James House NGO, South Africa

James House organisation provides community-based child and youth care development programmes in Hout Bay, South Africa. The photos shown below are a small selection of a picture package taken for them in June 2011. The following video explains their services.

James House is an organization operating in Hout Bay, South Africa. Besides being a residential childcare facility, James House is also involved in family preservation and reunification, in wide-ranging community-based services for orphans and vulnerable children, and in youth development work.

James House offers a wide spectrum of support programmes. Under the Isibindi (Zulu word for courage) program, families are supported to adequately care for their children. Activities include voluntary HIV counseling and access to anti-retroviral treatment, helping families to access government grants, providing food parcels, ensuring that children attend school and offering life skills training. The Gogo Project supports grandmothers who care for orphans. Ten grannies meet twice a week and participate in life skills and arts and crafts programmes. The Safe Park provides a safe space where children can participate in developmental activities, receive life skills training and a meal, and simply play. Besides, James House also has a residential program for orphans.

There are also guitar classes, a marimba band, and a choir, the «Isibanye Youth Club» choir – great singers and performers, as the recording below demonstrates.

 

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