South Africa, Gauteng (Rosettenville)

On the 24th of July 2021 we visited St Mary’s Children’s Home in Rossetenville, Johannesburg.

St Mary’s Children’s Home has been operating since 1902. Their services include residential care to 54 children designated to them through the Children’s Court on account of the Child Care Act, for reasons which include abuse (mental, physical, emotional and sexual abuse) and / or neglect, being orphaned or some have been affected by HIV/ AIDS virus. They come to them from surrounding informal settlements and many can be seen as the poorest of the poor.

Because of Covid restrictions, only 18 Partners could visit St Mary’s children’s Home.