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ABOUT US

ABOUT US

WHO WE ARE

WELCOME TO THE BABY MOSES CHILDREN’S SANCTUARY

Baby Moses is a registered NPO and PBO (section 18A Public Benefit Organisation) that was founded in April 2003 by Christo and Lani de Klerk.

The organisation’s main activities are to care for abused, abandoned and orphaned children of all ages in Gauteng and the North West Province in South Africa.

Our aim is for children to grow up in families to bring some ‘normalcy’ into their lives. For this reason we limit the children admitted to a home. The total direct beneficiaries currently are 108 of whom 95% are black South Africans.

OUR MISSION

The primary aim of Baby Moses is to provide a place of safety and stable, caring home ensuring that the children receive excellent care and hope for a bright and successful future. The children will remain with Baby Moses they finish school, or placed with rehabilitated parents.

 

The secondary aim is to provide support and physical care to children in very poor families or functioning child headed households (as identified by auxiliary social workers), rather than having them removed or placed in foster care.

 

Currently the Organisation cares for children in Roodepoort, Krugersdorp, Princess, Kagiso, and rural villages between Lichtenburg and Mahikeng in Northwest province. The children are placed with the sanctuary by social workers, police officials, hospitals andclinics due to severe neglect, abuse or abandonment. The Northwest children are usually referred by auxiliary social workers, clinic sisters or tribal elders.

 

On admission the children receive medical care, and in some cases, sent for forensic and specialised medical evaluations. Illnesses are diagnosed and treated. Other support include dental care, trauma- and play therapy, occupational therapy and enrollments in appropriate schools therapists and other programs. We treat our children with exceptional compassion, tenderness and love.

 

To ensure good governance, the organisation is overseen by a board of directors with a management team taking responsibility of the day to day care. External accountants draw up the financial statements and an annual review is done by an independent auditing firm. Further reporting is done to South African Revenue Service and an annual certificate of Good Standing is provided by them. Annual reporting done to the registrar of NPO’s which form part of the Department of Social Development).

OUR HOMES

Dion Home – Severely neglected, abused or orphaned children with capacity for 4 emergency placements in Roodepoort.

 

Bodenstein Home  – Home for abused girls.

 

Merle Home – Capacity to care for 6 to 12 children at our emergency home for short placements whilst social workers complete their investigations.

 

Bodibe – Physical support to children and young adults living in extreme poverty in a rural village close to Mahikeng, North West. (Very poor and vulnerable children are cared for in the community by the community as opposed to formal placements in foster care or child youth care centers.)

 

Kgalaletso Care Center – Babies and toddlers receive day care, breakfast, lunch and snacks in the Bodibe village.

 

Fractured Families (Gauteng) – Vulnerable children living with extended family, friends or neighbours receive physical support in the form of food, clothing, outings, stationery, formula or nappies.

 

Sporadically we will be approached by teachers, social workers or concerned members of the community to assist with a specific need for a needy child.

MEET OUR TEAM

Gordon Dewar

Chairman

Christo de Klerk

CO-FOUNDER

Lani de Klerk

CO-FOUNDER

Johan de Klerk

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