Merry Christmas fam! We wish you all a happy end to a difficult year. We are so proud of what we have achieved this year as an organisation, all the beautiful new friends we made and the impact we made on our local society.
We worked right through from day 1 of the lockdown until our last event today, whereafter we will take a well-deserved break for four days. We will be operational again on the 29th of December.
Our last event for the year was delivering platters, soft toys made by Bowlers for Babies and gifts to the El Roi Baby Home staff in Port Shepstone.
It is heartwarming to see how well the little ones are looked after and how content they are. They were very happy to receive all their gifts. We were only responsible for staff gifts to show our appreciation for the important work they do for our society.
Babies are kept at the home while mothers sort their lives out or get placed with family members if they can get traced. At the age of 4 if they are not claimed by family, they get placed at other orphanages. This is such a brilliant system which gives moms or families time to better their future and ultimately better the life of these little souls .
As a mom of a 4 year-old I can’t fathom how hard it must be to let go of your baby at that age. I have the utmost admiration for the staff members and the important work they do. Physical affection, support and attention is so crucial for brain development during this phase and the children are so vulnerable.
I hope they enjoy their treat today and know how much they are loved and appreciated by the community. Working with GBV victims it is such a relief to see that the babies have a safe place and people who do care about their wellbeing
From the house mother to the gardener I hope they know how much we value the important role they play
Thank you to the Pearce Family and Wendy Walker to help make this event a reality