Boys’ Home

The first boys’ home was an old wooden classroom which we converted into a humble but comfortable boys home. It housed seven boys and a care-giver, whom Helping Hands employed to take care of them.

However, with the help of the  “induna” (chief) of the local community, who  recognised our involvement in the area,  some buildings right near the school have been made available to us since 2011.  The boys’ home property now has seven small buildings, including the kitchen and dining facility.  
Developments in the new boys' home started in the same year.  We started by levelling the land and making some ablution facilities available.  After getting the boys new beds and mattresses, the boys moved into their new home the following year.

With developments in the Helping Hands home being completed in 2015, the Helping Hands homes now have seven buildings, including the kitchen and dining facility. The buildings house both the boys and girls under the care of Helping Hands. There are separate dormitories for the boys and the girls.

At present, there are 12 boys and 9 girls.

Three caregivers - 2 females and one male- take care of the children, with a couple, Martin and Jeannette Harder overseeing and managing the daily operations at the home.

project updates

19 Jul 2016

Our vegetables are growing very well.  Well done to our caregiver Themba and the children who have been tending the garden.   It is a more

25 Apr 2016

Our precious 9-year old Phindile is the latest beneficiary in our Sponsor-A-Child program, bringing to 10 the total number of children benefiting from this more

8 Dec 2015

Two of our children are the latest beneficiaries in our Sponsor-A-Child Programme, bringing to 11 the total number of children receiving sponsorships. They are 14-year more

helping hands blog

28 Jul 2014

An Aspiring Writer - Fifteen year old Andile, who stays at the Helping Hands' girls' home,  loves to write. According to her, English more

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