Teenage Girls' Shelter
Usindiso's teenage girls' shelter on the 4th
floor of the facility at 80
Albert Street opened in September 2007. There is such a need out there,
especially in Hillbrow and the Inner City of Joburg, where there are many
children and teens out on the streets.
At present there are 15 girls in the shelter, which has a capacity for 30
girls. All of the girls attend school, which is essential for any girl staying
at the shelter. The housemother, Lily Rose, is a qualified school teacher who
makes sure that the girls do their homework and study for their tests and exams.
We hope to have a good pass rate of our girls this year.
The girls attend youth at the Central Community Fellowship in Hillbrow on
Friday evenings, where they learn to interact with other youth and good basic
morals and standards are instilled, according to our Christian principles.
Our girls are involved in the President's Award which gives them the
opportunity to meet and mix with youth from other areas and also teaches them
life skills and values for them to use both now and in their future lives. They
need to get involved and work to assist those in need in the community. One of
these projects is a Baby Project, where they spent the day taking care of the
Trainer Michelle Moll from the SPCA taught the girls about respect, both for
themselves and for life. It was an eye-opener for the girls to learn that people
who abuse animals will also abuse people.