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Message from the Director

Looking back on 2017, it will be remembered as a wonderfully festive year at JCH, as we celebrated our 125th birthday. The reality of this milestone came to life at our reunion party, were several generations of ‘old’ boys and girls came together to celebrate their childhood home.

It was deeply encouraging to spend time with this unique group of people who were so grateful for the safe haven JCH offered all those years ago. At the time, you don’t always see the impact of time spent with children; but with the passing of months, years and decades, a very meaningful picture emerges.

Our team faces many challenges – they must help children cope with the most profound pain, while at the back of all our minds is the need to keep afloat financially, despite the dire economic situation in our country. It has been tremendously exciting to set up our small business projects aimed at making the home more self sustaining, as well as teaching the children a wider range of work skills.

Our vegetable gardens are flourishing – to the extent that we can sell spinach to passers-by. Our composting project is also thriving and we will likely have a few bags of compost to sell soon.

Apart from that, the children have been very busy. We have several successful President’s Awards achievers and school leaders. Many people donate their time and expertise to teach swimming, karate and soccer ... bring birthday cakes, play board games, offer homework support and mentoring.

As always, my heartfelt thanks to all of you who have given of yourselves and your resources to bring meaningful change to our children’s lives. We wish you everything of the best for 2018.

Annette Brokensha – Director

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Latest Posts

Thanks for giving holiday fun
If you have children or grandchildren of your own, you’ll know how exciting it is for them to go off on an adventure holiday camp ...
[posted 18 January 2018]
Follow my leader
Johannesburg Children’s Home is proud to be developing some great leaders among our children!
[posted 18 January 2018]
Memories relived at 125th Reunion
Saturday 30 September 2017 was a beautiful sun filled day, perfect for what was about to unfold ... our celebratory tea for the children who have passed through our doors over the past 125 years.
[posted 18 January 2018]
Awards and rewards
There was great excitement at our annual year end Awards event, when our children received acknowledgement for their special achievements.
[posted 17 January 2018]
When I grow up, I want to be ...
A career exhibition day at Johannesburg Children’s Home recently led to opportunities for job ‘shadowing’ and part time work for our children.
[posted 17 January 2018]

How to help

Bringing up a child is expensive! And when you have a 'family' of 64, every extra bit of cash helps.

Order delicious party platters at reasonable rates ... or make use of our laundry service.

If you can spare an hour or two a week, please consider volunteering at our Home?

Check out our 'wish list' for items needed right now. Or contact us for more information.

Download the free app (Android, iPhone or Blackberry) and scan our code to donate safely and easily.

Run a marathon ... enter a cycle race ... or help our kids by asking friends to donate to JCH instead of buying you a birthday or anniversary gift.

Putting the pieces back together

The Johannesburg Children's Home provides
a safe refuge for 64 children of all races
who have been found in need of care by the Children's Court.

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