Good Morning Angels: Home of Hope: Bringing hope to girls without and choices to those with none
- Published: Wednesday, 08 August 2018 08:58
An estimated 10 000 children, as young as twelve, are currently working as prostitutes in Johannesburg - and the number is increasing.
Founded in 2000 by Khanyisile Motsa, and run under her diligent care ever, Home of Hope for Girls is an autonomous, self-started initiative to provide real care for exploited, trafficked and abused children in the city of Johannesburg. It is more than just a residential shelter; it is a loving home where dignity is restored, the past is healed and the girls are given the tools to take control of their futures. Home of Hope also reaches out to the community offering the most vulnerable members support, practical help and a lifeline. Over the past 18 years, Mam’Khanyi has saved 8 000 girls from a life of forced prostitution and drug peddling on the streets of Johannesburg. According to Mam’ Khanyi, most of these girls are orphans or “unwanted” children with no care, lured to the city by unscrupulous agents for pimps and drug-dealers. Currently, 40 girls are in Home of Hope Kensington’s care. The house was donated to Mam’ Khanyi by FNB, but paying the municipal bills and providing food, school transport and everything else a growing child needs, is a monthly battle paid by donors and the income they home raises by selling home baked goods and candles. A team of volunteers, individuals and companies have been the primary support for Mam’ Khanyi and Home of Hope.READ MORE