The OVC day care center is located in two buildings in the Shabalala trust area outside Hazyview town in the Mpumalanga province
Every day the orphans and vulnerable children come to our centre. Those who attend the programme are between the ages of six and fourteen years.
Around seventy children are on the books. Most of these children do not have both a mother and a father living with them. Some live with grandparents, some with only a mother or a father. Many come from child led households.
At Hosanna they receive a daily meal depending on what is available. This could be mealie meal, vegetables (cabbage, spinach, onions) and sometimes beef bones and sugar beans. Without this afternoon meal many would go to bed hungry.
Local farmers deliver bananas, avocados, butternut squash and sweet potatoes – but these are not delivered on a regular basis - only when stocks are available.
Thanks to Hazyview Digital Learning centre we can provide the children with computer training.
In the life skill program, our dedicated volunteers stimulate
the children in sport, musik, art
and various plays
We ensure that the well-being of orphaned and vulnerable children is continuously monitored. We conduct regular physical and emotional assessments. In addition, a Hosanna nurse visits the children´s schools on a regular bases to discuss their health and academic process with their teachers.
Many of the children live in one room shacks. They have no toilet in thier house, some have toiletts on the yard or else they have to go to their neighbours or to the nerest bush.
They struggle to wash clothes or to wash themselves. Some have tap water on the yard, but many have to get water from communual taps. The water infrastructure gets water about once or twice a week.
Not all have electricity making it difficult for the children to do thier home work.
Hosanna community church and other partners that come to the centre is a blessing for us. They come with cloth, money, toys, etc that we can distribute to the children and thier families.
Clover supports by donating milk and custard, but this is not on a regular basis and again only when stocks allow and when we can arrange transports to get it .However, despite all these challenges, the children and young people see a value in coming to Hosanna
It is not a secret - we are severely short of money to give our children the future they deserve.
We humbly invite you to be a partner in future.