Home from Home PLETT Projects in collaboration with Bitou Family Care received funding from StreetSmart Plettenberg Bay, towards social worker supervision.
In one of the Bitou Family Care cluster foster care homes in PLETT, lived a boy, who through hard work and determination did his Matric last year. He has had his share of problems in his short life and got involved with the wrong friends. However, through his faith, a very powerful understanding of what‘s right and wrong, and his strong sense of justice, he pulled through this difficult time in his life.
He has a very supportive house mother and she assisted and motivated him wherever she can. After finishing his final exams in November, he moved to Cape Town to start his internship at a big church, as his wish is to become a pastor.
This boy is a very good example that even if life does not shower you with roses, you still have the chance and the opportunity to do something with it. To be thankful for what you have and do the best with it.
He told his social worker: “You know, I like to spend time with people who are having problems because through speaking to them and learning from them, I will be able to understand better and will one day be able to help others, because we are all just human and we should be good to one another.”
He is a very good example of the positive impact a stable home and a loving family can have in cluster foster care.