Welcome to Malvern Children’s Home
Our Home was established in 1963.
To give hope to children in need,
inspired by the Hope Himself,
our Lord Jesus Christ.
We have 123 children in our care:
51 boys and 72 girls.
Aged 3 to 18 years.
Of all races.
WHY CHILDREN ARE ADMITTED TO THE CHILDREN’S HOME
The Children’s Home cares for children who have nobody to take care of them sufficiently due to poverty, unemployment, substance abuse, and domestic violence.
Family breakdown is common. Child neglect and child abuse are still rife in the community. There has been an increase in the number of orphans as a result of the HIV Aids pandemic.
Children are admitted who have been exposed to severe neglect and abuse.
We have children in our home who are mentally challenged and need special care.
WHEN A CHILD IS ADMITTED
Children come to the Children’s Home looking frightened and bewildered.
When a Childcare Worker greets the child with a smile and a hug it is a very touching moment. The reaction of the child is usually a faint smile and some of the tension is released.
This child is then taken to the cottage and immediately there is a feeling of homeliness and belonging brought about through having your own bed and the availability of food.
The friendly environment of the Children’s Home and all the friends have a positive effect on the child. The child receives clothes and a new school uniform of which they are very proud of.
It is when they play on the playground and run around that you get a feeling that this child has arrived and will be better of.
WHEN A CHILD IS NOT READY TO LEAVE
Then there is Siemens Caring Hands House.
This a house for young adults that have left the Children’s Home but have nowhere else to go.
The aim is preparation for the adult world. Opportunities are provided to study further. Advice and support is given.
Children need our love and support!