What? Recent statistics reveal that in South Africa alone there are over 5 million orphaned children. It is against this backdrop that Lungisisa Indlela Village (LIV) launched an initiative in 2010 to help deal with the crisis of orphan and vulnerable children in our nation. LIV is partnering with Government, Business and the Church to provide urgently needed holistic residential care, on a large scale, for the thousands of vulnerable and parentless children, with the core vision to Rescue a child, Restore a life, Raise a leader and Release a star.
How? LIV exists to raise the next generation of leaders in our nation. The project places vulnerable, parentless children into a family environment where they receive unconditional love, spiritual discipleship, care and nurturing and where all their physical needs are met. Children are tomorrow’s future, so the manner in which they are raised will influence who they become. HIV/AIDS and poverty have resulted in many children being abandoned and orphaned. If these children are equipped with essential moral values and life skills, they truly can live lives that will influence and inspire others. The Village grows and new children join daily. The 96 environmentally friendly homes are complete with 32 house mothers and a team of relief mothers already in residence. Over 150 children now call LIV their new home.
Outcomes? The project’s school has 22 classrooms, as well as a library, computer room, art room, woodwork room and music centre. The LIV Children’s choir is gaining stardom and being invited to perform at key cultural events across the region. LIV’s Early Childhood Development Centre is fully operational. Their nurses, psychologists, counsellors and social workers are facilitating their vision of holistic healing for their children in the LIV Health Care Centre. The LIV project has vegetable gardens which are flourishing as they work towards being self-sustainable. LIV Business Pty (Ltd) has been established to address the ongoing sustainability of LIV Villages, and provide skills training and employment, including future vocational training, for the immediate and surrounding communities.
Contact Lungisani Indlela
Postal Address: 126 Cardham Drive, Phoenix, Durban 4068
Tel: +27 31 505 8811