Baby Moses Child Sanctuary

Baby Moses Child Sanctuary

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Baby Moses is a registered NPO and PBO (section 18A Public Benefit Organisation) that was founded in April 2003 by Christo and Lani de Klerk.

The organisation’s main activities are to care for abused, abandoned and orphaned children of all ages in Gauteng and the North West Province in South Africa.

Our aim is for children to grow up in families to bring some ‘normalcy’ into their lives. For this reason we limit the children admitted to a home. The total direct beneficiaries currently are more than 110 of whom 95% are black South Africans.

The primary aim of Baby Moses is to provide a place of safety and stable, caring home ensuring that the children receive excellent care and hope for a bright and successful future. The children will remain with Baby Moses they finish school, or placed with rehabilitated parents.

The secondary aim is to provide support and physical care to children in very poor families or functioning child headed households (as identified by auxiliary social workers), rather than having them removed or placed in foster care.

Currently the Organisation cares for children in Roodepoort, Krugersdorp, Princess, Kagiso, and rural villages between Lichtenburg and Mahikeng in Northwest province. The children are placed with the sanctuary by social workers, police officials, hospitals andclinics due to severe neglect, abuse or abandonment. The Northwest children are usually referred by auxiliary social workers, clinic sisters or tribal elders.

On admission the children receive medical care, and in some cases, sent for forensic and specialised medical evaluations. Illnesses are diagnosed and treated. Other support include dental care, trauma- and play therapy, occupational therapy and enrollments in appropriate schools therapists and other programs. We treat our children with exceptional compassion, tenderness and love.

To ensure good governance, the organisation is overseen by a board of directors with a management team taking responsibility of the day to day care. External accountants draw up the financial statements and an annual review is done by an independent auditing firm. Further reporting is done to South African Revenue Service and an annual certificate of Good Standing is provided by them. Annual reporting done to the registrar of NPO’s which form part of the Department of Social Development).

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