Charity profile

Background:

Vuyani is the only Child & Youth Care Center in the Beyers Naudè district of the Karoo – an enormous rural to semi-rural area around Graaff-Reinet where farming and tourism are the main industries.
Poverty, unemployment, and hopelessness lead to a high incidence of alcohol and drug abuse. Vulnerable, abused or severely neglected children are removed from their biological parents in terms of the Children’s Act and placed in Vuyani’s care for an intervention period. After this initial 3-month period they may be reunited to their parents, placed in foster care in the community or long-term alternative care at Vuyani or another more suitable CYCC.  We always attempt to keep the best interest of every child in mind.
Vuyani’s Vision:
Joy grows through care
Vuyani’s Mission:
Holistic Child Care Services in a homely atmosphere
Developmental, Therapeutic, Spiritual & Recreational Programs
Facilitate Successful Reunification with Biological Family
Facilitate Foster Care Placements
Our home: Vuyani Child and Youth Care Centre in Graaff-Reinet houses 30 – 36 children from babies, toddlers and girls and boys up to 18 years.