Isithembiso is a home for abandoned babies. We opened in November 2005 and run as a transition home [a place of safety] for children between the ages of new born to three years of age.
We work hand in hand with the welfare organisations and social workers, such as Childline and ACVV. Isithembiso is based in Walmer and our babies come from the surrounding Townships such as Walmer Location. The babies come to Isithembiso from the time they are abandoned due to either abuse, HIV-Aids, poverty, death of a care giver, abandonment and several other reasons.
The babies live with us here at Isithembiso, until we [along with the social workers] find them new homes / families, either permanent adoptive or foster homes.
Our directive is to speak up for those who can't speak for themselves, bringing Hope to the hopeless, bringing Hope to the future.