CSI type: Doulos Ministries orphanage
Date: Friday 8th May 2015
Location: 51 Charles street, Glen Donald, Meyerton, Gauteng, South Africa
Amount of beneficiaries: 40 children under 18 years of age
Doulos Ministries South Africa is a non-profit organization established for the benefit of children living with or affected by HIV/AIDS. We opened our doors in July 2003.
To provide a comprehensive service to ensure a happy and dignified lifestyle for children suffering from HIV / AIDS. To expand our service to education, counselling and the provision of meals into the local community.
On Friday the 8th May the Johannesburg Team met at the Carrick office in Sandton. They were transported by bus to the orphanage where they were met by Emma (the founder) who briefed the group provided a tour of the premises. Emma explained the vulnerability of the children at the orphanage and how difficult it is to sustain funding with the new government criteria for non-profit organisations. She also explained how she and the organisation are looking at ways to implement an exit programme for these children as once a child turns 18 year old they are not longer legally allowed to be cared for by the orphanage. Emma is passionate about ensuring that each child that she nurtures has a sustainable future, once they are no longer able to care for them.
Carrick Cares Project incorporated building a little library with books that were collected over the weeks leading to the event and providing each child with a durable backpack and drymac.
Everyone had a great afternoon at the orphanage and the smiles and hugs that were received from the children – just priceless.