre provides for the destitute, abused, neglected and abandoned children as well as orphans, and was established in 1991. The children’s needs are catered for by the home. We provide for their welfare and protection with the ultimate aim of establishing their self-confidence, become liberated and free from negative influences. We also strive to heal the hurts and abuse of the past, and prepare them to re-enter the community.
Vision Child and Youth Care Centre is an institute, which instils basic academic and religious education and values with an open-door policy for all children. We have recently had to turn away so many children because we are filled to capacity, but try to help with the placements of these children. We are one of a few organisations who accommodate both boys and girls, as we do not believe in separating siblings.
Currently we have 48 children in our care of which four (4) children are at crèche, six (6) are in Grade R, twenty one (21) are at primary school, ten (10) are at high school, three (3) at Hifz school (Quran memorisation), three (3) are at college and one (1) apprentice. The horrifying thought of what the life of these children would have been like if the socio-economic status-quo in the Western Cape did not give birth to Vision Child and Youth Care Centre.
The programme at the home caters for physical, psychological, educational, recreational and spiritual needs of the child with the ultimate aim to develop the potential of the individual, while building self-confidence and a sense of self-worth in the young mind.
We are a non-governmental organisation and rely largely on donations from the community as we are not state-subsidised. The home is responsible for raising a substantial portion of its own funding in order to better our facilities and the upgrading of services. We publish a monthly booklet called The Vision Advertiser, in which we publish various interesting articles but mostly advertise different businesses. This booklet is a large part of our monthly income.
Our urgent needs are as follows:
- Navy School Rain jackets
- Boys and girls Summer pyjamas
- Summer cardigans
- Fitted single bed sheets
- White school socks (girls)
- Grey school socks
- School uniforms and shoes – please contact us for details on our requirements
- Household cleaning materials
- Perishable and non perishable foods
- Financial assistance to assist with monthly short fall
- Industrial ironing boards
- Canteen fold up tables
- Stationery – 1, 2 and 3 quire hard cover books, A4 soft cover books, 2013 diaries, pencils, crayons, pritt, sellotape, khokis, highlighters, scissors, black pens, A4 soft cover books (unruled), A4 soft cover books (extra wide lines – grades 1 & 2) and prestik
- Educational books and toys
- Social Worker
Our current economic situation is placing strain on one and all, and we can see this first hand in the decline of donations that we receive. We therefore humbly request that you assist us as we are doing our best to rescue as many children as we can with our limited resources. Please feel free to visit us at any time in order for you to see first hand what our organisation is all about and meet the staff and residents.
Please do not hesitate to contact us should you require any additional information.