Charity profile

Heart to Heart Care Centre aims to bring Life, Hope and Opportunity to children orphaned or left vulnerable in Mossel Bay, South Africa, due to HIV/AIDS and poverty. Heart to Heart believes that Together WE CAN Change The Destiny Of Children One Child At A Time.

Since 1998, Heart to Heart combines dynamic health and education initiatives in an integrated fight against poverty and HIV/AIDS encouraging behavioral changes that results in Restoring Hope and advocating an improved quality of life to our children and their families.

Heart-to-Heart is a dynamic Community Based, Non-Profit, Public Benefit Organization providing a service of excellence. As a non-profit organization we manage Heart to Heart in a way that we can gain the greatest possible value from every Rand spent, while having the greatest possible impact on society.

2.8 million children orphaned in South Africa; 150,000 children live in child-headed homes.

 “We are very happy to see how Heart-to-Heart Care Centre thrives in OVC community systems strengthening. NACOSA is very proud to have partnered with such a great champion.” ~ Mokgadi Malahlela, NACOSA Provincial Manager: Western Cape.

What we do:

NUTRITION: 6 million Children are starving in South Africa. The COVID Pandemic is having a devastating effect all over the world. Rural communities like ours are especially hit hard, as we already have many previously disadvantaged people living in informal areas, affected by HIV/AIDS, TB, Unemployment, Poverty, Substance Abuse and Crime. Together WE CAN Save lives!
CHANGE WON based at Hillcrest High School: The Change Won Project aims to holistically equip and uplift every student with the knowledge, skills and support in their personal and school life to become the best version of themselves possible. This is a multifaceted programme with four dimensions, namely: One-on-one Counselling; Support Groups, Community Dialogues and Life Skills. Through this program we have the chance to provide early intervention for the children who need us most, by having counsellors placed in their School.
§ PREGNANCY CARE: We believe in being there for women and girls who find themselves facing an unplanned pregnancy.  This can be a very scary time that most women have to face alone and don’t know where to turn to. We support new moms with what they need to start the journey of motherhood, whether planned or unplanned.

LITERACY CENTRE at Imekhaya Primary School, Kwanonqaba: In South Africa, 70% of children between ages 8-10 will not be able to speak, write or read English by the time they are 13years old. 78% of Grade 6 learners are illiterate. Only 50% of them will go on to write final exams in high School. The Shine Literacy Hour is a carefully structured session divided into four parts – paired reading, shared reading, have-a-go writing and word play (games). The programme uses a wide range of resources such as age-appropriate storybooks and 36 educational games developed especially for Shine and cover all the theoretical skills that children need to learn to read and write successfully. Literacy Chapters provide an intervention that is deep and sustained, which supports the CAPS curriculum. The Heart to Heart Literacy Hour Programme is a social franchise model, which is run and funded independently from the Shine Trust.

We believe in a comprehensive holistic approach and therefore Health, Education, Child Protection, Food Security, Skills Development, Support Groups and Community Dialogues all play a part in empowering our communities to take responsibility and make good choices that will have a positive impact in their lives and their communities.

“When I grow up I would love to be a person like you and help people.” ~ Asenathi, 13 year old girl.

Contact us:

Facebook: Heart-to-Heart Care Centre South Africa
Telephone: +27-44-693-0828

We look forward to hearing from you!

Together WE CAN change the destiny of children one child at a time!