Khaya Centre

Johannesburg, South Africa

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About Khaya Centre

About

The word 'KHAYA' literally means 'home' and for hundreds of people living in the township of Lehae the Khaya Centre is a place they call home.

It is their lifeline - the place they find support, care, education, food, training, love, community and so much more.

Educating The Community

The Khaya Centre aims to develop and equip the community of Lehae to better the lives of individuals dealing with issues resulting from HIV/AIDS.

They run a feeding program through which 1000 people are fed each day, a free pre-school for children who otherwise wouldn't get the chance of education, counseling services, an after schools program, medical services, victim support and many more life changing projects.

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.

Focus on Helping Others

The main objectives are:

  • 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)

Khaya Centre History

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.

Purchasing a print from WorldPix enables WorldPix to provide financial support to Khaya Centre, helping these children receive an education and prepare them for adulthood with a future.

For a one of kind experience, Khaya Centre also offers volunteer opportunities to work onsite with the organization and the children.