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Ekurhuleni (“place of peace”) Center for Orphans and Vulnerable Children

“Problems like the lack of safe drinking water, sanitation, and health care can be addressed only by projects undertaken at the level of the community.” – Peter Singer

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The Ekurhuleni Center for Orphans and Vulnerable Children is a community-based initiative, which arose from observation by Talitha Mthethwa, a retired nurse from the local government hospital, of high numbers of orphans and other vulnerable children living in dire poverty. In the community around the school, there are hundreds of orphans and vulnerable children, many of whom are living on their own without adults, who eat only one meal a day that the school provides, and who are easily exploited without the love and support of adults who are concerned for their well being. The Center opened for 100 children in December 2012. Although the Center is now getting partial funding from the Department of Social Development, they still need our help to stay open and to continue to welcome more of the very vulnerable children.

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