Restoration of Hope Ministries is a Christian non profit organisation established in response to the growing HIV/AIDS crises in South Africa to meet the physical, emotional, spiritual and educational needs of orphaned and abandoned children. It was birthed out of the heart of Kloof Harvest Church - a local church passionate about facilitating transformation in our community. The organisation is currently in the process of building a Children’s Village in Shongweni, KwaZulu Natal which will be called “Ingane Yami” – meaning “My child” in the local dialect, Zulu.
The village will be a place where children who have been abandoned; with little hope of survival will receive long term, holistic care and find a place to belong and thrive in a secure loving family environment. It is not an orphanage or institute but rather a vibrant community, which will consist of 25 individual homes where every child will be placed in a new family with a foster mother and siblings. Each family unit will consist of no more than 6 children of varying ages to emulate a natural family situation, allowing the children to grow up knowing the value of a healthy functional family.
We believe that every child no matter what the circumstances of their lives can be restored to fullness, set free
from the bondages of their past and transformed with a new identity
rooted in Christian values and secure in the knowledge that they can live a life of meaning and purpose.
Ultimately our goal is to release
these children into their full potential to become a future generation of young leaders.
The village is currently being built on 30 acres of undeveloped land situated in the Shongweni area (approximately 45km from Durban) and will provide the ideal space for children of all ages to grow and develop in a naturally beautiful environment. The completed village will include a Church (community hall), clinic, preschool and sports field in order to contribute to the long term growth and health of the family units and provide an adequate support system.
For more information or to monitor our building progress visit www.inganeyami.com