Children of the Dawn started its activities in Mangweni in June 2006 and now sponsors 93 children there.

  • 93 children sponsored through Children of the Dawn Mangweni
    • Aged from 6 to 20
    • 48 boys, 45 girls
    • 90 children orphaned, probably through AIDS, or living with an HIV-positive parent, 3 vulnerable children
    • 5 children moved to the Sunrise Children group
  • Schooling: from Grade R to Grade 12
  • 1 aftercare centre: Thembelihle Centre and 1 drop-in centre: Salvation Army, which children attend every day
  • 6 dedicated caregivers
  • Nutrition programme: food parcels, feeding scheme at aftercare centres, fortified mealie meal taken at the aftercare centres for health boosting through vitamins and nutrients
  • Life skills education, homework support and extra-mural activities
  • Health, psychological, and emotional support activities
  • Background work to obtain social grants.