New Jerusalem Children’s Home AGM a success

New Jerusalem Children’s Home chairman of the board, Mark Shinners.

New Jerusalem Children’s Home held an AGM to keep interested stakeholders abreast of all the home’s activities and future plans

The meeting was held at Gallagher Estate in Midrand on 11 October 2014.

The home’s CEO, Anna Mojapelo was proud to announce their Helios and Vesta bakery was officially opened on 29 August. Mojapelo was glad to report the bakery had received a lot of support from the community in President Park in which it is based. Read More

New Jerusalem on path to independence

“Go superstars!” This was the chant by the New Jerusalem Children’s Home dancers as they welcomed their guests to the grand opening of the home’s bakery on 29 August.

Kenneth MacLean

Kenneth MacLean, CEO of Lafarge South Africa, addresses the crowd.

The home is a refuge for about 80 orphaned children. Lafarge South Africa, a cement company, has built a bakery at the home.

The company said the objective of the bakery was to provide an on-site facility to bake healthy bread for the children of the home.

The newly appointed CEO of Lafarge, Kenneth MacLean was present at the event.

“Simply put, these children are the future of the country. As a proudly South African company our success depends on these children to become our engineers, managers and our leaders. For this reason we aim to form partnerships that have a strong, sustainable foundation.” Read More

New Jerusalem receives gifts on Mandela Day

PRESIDENT PARK – Community members Lee Bras and Michelle Davis visited New Jerusalem Children’s Home for Mandela Day.

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Bras said she did not know which organisation to donate to and visit until late on the night of 17 July. She said, “I went onto the internet and found New Jerusalem Children’s Home details and here we are today.” Read More

Mandela Day Celebration

MandelaWe at New Jerusalem Children’s Home, Midrand call upon members of our proud nation to join us in celebrating the life of an Icon. No matter if you are a corporate or individual, we ask that you partner with our home in commemorating your 67 minutes and more of public service. Read More

Children’s Jerusalem in cargo containers

Twelve-year-old John recites his poetry at the New Jerusalem Children’s Home, in Midrand, northern Johannesburg. He likes sport but he is “good at poetry”.

“I write one poem a month,” said John, who has lived at the home for the past eight years.

In one poem, he speaks about scaling obstacles: “If you run into a wall . figure out how to climb it.”

Perseverance is a characteristic he has learned from Anna Mojapelo, the CEO of the New Jerusalem Children’s Home for orphaned and vulnerable children.

Thirteen years ago Mojapelo started looking after a one-week-old orphaned girl at her home in Midrand. Read More

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