Two sisters, Anna and Phina Mojapelo, established the New Jerusalem Children’s home with help from volunteers, government, corporate and donations. The center is a place of safety for abandoned and abused, orphaned and vulnerable children and has sheltered more than 1000 children since its establishment in September 2000.
Anna is a children’s advocate for whom community service was initially a hobby. She is a businesswoman and an experienced community and poverty alleviation worker. She worked in Midrand for more than 20 years with vast international travels ministering to children and youth. She was engaged in a number of community building and economic sustainable development projects. She is now actively involved with New Jerusalem as the Managing Director.
Phina, a social worker with 22 years of service; she is versatile working with elders, youth, younger children, who’s having marital problems, people afflicted with HIV/AIDS, and passionate about educational excursions for youth development and green development. She is actively involved with New Jerusalem as the operating Director of Social services.
New Jerusalem Children’s Home is Christ Consciousness Faith-based non-profit organization presently accommodating 87 children from 0 to 18 years of age. It is a small entity with a big vision. We aim to become one of the best children’s homes in Africa in the provision of holistic and integrated quality care to orphaned, abandoned, abused, traumatized, vulnerable and HIV positive children.
Central to this aim, is the children’s future. Thus, all developments at New Jerusalem revolve around the children’s education and the protection of the environment they will live in, in years to come. Our Home is located on an agricultural smallholding of 26 000 m2 in Midrand, South Africa. The property was donated to the children by Anna Mojapelo and has been transferred into a Trust for their benefit. The current facilities comprise nurseries for the babies, dormitories for the older children, communal kitchen and dining facilities, a crèche, a Montessori pre-school, play and sports facilities and a substantial permaculture vegetable garden.
New Jerusalem Children’s Home aim to build environmentally friendly houses on the premises so that the children can grow up in small families of 12. The first eco-friendly house was officially opened on the 24 of February 2012. New Jerusalem’s mission is located within an environmental sustainability framework and the Home has committed to use any means possible to reuse and recycle and to minimize our carbon footprint.
We provide residential care, social work services, Montessori Early Childhood Development and variety of events for the holistic development of the children in our care.