Children of the Dawn started its activities in Mathabatha in September 2002 and now sponsors 135 children there.

  • 135 children sponsored through Children of the Dawn Mathabatha
    • Aged from 7 to 22
    • 71 boys, 64 girls
    • 72 children orphaned, probably through AIDS, or living with an HIV-positive parent, 63 vulnerable children
    • 11 children moved to the Sunrise Children group
  • Schooling: from Grade 2 to Third Year of FET – School fees paid and school uniforms bought
  • 7 aftercare centres: Lekwareng centre, Ga-Makgoba centre, Mphaaneng centre, Ga-Mampa centre, Malomanye centre, Bodutlulo centre and Ramonwane centre which children attend at least every second day
  • 9 dedicated caregivers
  • Nutrition programme: food parcels, school lunch box programme, 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
  • Four-bed overnight shelter.