We love to share the feedback of the impact that StreetSmart funding is having on the lives of vulnerable children. Home from Home received funding from StreetSmart Cape Town towards a social worker salary, and here is one of their good news stories:
"A young boy in one of the Masiphumelele homes is currently 17 years old and in grade nine. He was removed from his biological parents in 2011 due to neglect and being unsupervised with nobody to feed him and his siblings. Sadly, his biological mother passed away from an illness and his biological father is currently serving time in prison. At the young age of nine years, this boy had faced many challenges in life and had a hard time growing up.
Since being in Home from Home’s care, he has made everyone proud with his remarkable development and determination to succeed in life. He has a passion for soccer and currently plays for a soccer club in his community. He works hard at school and is a well-mannered boy. He recently received a surprise gift (new soccer boots, shin guards, soccer ball and sports bag) from cricket player JP Duminy, who visited the home and was impressed by him. The expression and gratitude displayed by this young boy was truly an amazing moment. He is currently part of the Mamelani ProSEED Youth Development Programme, which will assist his thinking, development and resilience for his transition process when leaving the care of Home from Home.