poor children
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  • 22 750 children fed daily – the majority of whom receive a peanut butter sandwich and cup of milk, while 1 750 receive a hot meal served at their school
  • 13 centres provide support, education and skills training to unemployed and poverty stricken township women
  • 500 mothers attend our centres every week for training
  • 150 pre-school children attend our holistic Malnutrition Rehabilitation Centres
  • 1 127 orphaned and vulnerable children benefit from our Care for Children programme
  • 13 support groups run by our Love thy Neighbour Ubuntu programme provide care for those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS
  • 5 500 caring individuals and corporates provide financial support or gifts in kind to keep our programmes running.

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food Feeding Scheme
Children receive a peanut butter sandwich and cup of milk daily
child's swing Malnutrition Rehabilitation Centres
Day care centres for severely malnourished preschoolers
AIDS ribbon Love they Neighbour Ubuntu
Our programme to combat the devastating effects of HIV and AIDS
heart Care for the Children
Orphans and vulnerable children receive holistic care
sewing machine Micro Economic Empowerment
Income producing skills training in sewing, cooking and beadwork
carrot Community Food Gardens
Families learn to grow vegetables at our centres and at home
sunshine Health & Nutrition Education
Promoting healthy communities through awareness and education


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ACFS nursing sisters regularly visit primary schools to screen children for malnutrition– and other health problems which are referred to the relevant authorities. Ours is the only organisation performing this service.

School visits also provide an opportunity to talk to learners and teachers about nutrition, HIV/AIDS and immunization.

ACFS sisters visit the homes of children identified during the screening process in order to help the family holistically.

Mothers are issued with food coupons to collect daily rations for their children, as well as a monthly food parcel.

Grandmothers and child-headed households receive assistance to access social grants and pensions.

Mothers and grandmothers are advised to attend weekly group meetings at our centres to learn about nutrition, health, food gardening, etc.

In particular, they are encouraged to work their own vegetable bed at the centre, to supplement the family's diet with fresh cabbage, carrots, spinach and pumpkin.

Mothers also gain skills such as sewing, beading, cooking, etc with a view to becoming economically independent.

Children are regularly weighed and their upper arms measured and plotted on our 'Road to Health' chart. Families are encouraged to work towards independence and as soon as their circumstances improve, they are removed from the feeding scheme and others in need are added.

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