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South Africa
Sinakekele Children

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  • Verulam, South Africa
English, Afrikaans, Zulu
Organization Description
Sinakekele Children is primarily a transition home for abandoned and orphaned babies. We provide a safe and loving environment for the babies and toddlers whilst they await adoption, placement with a foster family or reunification with their biological families. We have up to 6 babies or toddlers at any time, and have dedicated round the clock staff to help us meet each and every babies specific needs.

We also aim to help our surrounding community wherever possible. Watch the video below to see all that we do!

Our Vision
To see every abandoned baby united into a loving family.

Our Mission:
Sinakekele Children is committed to:
Following the example of Our Lord Jesus Christ in affirming the sanctity and dignity of children.
Providing a safe and loving environment for orphaned and abandoned babies.
Upholding and promoting children’s rights.
Bringing hope to orphaned and abandoned babies who are innocent victims of the AIDS pandemic.
Ensuring the spiritual, psychological, physical and moral well being of the babies.
Sinakekele Children will provide care for abandoned babies affected by/infected with HIV/AIDS, in the following manner:
Short term respite care e.g. should a mother suddenly be hospitalised as a result of AIDS, or other illness.
Interim care for abandoned babies, while “forever families” are found.
Permanent care for babies who have not found “forever families” by the age of 3.
Support groups for adoptive families in the community.

Our Objectives:
(a) The organisation’s main objectives are to:
Provide a safe and loving home for abandoned and orphaned babies.
Participate in and contribute to the education, nurturing and raising of abandoned and orphaned babies into valuable, confident, and productive members of society.
Meet the needs of these babies: Spiritual, psychological, educational and moral.
Pro-actively find “forever” families for our babies.
(b) The organisation’s secondary objectives are to:
Provide interim care to babies awaiting permanent placement.
Provide support to foster/adoptive parents in the community.
Encourage and provide an opportunity for the community to participate in the nurturing of our babies.

International Volunteers

Young adults who feel led to serve are encouraged to contact us.

Our babies truly do benefit from the care and love that they receive from the volunteers who come with a passion and a heart to love.

Our volunteers leave with a sense of fulfillment, having been blessed themselves in the process of blessing others.
Childcare / Children
Skills Needed
Child Carers, Handy Man Skills, Educators, Sports facilitators
Accommodation Provided - Minimum Stay: 3 months
Average Cost per Week ($USD)
$50 per week
Estimate only - contact this Organization for actual costs to Volunteer
  • 3 Meals per Day
  • Homestay
  • Local Transport
  • Airport Pickup and Drop Off

Costs do not include Flights, Visas, Vaccinations, Insurance, Spending Money, Pre-Departure-Orientation, 2-Meals-per-Day, 1-Meal-per-Day, Volunteer-Hostel, Internet
Ruth Grobler
Sinakekele Children Average Ratings
I first volunteered at Sinakekele in 2007 for 10 months. I took care of 4 toddlers as the organization was in the process of a new premises. It was a great experience for me as I was young in the transition period of not knowing what to do in the future and helped me grow as an individual. Although I was not there to see the organization actually move into their new premises I was able to see it when I returned in 2013. Over the period of 2013- 2015 I would come and go to Sinakekele and able to help out where I could. It is a lovely farm in a beautiful area with the Indian Ocean off in the distance. If you love the quiet away from the city, but also want to do something to make a difference in the world then I highly recommend volunteering at Sinakekele. You will definitely leave a...
I first got to know Sinakekele Children in 2004, when I was a volunteer there for a few months. At that time, I was taking care of 3-4 babies and toddlers with other volunteers. Although the work was intense (usually 12 hour shifts), I really enjoyed working for Sinakekele Children. We all became very close, and I ended up going back on a regular basis to Sinakekele Children, as soon as I could take a few months off from my studies. The other volunteers did the same. Today I am still in contact with Sinakekele Children and have also become one of the directors on the board of the organisation. I support when I can with fundraising and other activities. I would definitely recommend Sinakekele Children as a place to volunteer. You will not only be able to contribute to a great cause (...
If I could give more than 5... I spent nearly one year in south Africa, in the children home called Sinakekele children. The place is not far away from durban, in verulam. I found the nursery by Internet. With Ruth Grobler we wrotte each other for few weeks before our coming. I left with Noé, an other french guy. This experience totally changed my vision or love and life. I fell in love with the place, with the hope that this place and people closed To the nursery gave. I discovered who I was, how I was able To love also. These children and there laugh, look, smile and love changed me. I learnt with them and with all the parents, with Ruth, Denise, Mickey, Kirsten, Lauren, Angela To give the best because giving let me receive so much. Three years later, my bedroom, my Phone or...