WHAT WE DO
Over 5.7 million South Africans are HIV positive and of the country’s estimated 3.7 million orphans, about half have lost one or both parents to AIDS, while over 150,000 children are believed to be living in child-headed households.
The statistics can be utterly overwhelming… But God has called us to be the solution and each of us has something we can use to play a positive role. Some will be able to give financially, others may feel called to adopt, still others to volunteer or pray. When each of us uses what we have in our hands, we can make a difference.
Through Kibwe we’re currently focusing on…
CLUSTER FOSTER CARE
We have two community-based foster homes, in Kayamandi (Stellenbosch) and in Rosettenville (Johannesburg). We’re also in the process of starting a new home in Somerset West.
Living in a small family unit with a caring foster parent is a reasonable alternative for children who can’t be cared for by their biological families. They have a foster family to support and care for them and we hope that one day they’ll either be reunited with their biological families, or failing that, that we’ve provided them with the necessary grounding to lead happy, successful adult lives.
ADOPTION & FOSTERING SUPPORT
As Christians, expanding our families through adoption is a natural response to our faith. As more and more members of Shofar Christian Church are adopting and fostering children, there’s a growing need for information and support for those who are embarking on this journey.
As the NGO mandated with orphan care within the church, we’ve begun hosting info sessions for anyone interested in finding out more about adoption and fostering, covering topics like our Biblical mandate to care for orphans and the basics of the process, as well as testimonies from families who’ve already adopted and fostered.
We’re working towards providing church members who want to be actively involved in orphan care with the tools and knowledge to be effective in speaking up for orphans and vulnerable children.
TRAINING & EQUIPPING
Healthy caregivers are vital to raising children well, so we’re also working on partnering with individuals and organisations who can help us train, equip and care for them.
MATTHEW 25:40 (NIV)
MY SCHOOL / MY VILLAGE
You can support KiBWE without it costing you a cent.
If you have Woolworths card, link your Woolworths card to the MySchool programme here. Indicate you would like Kibwe Kids (Region: National – South Africa). Or get a MySchool card by filling in your details here. Then, just remember to swipe your Woolworths / MySchool card when you shop at Engen, Woolworths, ToysRus, Waltons and couple more.
Give the gift of your time! There are many ways to get involved, including hosting birthday parties for the children, taking them on outings, caring for the foster mums and maintaining the homes.
We appreciate every prayer deeply! Without God none of this is possible, but with Him, we have an opportunity to change the trajectory of precious young lives. If you’d like specific prayer points, please let us know on firstname.lastname@example.org.
JOHN 14:18 (NIV)
We’d love to hear from you!
+ 27 21 809 9400
PO Box 3375 • Matieland 7602
Stellenbosch • South Africa
JAMES 1:27 (NIV)