Welcome to Umthombo Street Children, Alternatives to Street life
Umthombo Street Children is a South African Section 21 Company and Non-Profit organisation committed to providing alternatives for street Children and a way out out the streets. Its team is a fusion of social working professionals and childcare-trained former street children. Umthombo has a unique understanding of the dynamics of the street child experience.
Umthombo Street Children‘s model leads children out out the street life towards alternatives. In many cases this means reintegration back into their communities with appropriate family preparation and support. In other cases, where there is no-where to return to Umthombo empowers children to make a fresh start. Due to trauma, getting children off the streets needs to be a careful process. There are no quick fix solutions but children’s lives can be transformed. More Info
Psycho-Social Support Work:
Umthombo Street Children has a team of social workers, social auxiliary workers, and a child care workers led by a senior social worker that engages in individual and group counselling and other therapeutic work designed to enable children to overcome the trauma related to their experiences.
This model is a process and process means time. Somewhere to “do” this process is crucial. Read more