What we do


The “Give a child a home” program focuses on providing a community focused environment for each child where they learn to feel and understand what caring for each other is all about. The Senior
Child Care Worker ensures each house mother provides the best care and that each home spends
daily family time doing age appropriate activities. This includes developing a household routine
including family meal times, reading or story telling, outdoor time etc.


This program falls under our medical and health management department. Lily of the Valley has an onsite clinic, including a pharmacy, which is overseen by our Medical Coordinator and part time Doctor to assess each child’s needs and establish a care plan. The children often come to Lily in a very poor physical state. This is due to neglect, abuse or poverty in their family environment, leading to inadequate nutrition
or medical care , especially for those that are HIV positive or disabled.

give a child an education

Our educational support starts from our on site Early Childhood Development facility right
through to our iLaunch programme, which is aimed at helping young adults make career
choices and, preparing them for the life of work.
Apart from that we already provide homework/ study support individually and in small groups.
We are also constantly looking for opportunities to send our children to better quality schools.

Lily of the Valley is currently starting off with our new Early Childhood Development program
with the support and guidance of Education advisor Janet van Heerden. She will be training the
education staff in the program. Janet will also be helping us to register the ECD program with
the Department of Social Development, which may have their own benefits for Lily.

empower a life with resilience

Our Youth Development program focuses on helping our kids to develop a healthy lifestyle,
good social interaction, resilience, team work, and various other Life-skills. This is
coordinated through activities including arts and crafts, drama and dance, sports and various
other activities.
We aim to give as much individual support as needed for the young adults to grow on their
way to their adult independent life outside of Lily. Some of our services are career testing, job
shadowing and work experience. Practical training like “taking public transport” and
budgeting are also part of our program. Moreover, we help the young people to settle into
their new lives outside helping them practically and empowering to find their own ways. .