Child Care South Africa [previously known as Inkanyezi Child & Family Welfare Society], is a registered non-profit organisation that provides comprehensive, quality services to children living in poverty. It was established in 1995 as a network of crèches, and in 2002 changed focus from being a networking organisation to becoming a service provider to children in distress. As a child welfare society the organisation was mostly involved in statutory work, and realised that clients could not afford to come to our offices for assistance.
As a result children were not receiving appropriate services. In 2004 we started community outreach work, where we visited schools to raise awareness and later started working with families in rural areas. Over the past 5 years we have gained experience in working with Traditional Structures in rural areas of KwaZulu Natal.
In 2008, we made the decision to become independent from the Child Welfare family. As part of the exit strategy of one of our donors, the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, we were awarded a grant for employing an Organisational Development consultant to assist us with this important new phase which would involve developing a new vision and a 5 year strategic plan, a new governance and organisational structure, and new policies and procedures to guide its operations. The new vision was formulated in December 2008 along with expected outcomes for the next five years hence the Board and staff feel it is appropriate to officially launch the new name and look for the organisation, while also celebrating achievements that have been made by the organisation over the past 14 years.
Our New Vision
We strive to create a society where children have the opportunities and encouragement to develop into responsible, self-sufficient adults who are able to contribute positively to society and break the cycle of poverty.
Date: 14 April 2009
Venue: Eshowe College Hall