Anything is possible when you believe in yourself
But when you’ve grown up believing that you’re unimportant, unworthy, unloved and powerless, it’s hard to feel strong and confident.
Sadly, that’s the case with many of the boys and girls placed at The Johannesburg Children’s Home. Encouragement and stability have been in short supply in their lives. And without extensive therapy, these bruised little souls may never recover from the hurts of the past … develop self-esteem … and grow into well adjusted, happy and successful young men and women.
Which is why we have to provide counseling, occupational therapy, behavioural therapy – as well as expressive outlets in the form of art and music therapy.
Using music, drama and multi-media art – like creating superhero masks – our therapists lead the children to begin believing in themselves and their abilities again. Challenges such bullying, fear and destructive emotions are explored – as are hopes and dreams. The result is profound insights gained about themselves and others.
“I’m a Superhero,” a song born from these sessions, delves into the exploration of real-life and imaginary superpowers. It’s something kids can remember and draw from whenever the going gets tough
Fixing kids’ cuts and bruises with a kiss and a sticky plaster is easy. Healing broken hearts takes professional help from skilled child therapists – and that doesn’t come cheap. We need your help.
Your gift of R350 or any other amount you can spare makes a difference to a child who’s struggling to cope emotionally. You’ll literally help make everything better.
So please will you help us ensure our boys and girls get all the specialist help they need?
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Through our Developmental Programmes, we are able to build on their strengths by equipping them with appropriate skills in development, leadership training, mentoring and general life skills.
We maintain regular contact with all these schools through our Social Workers & Child & Youth Care Workers – ensuring that our children achieve their educational goals from primary school to high school.
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“Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.”
– Theodore Roosevelt