Smile Foundation is a South African non-governmental organisation with a comprehensive healthcare vision for children living with facial conditions. Smile Foundation together with the country’s Academic Hospitals work together to put the smile back onto children’s faces with corrective facial reconstructive surgery and treatments.
We help children who suffer from treatable facial deformities such as Cleft Lip and Palate, burn victims, Moebius syndrome (facial paralysis) and other conditions.
Abraham Kriel Children’s Home Modimolle (AAMSSA & AMCSA 2019 Charity Project)
After the Boer War and the flu of 1918 many children were left orphaned. As a result of the draught in 1933 parents could no longer take care of their children. Langlaagte already had too many children and could not expand further to address the need. The Church Board of the Dutch Reformed Church in Nylstroom (Modimolle) saw the opportunity to help children in need. The municipality decided to donate 20 ha of ground for the erection of a children’s home in Nylstroom (Modimolle). Building started in 1958 and the first children moved in in 1959.
Children are placed in a Children’s Home by means of a court order as a result of child abuse, alcohol abuse, drug abuse, lack of parental skills, family violence and other factors that might endanger the lives of children.
Sungardens Hospice offers a programme of specialized, palliative care to our patients with progressive, far advanced, incurable disease.
We also offer support to their families. The majority of out-patients are visited in their homes by experienced, specially trained nursing staff.
We offer this service to communities in the Pretoria area (which includes Mamelodi). We are a non-profit organization and receive 95% of our funding from corporate donors, sponsorships, donations as well as income generated by our charity shops.