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 […]

Plascon charity house

It’s great to see design with a purpose, and even more so when that purpose is helping the needy. The New Jerusalem Children’s Home has recently opened an Eco-House in Midrand, which will serve as a safe haven for orphaned and vulnerable children around Gauteng. The charity  was founded in 2000 by Advocate Anna Mojapelo, a […]

New Jerusalem Children’s Home – Africa’s first Eco Friendly Children’s Home – Official Launch

Safintra Roofing, one of the proud sponsors of this phenomonal project, attended the elite official opening of Africa’s first eco-friendly children’s home in Midrand, Gauteng. This incredible structure was the brainchild of Mia Anfield and Sean Wall of 4d and a Architects. The launch was attended by various stake-holders, media, sponsors and of course the little people themselves. […]

Well done Plascon!

As a great example of corporate good and environmentally friendly design practices working together to benefit the needy, I knew I had to share this inspiring story with you as soon as it arrived in my inbox. Plascon has helped to build a new Eco-House at New Jerusalem Children’s Home in Johannesburg with their donation of paint and products. The […]

A home with a difference

To add to the thrill, the opening of the building was a spectacular event, with children from the home doing an Indian-style performance for guests and a traditional dance group that dazzled children and adults alike. “Our passion for green technology makes New Jerusalem unique. Our recycled home, made from used containers is something very […]

Seeking volunteers

New Jerusalem Children’s Home offers a variety of opportunities for compassionate individuals wanting to donate their time. Volunteering requires a special level of commitment as it involves spending a significant amount of time with our children. Step 1: Read and study the Volunteer Manual Step 2: Download Volunteer Application Form and Volunteer Agreement Step 3: […]

Green thumbs

The core tenets of permaculture are Care for the earth: Provision for all life systems to continue and multiply. This is the first principle, because without a healthy earth, humans cannot flourish. Care for the people: Provision for people to access those resources necessary for their existence. Return of surplus: Reinvesting surpluses back into the […]

New Jerusalem Children’s Home

Boxing Clever

This story of community spirit and some really cool design captured our hearts! An orphanage in Midrand, constructed using 28 shipping containers, has changed the lives of those who live in it – as well as those who created it. The newspaper cutting is carefully protected in a plastic sleeve. It is taken from the […]

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