RADA adopted a home of safety for abandoned, abused and orphaned children in Orange Farm. The SAPS in Orange Farm, specifically the children protection unit, approached RADA for assistance.
The Thato KeMatla Safety and Foster Home (“Thato KeMatla”), houses 35 orphaned and/or abandoned children from birth up to 18 years. Most of the children do not qualify for government grants, leaving it up to the home to raise funds and secure sponsorships for ongoing need for food, clothing and general necessities on a monthly basis. RADA has undertaken to support Thato KeMatla through the RADA Adopt-a-Home Project.
Our time with Thato KeMatla
RADA adopted Thato KeMatla in June 2016 and there have been significant improvements since then. Along with our sponsors we initially set about improving the infrastructure of the home, fixing anything that could potentially be dangerous and painting to improve the appearance. We then added comfort to the home in the form of new orthopedic mattresses and linen, scarves and beanies for each child. We did our first year end party for the home, taking the children to fun valley for a day playing and swimming outside.