2019 Mandela Day wishlist

A drone image showing all the New Jerusalem Children’s home residential and educational facilities.

Did you know that New Jerusalem Children’s Home – NJCH, has a total of 92 beneficiaries, aged 0 to 18, who are permanently cared for by the dedicated and passionate child and youth care workers, within the walls of New Jerusalem Children’s Home – yep, 24 hours, 7 days a week and 365 days a year?

I mean – are you aware that New Jerusalem Children’s Home annual operational cost is between R5.6 and 6.1 Million, with about 31% of the operational cost going towards the children’s expense, which are:-

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Financially challenging

Children of New Jerusalem Children’s Home out in the morning

There is nothing more difficult than asking, as much as it is been said that “ask and it shall be given to you” it is hard to ask for money, it doesn’t matter who you are asking it from, think of a visit to a bank and applying for a loan, it is a bit embarrassing even though you are going to repay it over a certain period time, with interest even.

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Our reason for being

Aurora, Mme Anna and Uriel during the graduation ceremony at Siyakhula Computer School

Over the past months, New Jerusalem Children’s Home has been sharing with you, keeping you updated and making financial support request towards a school building project, which is currently under construction with about 85% of its construction phases completed.

Today, New Jerusalem Children’s Home, is here to share with you its reason for being, we come to share with you – one of the biggest success of New Jerusalem Children’s Home – please allow us to first start by saying “the success of a children’s homes, is not the buildings it has, not even the events it host an annual base, let alone the level of legal compliance towards its governing bodies and legislature and or funders. The success and a reason for being of every children’s home – is its ability to better lives of the children, the success of New Jerusalem Children’s Home and any other organisation doing the similar work – is simple to see children become self-sufficient, economically enabled and standing on their own, putting a bread on their table by themselves”

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Calling for financial assistance

Dear Friend of the Children/Youth and New Jerusalem Children’s Home (NJCH)

Mme Anna Mojapelo, New Jerusalem Children’s giving a report at the 2018 Annual General Meeting

We thank you for your interest and support for the Children/Youth of NJCH. Our core reason for being is to serve the physical, educational, health and psychological needs of each Individual Child under our care. We have been rendering this service since year 2000.

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Please be our monthly donor

A child of New Jerusalem Children’s Home during a birthday celebration of one of the individual donor of the home

It is sad… and it hurts to see the rapid decline in financial support towards the orphanages/Child and Youth Care Centre – charity organizations that offers much needed child and youth care residential services. A number of Child and Youth Care Centre’s are facing financial difficulties – they are forced to resize and or to close their doors and to focus on other donor/sponsor aligned and or income generating activities, letting go of the true need of bettering lives of the less gifted.

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