Back for another year

KCC welcomed parents and kids this week for another school year. As the centre held its official annual opening day new kids came to register and adults attended the parents' meeting at the premises.

From 18 January staff had been running a door to door campaign around places in Block NN, Block JJ, Block LL, and Block GG of Soshanguve and around Winterveld. They had approached children and families and had told them about KCC. So far, 170 kids have registered and attend programs at KCC. The small place is full of children and youth.

Many new kids are vulnerable as they come from youth headed families. Growing up without adults they are looking forward to find support at KCC. Another focus lies in improving liaison with parents. 55 parents attended the first parents' meeting. More parents are participating this year than last year. After the meeting kids and parents performed dances and drama. All in all, it was a very successful start in 2016.

Already, the Under 10 soccer team started practicing in January. For more impressions have a look at our gallery.

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Kgomotso Mphela is one of the 2021 winners of the Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans. She was honoured in the category "rural development projects" together with 9 other fellow South Africans. 

On Youth Day 2021 Kgomotso Children Centre opened a new branch in Winterveld. Almost 10 years after moving from the original place under a tree in Winterveld to establish the youth centre at Block NN in Soshanguve KCC is happy to be back in Winterveld, again.

After another closure due to the lockdown situation KCC has finally opened again in February. While some activities are still restricted due to level 3 lockdown everyone at KCC was eager to start again with their work. 

Looking back at 2020, a year that has been very difficult to all of us, we want to thank those who supported us throughtout the year. After we had started with the We Can't Eat Air Campaign in April more organisations and people approached KCC to offer their help.

On the third day of the "We Can't Eat Air - Campaign" the remaining families received their long-awaited food parcels. The first phase of the campaign has now come to an end. We thank everyone who helped to make it a great success.

The second day in a row KCC staff and supporters went out to reach more families in the community providing them with food parcels. Families were crying because they had not had food for days, only surviving with drinking water.

We take actions while government is still making plans. Due to lockdown Kgomotso Children Centre had to close its doors - but it didn’t close its eyes. We started the „We Can’t Eat Air - Campaign“ to hand out food parcels to 65 families of KCC kids who are in a desperate situation.

Due to the nation-wide lockdown KCC currently is closed. Few staff are staying at the centre for cases of emergency. It's expected we willl re-open when schools open again. Stay safe!

We are bringing cinema to the township! KCC is now doing a monthly movie day for the community. Kids, youth and adults - everyone is welcome. The next movie day will be 6 and 7 of March.

Shortly after KCC had opened its doors for another year the US ambassador came for a visit to get an impression of the work that is being done at the children's centre.