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HISTORY

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF THE CHILDREN’S HOME

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.