Khaya Centre: a Project of Mount Olive Outreach

BRIEF HISTORY

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Khaya Centre: a Project of Mount Olive Outreach

Mount Olive Outreach has been registered with the Department of Social Development as a Drop In Centre. The Centre is called KHAYA CENTRE which means  “Home”, and the centre supports over 700 Orphaned and Vulnerable Children (OVC) with daily cooked meals and 158 adults with monthly food parcels.  The centre acts as a day care centre which provides children with basic needs and psycho-social support.  Children are receiving services to meet their physical, emotional and spiritual needs.

Each Caregiver assumes the responsibility of a parent to a few children. These children are being monitored and encouraged by the caregiver and home visits are done to assess the home situation.

Data as of December 2014

Feeding facilities children  740 ( 430 Females and 310 Males )
Elderly: 162 (117 Females and 45 Males)
Early Childhood: 102 children from 3-6 years of age (Children don’t pay for this service)
Youth Program: 60 (ages 13-18 years)

The bakery provides a 100 loaves per day, most of this funnels back into the Centre for breakfast. Approximately 2o loaves a day are sold for R5.50 per loaf.

WorldPix founders, Paul Lynch and Ryan Plakonouris visit Khaya Center.

WorldPix founders, Paul Lynch and Ryan Plakonouris, visit Khaya Center.

Vision

Minister to the human needs of people infected and affected with HIV/AIDS and other terminal illness while being the best provider in regards to community excellence and also provide spiritual support where needed.

Mission

The Khaya Centre mission is to be a cornerstone pathway for community development, empowerment and growth while eradicating poverty, illiteracy, as well as ensuring that psychosocial injustices are kept to a minimum if not totally eliminated.

Objectives

  • Promote Education and Awareness Training
  • Provide services such as Home Based Care and Palliative care
  • Promote HIV/AIDS Counseling and Testing
  • Conduct Spiritual Programs
  • Facilitate Orphan and Vulnerable Children programs with outcome based activities

Focus

  • Palliative Care
  • Early Childhood Development (ECD)
  • Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC)
  • Senior Citizen Support Group
  • Skills development and Youth Empowerment
  • Poverty Alleviation Sewing Project and Bakery
  • Victim Empowerment Programme (VEP)

For an Inside Look

Published on Feb 27, 2015

Valencia Kock, Manager of the Khaya Centre in Lehae, South Johannesburg talks about the centre and the work they do in the community.

CONTACT

For additional information, please contact:

Valencia Kock
0731166747
https://www.facebook.com/KhayaCentre/