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Community Development

“Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work.” - Mother Teresa

Here at KWO, we consider ourselves blessed to be part of change in the community around us.  In particular, we have the privilege to be the only non-profit organisation providing services in our own and rural areas around us.

Lethabong is a relatively new rural community in Donkerhoek.  What this community lacks in infrastructure like water & electricity, they make up in heart and a desire to improve their circumstances.

We have also started women's empowerment groups as well as projects for the youth that focus on holistic development.  

An example of one of these projects is the Turbo Tigers Kickboxing Leadership Academy.  In partnership with Fighting Fit Gym, we provide 12 children with the opportunity to train and take part in a formal disciplined sport.  We also work in close partnership with the children's parents, teachers and community leaders to ensure they are equipped with life skills.  Our social auxiliary workers monitor their academic progress to ensure they are focused and motivated to achieve.  

If you would like more information on our community development projects or would like to become involved please contact us 

Social Work Services

Many families, especially those residing in rural areas, are facing numerous challenges that compromise their emotional, mental and physical wellbeing.  These families often face extreme poverty, lack of service delivery, lack of access to services, limited education and exposure to violent crime and substance abuse.

Our Social Workers are dedicated to assist the community to take care of themselves and their children.  The ultimate goal is to help these families to function independently.  We provide counseling, referrals, parental guidance and undertake awareness campaigns.  We are also involved in preventative services, foster care services and children's court proceedings.  

Our social auxiliary workers assist community member's with applications for IDs and grants at Home Affairs and SASSA.

Social workers provide essential services that are often not recognised by the public.  We salute the hard work they are doing everyday.

If you would like more information on our Social Work Services or would like to become involved please contact us 

 

About KWO

Kungwini Welfare Organisation started in 1983 when Paul Jungnickel Home was opened for adults with disabilities. Since then we have come a long way and now we offer medical care and residence to 140 disabled adults, education, care and residence to 20 children (between the ages of 14 - 18) with special needs.

We also offer social work services and projects to assist and uplift the whole community in our immediate area, including an Early Learning Centre that offers schooling for pre-school children of the community.

Address

Plot 214
Zwavelpoort
Lynnwood Rd X Graham Rd
Pretoria east
South Africa

Phone: +27 12 940 0221
Email: info@kwo.org.za

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Office Hours

08:00 0 16:00 Weekdays

GPS Coordinates

S25 48.588 E28 22.314

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