WHAT is Lukhanyiso about – The Vision
IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO RAISE A CHILD!
Lukhanyiso Village is about change on a large scale.
Lukhanyiso Village will provide holistic residential care for 500 vulnerable and orphan children with the core vision to RESCUE a child, RESTORE a life, RAISE a leader and RELEASE a star. The children will be placed into a family environment, with a trained foster mother, where they receive unconditional love, spiritual discipleship, care and nurturing and where all their physical needs are met.
If these children are equipped with essential moral values and life
skills, they will grow up to be a generation that will influence positive
change in South Africa, Africa and the world.
Lukhanyiso Village offers a solution to the growing number of orphans and vulnerable children in Eastern Cape, South Africa.
The Lukhanyiso Village model is long term cluster foster care, where
children have a sense of belonging in a supportive community, modelling an African village lifestyle. The houses will be built in clusters, each with 8 eco-friendly, solar powered homes,
surrounded by a communal play area. Each home will have a fully trained House Mother, who may bring two biological
children with her, and will be given up to six children through the Department of Social Welfare.
A key to the success of the village is Lukhanyiso Business, which is vital for the sustainability of the village, as well as to provide skills development and job opportunities for rural communities surrounding
the village. Current businesses forming part of Lukhanyiso business are: Lukhanyiso Landscaping and Lukhaniso Arts
& Crafts. The profits of Lukhanyiso Business are directed into Lukhanyiso Village.
In the words of Dr. Zweli Mkhize, during his tenure
as Premier of KwaZulu Natal: “We see
LIV Village as a partnership with Government, business and the church that is aimed as offering a solution to the major problem that we all face in South Africa today, the growing number of orphan and vulnerable children.”
“The future plan is to see many villages across South Africa raising future leaders, and turning scars into stars by providing a fresh start in a supporting community.” Tich Smith, Founder of LIV Village
Lukhanyiso Village will be one of the many villages across South Africa. We will build our village in association with LIV Village. Tich and Joan Smith, LIV Founders, will lead and guide us on this journey.
The plan for Lukhanyiso Village is to have the following on the land:
1. 64 Homes – 8 clusters of 8 eco-friendly
homes – each home will have 3 bedrooms; 1 bathroom and an open living area
2. Staff Accommodation
3. Early Childhood Development centre
4. School - There will be classrooms; school hall; library; computer room; ablutions; admin office
5. Sports field
6. Arts and Culture Centre
8. Multipurpose Hall
9. Admin Block
10. Health Care Centre - including medical and dental
care, psychology, speech and occupational therapy and counselling
11. Trade School – a skills development centre
12. Volunteer Accommodation
13. Agriculture (Aquaponics/Nursery) - to create jobs, produce fresh
produce for the village, pack and distribute produce for sale to contribute to the sustainability of the village.
14. Factory, which designs and manufactures
LIV branded and other textile products to generate funds for the sustainability of the village, whilst initiating training and job opportunities for the community.
WHAT is Lukhanyiso about – Current
In the interim while the planning and building of the village takes place, Lukhanyiso are taking over Eluxolweni Children’s Home in Grahamstown, where there are 18 orphan and vulnerable boys aged between 10 to 20 years old. The boys will remain at this home until the
village is built, but e will start to put in place the village principles of
holistic residential care.
Lukhanyiso has 80 acres of land and is in the process of having the land rezoned; subdivided and relevant environment impact assessments conducted.
Please do not hesitate to contact me on Larasheart77@gmail.com or 082 829 5853 should you
require further details.
Lukhanyiso Founder and Managing Director