New BeginningZ (NBZ) has been in operation since 2001, with the main focus being Children living and working on the streets.
In 2003, due to HIV/Aids Pandemic we included Child Headed Households to our focus group and in 2004 we had to include yet another vulnerable group – abandoned babies and toddlers.
We cater for children between the ages of newborn up to 18 years. It is of paramount importance to us to render services and programs that is in the best interest of every individual child that we deal with.
Just as soon as you think you’ve seen the worst of cases, you come across yet another one. Abusers don’t discriminate against colour, creed or age. Child Abuse is rife in our country and unfortunately not nearly enough is being done to protect the future of our country, the children. Government is shirking their responsibility when it comes to providing for destitute families therefore making it increasingly difficult for the poorest of the poor to survive.
Abuse & Poverty are the main contributing factors to street children and abandoned baby statistics in our country.