Life from a different perspective, especially during the lockdown. Some of you might be feeling the pressure of keeping your kids stimulated during this time at home with you, but we thought we hear from a foster mom what it’s like taking care of 6 kids who range between the age of 6 and 15.

Foster mom, Gail, joins us on the line…

  • Fostering 6 children, where did it begin for you and your husband Ernst?
  • What is lockdown like in a foster home of 6?
  • Home schooling during this time, how’s that working out?
  • Mobile phones play a big role in the kids accessing information for learning, I believe it the same story in all the home to home foster homes?
  • New routine during lockdown?

ABOUT: Home from Home provides supported and supervised community-based foster care for orphaned, abused, neglected and vulnerable children in South Africa. These children are placed in community based foster homes –‘a normal house, in a normal street’ – where they receive the care and support they need. Home from Home cares for nearly 200 children across the Western Cape. By remaining in community-based homes, the children are able to retain a sense of personal and cultural identity, as well as be raised in their home language.

Creating a loving family home is the foundation of all of our work with children at HfH. This is where HfH creates a second chance for our children to experience family-style life. We do this by providing a comfortable and safe home in the community from which the children originate and employ staff that speak the childrens’ language and understand their culture.

Because of Covid-19 and these economic times, each foster home needs support on many levels: data and airtime to stay in touch with the outside world, hygiene products and medical supplies, additional groceries and activities during lockdown, but also overall support to keep this important work going.

Please donate to this worthy cause. It is a great and simple way to make a difference in these difficult times. Any amount would be so appreciated.

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