Frances and Ali’s time at Fikelela Children Centre

“We have just returned from our trip to South Africa where we volunteered at Fikelela Children Centre in Khayelitsha. Our time a Fikelela has given us greater insight into the problems faced by many families that are unable to look after their children. What struck us most at the home was the unconditional love and care that the carers gave to the children providing them with structure, routine and a stable environment. All this is happening in the background whilst the team look for a more permanent arrangement for the children.

The team work and dedicated cooperation shown by all members of the Fikelela team was something to be admired. The team worked together to put the child first at all times and to make sure they will always be loved no matter where they go.

The administration and organization of the medication required by the children was another facet of everyday life at Fikelela. We learnt allot from the professionalism showed by the carers in this aspect. It has been a privilege to be given the opportunity to volunteer at Fikelela. We would like to thank Beverley and her team for giving us this chance to be part of the Fikelela family. We had great fun playing with and getting to know all the children and the staff”