Place of Mercy and Hope opens Baby and Toddler Care Centre
The Place of Mercy and Hope, known for its mission for helping the poor in the Sunday’s River Valley, Eastern Cape, South Africa for the past 13 years, opened its newest project, a Baby and Toddler Care centre. The Place of Mercy and Hope Baby and Toddler Care centre has capacity for caring for over twenty children (ages 0-3years) allowing parents to continue their daily work on orange farms knowing their children are in a safe and caring environment.
The Addo area, famous for the Addo Elephant Park, has Formal and informal settlements with many disadvantaged communities. For the past 13 years, the Place of Mercy and Hope has been helping these communities by providing a creche, pre-school, soup kitchen, adult education courses, a clinic and assisting families obtain birth certificates, identity documents and social grants. Hundreds of children and adults are educated and helped annually.
The Place of Mercy and Hope not only helps communities but employs locals from the Addo area and provides educational development when funding is available. Currently, this Non-Profit Organisation has a staff of thirteen dedicated people that helps it achieve its mission. The Place of Mercy and Hope follows the ethos of the Marist Brothers and Sisters of Mercy, religious organizations who were responsible for founding the Place of Mercy and Hope.
Sr Martha, one of the Directors of the Place of Mercy and Hope, was thrilled to see a new division of the Place of Mercy and Hope become a reality and expressed his gratitude to a significant funder, Cape Span for making a dream possible.
To find out more about the Place of Mercy and Hope, you can visit their website.
Submitted by: MyPR