All of the children living in Foster Care come from situations where they were suffering abuse or neglect. All have been victims of one or multiples of the following: sexual abuse, physical abuse, gross neglect, human trafficking or have been orphaned, most often by HIV/AIDS, with no competent living relatives. CCT only places these children in Foster Care when there are no safe alternative living options available.
CCT's Foster Care Programme ensures the children are healthy, happy, and getting a good education. The children in Foster Care live in sibling groups and are cared for by full-time Foster Parents who create a warm, loving and safe environment for the children, meeting all of their emotional and physical needs. CCT's experienced Social Workers provide the Foster Parents and the children with weekly visits and are on call for round-the-clock support.
All school aged children in the Foster Care Programme are either attending primary school, high school, vocational training or are undertaking further education. They also have access to numerous extra-curricular activities such as computer classes, English, critical thinking, music, art and physical education (click here to read more about CCT's Extracurricular Programmes). As the focus of the Foster Care Programme is on keeping children in a family group within the local community, weekend family excursions encourage the children to socialise, have fun, and explore their world.
CCT is helping these children to break free from the cycle of poverty and avoid the hardships that blighted the lives of their parents. The kids have earned great admiration from their Foster Parents and CCT staff with their determination to leave behind their often tragic pasts and focus instead on their dreams for the future.