Canossaville Children's Home
Some children are born into unfortunate circumstances and are at risk to get stuck in the vicious cycle of dysfunctional relations. These children face dysfunctional family relations that hamper their keeping up in school and endanger their chance to a happy and fulfilling life. Their situations seem hopeless. As result of the situation, children might develop negative habits, learning disorders or other problems with their psychological well-being.
Canossaville Children’s Home offers residential care to girls aged between 6 years to 12 years who come from these kind of challenging family situations that put them at risk. Our integrated Special Student Care offers before and after school care for primary school boys and girls, including those with hearing impairment and learning disabilities such as dyslexia, with priority for the most needy.
The children’s development is seen as a holistic task, not just focusing on good grades in school. It includes character development and the formation of the heart. Many talented and dedicated people care for the children and prepare them for the opportunities and challenges that life has to offer. Learning programmes are experiential. They give the children
opportunities to play and grow, as well as cultivate key qualities and values such as happiness, confidence, resilience and being other-centred that will enable them to contribute positively to society. This approach is essential so that the children get provided with the emotional and psychological support they need to heal and grow. Of course, the goal is to the eventual reintegration of residents with their families or foster families.
The Home is run with guidance from the Canossian Daughters of Charity and licensed by the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF). As children are a very vulnerable group, any involvement with the Home requires the adherence to government guidelines that are there to protect the children and support their care and growth.
In creative partnership, we collaborate with parents and caregivers to provide children with emotional and psychological support using promotional and preventive approaches.
IPC status since
Licenced by the Ministry of Social and Family Development