Focused on helping child-headed households

2018-11-13 06:01
PHOTO: SUPPLIEDThe children who received school uniforms from the Focus on the Family under the Give of Gift campaign.

PHOTO: SUPPLIEDThe children who received school uniforms from the Focus on the Family under the Give of Gift campaign.

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FOCUS on the Family Africa launched the Give the Gift of Family campaign on October 29 to raise funds for their Tales of Hope Programme.

Focus on the Family Africa is a non-profit organisation whose focus has been to serve families in Africa since opening its doors in 1992.

The campaign, which is in its third year, helps to raise funds for the Tales of Hope Programme, which is aimed at providing much-needed assistance to child-headed households.

Communications Director Valerie Govender said that Give the Gift of Family is an annual campaign which started in 2015 because of the struggles that children in child-headed homes are faced with.

“The funds raised are used for the Tale of Hope programme, which is a child-headed household and is one of our orphan care programmes, where we support families that do not model themselves on a normal family — like having a mom, a dad, and children in a normal home.

“These are child-headed homes where the ‘mom’ and ‘dad’ are children that are still in school,” she explained.

She said that the funds raised are used to buy the children school uniforms, stationery packs and even food.

To conclude, Govender said that there’s no time like the present: “If you want to make a difference in the lives of orphaned vulnerable children, you must invest it in an organisation that is willing to go the distance for them and make their gift go the distance for them.”

For more information visit their website at www.safamily.co.za or call 031 716 3300.

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