MYC continues to provide holistic care to marginalized youth at risk through the provision of education, food, shelter, clothing and medical services. We kick-start the year by looking at the profile of Zakhele residential care home. This is one of the six homes being operated by MYC. The six residential care homes are arranged according to their age and academic levels. For instance the Enjabulweni residential care home accommodates 20 youth whom all are in primary school between the ages of 12 to 16. McCorkindales accommodates 10 high school youth between the ages of 15 to 18, Fairview 12secondary school residents from the ages of 15 to 17, Sikhunyana has 24 residents, with half of them being in their last grade in high school and other half perusing vocational training courses. It is worth mentioning that this is the residential care home in which the residents are being prepared to be re integrated back into society and their parental homesteads. Such an exercise is done throughout the year in collaboration with their youth, (boy/girl) MYC Social workers and their youth guardian, relative or parents. The last two homes namely Ngwane Park and Zakhele accommodates girls only, aged between 10 -18 years. All the residential care homes are named after the communities in which they are located. In today’s newsletter we focus on Zakhele which accommodates 14 residents.
Profile of Zakhele Residential Care Home
Zakhele residence provides care and support to 14girls from the age of 10 to18years old. The home is well looked after by the housemother Ms. Hlob’sile Bulunga and also by the housefather Mr. Pascal Shabangu who’s primary roles are to cater for the welfare of the residents. The home consists of one large dormitory with 11 cubicles 2 bedrooms, a kitchen, living room, and bathroom.
|Resident names and ages:|
|Phangisile Mkhantjwa, 15||Bonkhe Mamba, 7|
|Samkelsiwe Mkhantjwa, 17||Sebenele Chester, 9|
|Nontsikelelo Gedlela, 15||Nelisiwe Mamba, 18|
|Tembuso Gadlela, 16||Phetsile Dlamini, 17|
|NkosingiphileMalindzisa, 15||Nozipho Mdluli, 16|
|Sibonakaliso Gadlela, 12||Zanele Mdluli, 8|
|Nkhululeko Gadlela, 8||Sebenele Nkhululeko 15|