Emalahleni is a town 100km outside of Johannesburg, South Africa. The Socio-Economic status combined with the aids epidemic has left South Africa with an orphan crisis of more than 5 million children.
Currently the town has various places of safety for children who were removed from their homes or abandoned. Places of Safety generally house the children for a period of 6 months and then they are relocated to more permanent Children’s Homes (otherwise referred to as orphanages).
A team of passionate people teamed up to build a children’s home in the centre of town. Property was donated by a local church & the planning / construction phase started. A team of building environment professionals teamed up & designed a set of 5 beautiful & modern container homes that will home 40 children.