Child Protection Programmes
Day- and aftercare Projects
Mentoring and/or the development of day care centres presenting early childhood development programmes, as well as centres for the aftercare of school-going children in the communities.
Children from poverty stricken areas do not normally have access to day care centres, because it is not affordable for their care givers/parents. By means of Emanang Nokeng’s involvement at daycare centres, these much-needed services become accessible to these vulnerable children. It further prevents children from staying alone at home or loitering in the streets of disadvantaged communities where they become vulnerable to crime and exploitation.
Activities presented provide educational growth. The centres strive towards meeting the basic physical, religious, emotional and psychological needs. Early signs of child abuse and neglect can be detected at an early stage and be addressed. Service delivery to these children can be monitored as well.
Examples of such centres are as follows:
- Sunrise in Kagiso
- Magaliesburg After Care in Gamogale
- Davidsonville and Roodepoort
- Soul City, Krugersdorp
- Vereeniging, Polakong, Vanderbijlpark and Meyerton
- Holiday projects are presented in Davidsonville and Magaliesburg (Gamogale).
- The main aim of support to families is to prevent statutory intervention by which the children have to be placed in alternative care. Families are equipped to provide in their families’ needs.
- Provision of food and clothing
- Families from poverty-stricken areas are supported with nutrition and clothing whenever resources are available.
- Arts, crafts and needlework are done in Davidsonville, Magaliesburg and Vereeniging with women receiving food parcels in order to equip them with skills to take care of children in their care. It also empowers them with skills which could be utilised to provide an income for themselves.
- Parental guidance
- A group for mothers from Davidsonville with toddlers is presented to enhance their parenting skills.
- Groups for children with aggressive behavioural problems.
Grannie support projects
Support services delivered to grandmothers taking care of orphans in Dobsonville and Magaliesburg (Gamogale). Support groups are presented in coordination with specialists in this area. Because poverty is mostly an issue in these families, skills development forms part of these programmes. In Dobsonville the grannies run a food garden project and in Magaliesburg they do arts and crafts in order to help them to become more independent regarding their material needs.
More privileged communities are motivated and mobilised to become involved in disadvantaged communities.
Because communities are mobilised to address the social problems within their own communities, volunteers in different communities are recruited and trained on a continuous basis.
Upcoming community-based organisations can also approach Emanang Nokeng West Rand for mentorship activities. These upcoming and developmental organisations are mentored up to a level where they could function independent and sustainable.