How Alice found Thato…

Alice* found Thato* on a rubbish heap in Tembisa. A newborn baby, he was rescued and quickly taken to hospital. When the social worker brought him to us, she also brought along a little pack of clothes, nappies, blankets, and baby goodies that Alice had brought to the hospital. This is a beautiful and rare story of the community in South Africa working together! We are honoured to be a part of it in our small way and excited for his future. 

It’s estimated that over 11,000 babies each year are abandoned across South Africa. About 1 in 3 of these children survive to make it into hospital and then into institutional homes. We are a Babies Home dedicated to giving babies like Thato excellent care. We work hard to make a beautiful, caring, safe home where he is loved and nurtured. With the support of many community partners, we are rebuilding his foundation. He is growing strong, already a chubby and happy little boy.

Many hands contribute, and the result is strong toddlers who are meeting their milestones on time, are happy, healthy, and ready to connect into Forever Families. Alice started the journey for Thato, passing him on to the next hands. We pick up that mantle for Thato and the other 30 babies we impact in a year.

Together, we can transform their rocky, vulnerable start to life into a foundation for a bright future.

Join Us—become an ‘Adopt-A-Cot’ sponsor. Your monthly giving contributes to the monthly cost of care for one child in our home.

*Names have been changed for protection of privacy.

About Us

Botshabelo was born, in 2000, out of a burning passion for the community and its desperate need for a place of safety, support and resources. The Babies Home, Urban Kids Educentre and offices are located on the 20 acre property of 64 on Main, Midrand. From this base we serve the community of Olievenhoutbosch and surrounds through our Early Childhood Development programme (UpliftED Training Programme). Botshabelo is passionate about transforming children’s lives through excellent education and residential care.

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Contact Us

+27 67 013 6679
+27 86 245 7240

Physical Address
64 Main Road (R55),
Crowthorne, Kyalami,
Midrand, South Africa.

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Standard Bank Centurion
Branch code: 012645
Acc. No. 20 245 2832
Swift Code: SBZAZAJJ


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