ts fill with pride when we see the children in the Othandweni Independent Living Skills programme taking their duties so seriously. These children come every day to work the veggie garden in Soweto to ensure they have fresh veggies to eat. Being in lockdown has changed their perspective, especially the older ones, who now understand the importance of self-sufficiency.
JCW Staff Member tests Positive for Covid-19
Jo'burg child welfare
Jo’burg Child Welfare has unfortunately seen the first member of our staff test positive for Covid. This has brought home the reality that we are all vulnerable and susceptible to the virus, regardless of who you are or what measures you’ve put in place to protect yourself.
The staff member worked at the Nthabiseng center in Baragwanath Hospital. All those who were in contact with her were immediately placed in quarantine or self-Isolation; and the centre was immediately closed and deep cleansed.
The staff member is doing well so far, and we hope and pray that she’ll make a full recovery.
Just to be clear, Nthabiseng is nowhere near the JCW centers. Our children were not exposed to this staff member. Preserving the health and safety of our JCW family is a top priority. We’ve implemented stringent Covid prevention strategies, such as taking temperatures, providing personal protective gear for staff and sanitation items for children.
This comes at great cost. We urgently need your support to deal with these unexpected expenses.
Please donate here to help JCW cope with this Corona Virus Pandemic. Thank you!