Welfare & Social Development

Community Outreach Centre, St Mary's

Donation - R 305 000

Community Outreach Centre, St Mary'sIqraa Trust approved funding totaling R305 000 to enable the Community Outreach Centre, St. Mary’s (COC) to fund the operations of two Drop-In Centres in Klaarwater and Marianhill

These Drop-In Centres are "Homes" in the community using a fully trained Home Based Carer as a surrogate mother to care for the orphaned and vulnerable children. Children from child headed households have been identified and enrolled in the Drop-In Centres.




The Drop-In Centres offer the following:

  • Children are offered an experience that is as similar as possible to a "normal" home.
  • The community is closely involved in the care of raising these children.
  • The children are not institutionalised and are therefore not robbed of a family experience and/or community belonging.

Community Outreach Centre, St Mary'sThe Community Outreach Centre also aims at improving the holistic health and quality of life of people through education. The Centre offers a number of projects that address some of the major problems that face people in local communities, namely: malnutrition, poverty and HIV/AIDS.  It believes that through the empowerment of local communities they will be enabled to face and address the challenges and problems of the HIV/AIDS pandemic by developing innovative and community –based approaches.

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