Foundation Supports Orphanage After Funding is Withdrawn
After a Johannesburg orphanage was denied government funding, a Catholic foundation offered its support.
Manny de Freitas, a parliamentarian and founder of the De Freitas Foundation, said Angel Care Home in Germiston had been turned away by government when it applied for a subsidy and is thus completely dependent on private funding.
“Our heartstrings were tugged by the children,” said Mr De Freitas, adding that the orphanage “is being managed in the correct manner”.
“Characteristics such as responsibility and respect are being taught, and the children’s education is being prioritised so that when they leave the home they have a firm foundation for their futures,” he said.
Angel Care Home takes children from infancy to teenagers aged 17.
Mr De Freitas said the foundation “is most excited to be supporting this orphanage where each child is given individual attention”.