Help home run smoothly

2019-06-11 06:01
Some of the women in a computer literacy course.

Some of the women in a computer literacy course.

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St Anne’s Home needs the public’s help to be able to buy baby and household products in order to run the home effectively.

The home is a place of safety for destitute, abused and disadvantaged women and their children in Woodstock. It also runs developmental courses.

The women are accommodated for a period of between four and six months before they are reintegrated back into society and into their normal lives.

Executive director Joy Jange said because the women do not work, 40% of the home’s income gets funded by the government. “Almost half of our income comes from government and we have to seek donors so that we can afford to run the home effectively,” Jange said.

These items include baby products, non-perishable foods and household detergents among others.

St Anne’s Home provides accredited courses to the mothers so that they can be able to find work after they leave the home.

To ensure that the mothers learn as much as they can without having to worry about their children, a crèche is also run at the premises.

“We have a registered early childhood development centre (ECD) that takes care of the children while their mothers are attending courses.

“This is good because the women do not have to worry about their children.”

She said the centre also offers counselling to the children because in most instances, they have been exposed to violence in their homes.

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