Mants’ase Children’s Home provides protection and a loving, stable home environment for vulnerable children for as long as they need our assistance and care, so that they don’t have to worry about where their next meal will come from, how they will pay for their education, or whether they will be abused. The reasons for their vulnerability are various and while we firmly believe children are best cared for within a family, we protect and care for those for whom this is not possible.
Our management, staff and volunteers do all they can to provide a family atmosphere for the children, keeping them as much a part of our community as possible. Children three to five years old attend pre-school and all children over six attend the local Primary or Secondary schools. Children need loving and consistent care, shelter and clothing, access to health services, legal aid, good nutrition, education and interaction with local community life. It is according to these criteria that we measure the impact of our services and know that we are making a positive difference in the lives of these, our children.
Working in co-operation with the Ministry of Social Development we are able to re-unite some children with their families within a few months. When appropriate, children are either adopted or placed in foster care. Others may stay with us for a number of years. Each child is an individual and their circumstances are not all the same. While the number of children fluctuates, on average there are 60 children at the Home.
We are privileged to have on our Board of Trustees people who are parents themselves, live nearby, visit the Home regularly and are always on call. The Board of Trustees has overall responsibility for the design, delivery and evaluation of the Home’s activities. Representatives from the Ministry of Social Development also visit from time to time and do their own evaluations, as do our major donors.
Mr Bokang Lipholo, Acting General Manager
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