Môrester Children’s Home
Môrester Children’s Home was established in 2008 and is a registered place of safety. The home is situated in Waterval Village, Rustenburg which is a mining area. The home is currently assisting 56 children, all children are placed in the home with a court order and every child has a social worker.
The children are cared for by Helen Lotz (manager), Antonette Christian (housemother) and staff members.
All children in the home have been abandoned and under the care of social workers are placed with Môrester. The children range in age from new-born to 18 years old. All the children in the home go to school and are driven to and from various activities every day. The babies are cared for by dedicated staff and have a night nurse to care for them.
Some of the children receive therapy, the therapists work closely with the children to help them deal with their particular problems. Recently, a playgroup was opened for the toddlers between ages 2-5. The toddlers live with their caretakers in the second home (also in the Waterval mine village). All children are welcome at Môrester, the home ensure that children with HIV/Aids receive the necessary treatment.
When a child is placed with Morester, a place of safety fee is payable, sometimes these fees are in arrears and the home is therefore dependent on the help of the community for sustainability. The donations made by RustMo1 Solar Farm were used for schooling, clothing, medical needs, food, formula, nappies and transport. The donation will benefit 94% black children and 6% white children.