Projects in Southern Africa

South Africa

Irene Homes, situated between Johannesburg and Pretoria, provides life-long residential care for those disabled by learning difficulties. Full time staff are caring for almost 90 women residents in eight family houses. In addition, 40 Day Care Centre workers assist in the workshops, which are also open to non-residents.

The craft work undertaken is sold as part of Irene Homes’ fundraising efforts and those responsible for the craft items receive a small wage, which helps to give self-affirmation. The Day Centre workers give support by providing courses, creative activities and outings, thus enabling the residents to lead as full a life as possible.

Important links are maintained with the work of Irene Homes by South African Associates and Oblates of CSMV.

Irene Homes

Irene Homes

Irene Homes

Irene Homes

Irene Homes

Irene Homes

Irene Homes

Irene Homes

Irene Homes

Botswana

A range of individual and small group needs are aided by the Wantage Overseas Fund which continues to give regular assistance to pastoral and educational ministry.  In particular, a pre-school for orphaned and vulnerable three to six year olds at Gabane is being supported and encouraged to expand by Wantage Overseas grants.

For an update on the news from our contact in Botswana, please click here.

 

Community Home Based Day Care Centre, Gabane

Holy Cross Hospice, Gaborone

St Peter's Day Care Centre, Gabane

St Peter's Day Care Centre, Gabane

St Peter's Day Care Centre, Gabane

Read more about Irene Homes and the work we support in Botswana in the 2021/22 Annual News.

The network of CSMV Associates and Oblates, represented in different ways in each country, helps to maintain essential support for Wantage Overseas projects and, wherever possible, visits are undertaken by CSMV Sisters.