Helping Jacaranda Children's home care for children who have no one else - Repeat.
Jacaranda Children's home cares for 250 children, between the ages of 18 months and 18 years, who have no parents or families to take care of them. The home has different houses where care givers try to make life as family orientated as possible. They focus on quality of life, life skills and preparing young adults with a positive, healthy attitude to become contributing members of society.
After 32 operations, André needs some help to heal.
Gertie Ströh had chicken pox when she was pregnant with her son, André. When André was born, there were many complications. He was born with an open pallet and Stickler Syndrome, which also affects his hearing. André has had 32 operations in his life - more than one a year - but, he managed to do matric. The last year has taken its toll on his finances though - and he's not making ends meet.
Angelique gets funding for a cornea transplant.
Angelique is 16-years old with her life before her. She's never had health issues, but last year developed an infection in her one eye. They eye just wouldn't get better and after several doctor's and specialist appointments, the infection cleared up and then it was discovered that the cornea had been damaged causing the eye to go blind.
Helping Susan to take care of her beautiful daughter at home
Like all her school mates who wrote matric in 2010, Ivanka was at the beginning of the year waiting for her results. On results day, her life changed dramatically. For a yet unexplained reason, she suffered a convulsion and her heart stopped for 10 minutes. This meant that there was no oxygen to her brain for that time. She was left with severe brain damage and a 10 percent chance to live. Her mother, Susan and brother, Estvan refused to give up hope.
On tap - Mandela day
Since 2008 the SACLA Centre has been torn apart piece by piece by the local gangs and vandals until there was but a mere shell of a building left. All the lights, plugs, the geyser, windows , doors and fittings and fixtures were removed.
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