Zehandi Missions South Africa started a baby house that provides temporary residence and place of safety to seven or eight babies/children from birth until about of 10yrs of age, who have been given up for adoption, abandoned or neglected. The house, House Madalitso, is a place where babies/children can be cared for while they await the next stage of their life.
These kids arrive in horrible conditions, with an orphan spirit, neglected, hungry and dirty, and somehow, they have lost their ability to play. We are first-hand witnesses of the dramatic change that these kids go through after spending one or two weeks in our care. They begin to relax, to trust, to eat and to play. They start to mingle with our own 3 children and slowly become part of a family system. To establish routine and exposure to all cultures, we enrol them at a local pre-school. There they also experience stability and mingle with other kids in the community and therefor do not get branded as “the throw-away kids”