Resident Child Caregiver Resident Child Caregiver Johannesburg, South Africa TLC Children's Home
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Project Details

We care for vulnerable babies and children and work really hard at providing them quality, holistic care while we find them a "forever-family" of their own.

TLC is committed to upholding the value of quality over quantity. Founded in 1993 to address the serious need for quality childcare for abandoned children in South Africa, we are registered to care for up to 32 infants and children under the age of 3 years old (upon admission). Our vision is to ensure that each child is placed into a responsible "forever family", whilst we provide the best possible care and every opportunity for them to develop to their full potential. But we need your help!

In South Africa, "...about 3500 children are abandoned annually (approximately 300 per month) but that figure only includes survivors. The total number of abandonments is far higher. Estimates are that only one third of abandoned children survive, and in Gauteng for example, for every abandoned child found alive, two are found dead." - Robyn Wolfson Vorster

We work very much along the lines of the starfish approach. If you're unfamiliar with this common metaphorical story, the message it conveys is essentially that the impact we make, while seemingly tiny from a quantitative perspective, is immeasurable to an individual whose life has been transformed or saved from our intervention. Our limited intake number allows us to provide holistic, quality care to each child. This in turn gives them a better foundation to build from as they become adults.

Over the years we have relied heavily on our volunteer program to help support our childcare program. We have had well over 1000 volunteers through our doors to assist us in providing the invaluable love, care and attention that every infant and child needs. Because we understand the dynamics and long-term impact of secure attachment we urge every volunteer to serve with us for as long as they possibly can in the interest of our babies' need for healthy bonding and attachment. 
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NPO Status
Yes, registered non-profit organization
Foundation Year
Contact Person
Sue Nancarrow
Sue Nancarrow
Spoken Languages

Social Impact

In our 24 years of operation we have placed over 900 babies into loving "forever families". The life changing impact of having these 100's of children grow up in families as opposed to institutions is undeniable when considering the new trajectory of their lives. A life of opportunity, as opposed to the impoverished environments from which they came. Environments in which instances of abuse and crime are rife. Moving into the future we anticipate extending our impact to expectant mothers.
Pursued Sustainable Development Goals

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