|About||Abraham Kriel Bambanani is a non-profit organisation whose passion is to ensure the optimal development of traumatised children in need of care.|
|Mission||From a Christian frame of reference, to care for, develop, empower and reintegrate traumatised children in need of care (as defined by the Children's Act) and where needed, their families through appropriate care models and therapeutic programs, to enable them to function independently and to contribute to society.|
AKC provides the following services:
Traumatised, abandoned, orphaned and neglected children are placed in our care through the Children's Court into any of the following residential care facilities:
Langlaagte Campus (10 houses):
- ages range from 7-18 yrs
- about 100 children with severe trauma/trauma combined with mental handicaps
- the houseparent system is used, whilst childcare workers on 24-hour duty are employed at the houses
Maria Kloppers campus (3 houses + baby unit):
- ages range from newborn - 18 yrs
- about 50 children and babies (10 children per house & 20 babies)
- offer children in our care the best opportunities for development and involvement in normal community life. There are seven (7) houses in total; Fontainebleau, Risidale, Linden, Kempton Park (2), Benoni and Mayfair.
Home-Based Care programmes:
- in Soweto and Westbury
- about 350 HIV/AIDS infected or affected children receive food, donations, social services, life skills, emotional support and spiritual guidance daily.
- social workers assist them with ID applications, accessing ARV drugs, grant applications and any form of counseling. "Mama's" and childcare workers from the neighbourhood keep a watchful eye on the children in our programme.
- in Zola and Emdeni (Soweto).
- about 200 children receive two meals daily at central facilities.
- social workers, remedial teachers and counselors are also stationed at the facilities to assist the children with homework, extra muriel activities, life skills, social services and therapy.
Johanna Malan Early Childhood Development Centre (JM ECDC):
- 75 children aged 6 and younger
- quality formal pre-school education
- develop the children physically, mentally, emotionally and socially
- financial assistance given to poorly resourced families
- 40 children
- located on the Langlaagte campus
- provides appropriate l
|Founded||4 September 1902|
|Products||Our income generation project is a student accommodation facility, which caters for female university students. Most of our residents are from the University of Johannesburg.|