Because of the uniquely well-developed level of experience in rehabilitation and tackling child trafficking and abuse, Home of Hope for Girls is acknowledged as a resource for others. Advisory panels, training courses and forums for improving society frequently request their input.
Founder Khanyisile Motsa, “Mam Khanyi”, list of awards is long, it includes:
- Nedbank Hero of the Month in November 2009 for Community Building,
- Winner of the 2010 Feather Award in the Women’s National Community Builder and Humanitarian category,
- 2010 Shoprite/Checkers Woman of the Year and;
- Youth Movers and the Rotary Clubs of Rosebank and Randburg award for Community Building.
Most recently, at the 2018 centenary celebration of Nelson Mandela’s life, the Nelson Mandela Foundation awarded Mam Khanyi as one of South Africa’s ‘Unsung Heroes’. On the award Nelson Mandela’s words are inscribed: “Do not look the other way; do not hesitate. Recognise that the world is hungry for action, not words. Act with courage and vision.”