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On the streets, squares and parks of inner-city Cape Town we meet the most interesting and diverse kind of people. There are young homeless men and women mehr lesen »

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A while ago Sandra facilitated a Holiday Kids Club in the neighbourhood where she grew up, during which she met two sisters age 13 and 17. The two mehr lesen »

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Kathy has lived in 7 de Laan since 2008, but she already gained a lot of respect in the community because of her calm and reasonable nature. mehr lesen »

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D. * is 21 years old. For almost two years he sat in the awaiting trial section of Medium A, the Juvenile prison of Pollsmoor. Pollsmoor, which mehr lesen »

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09.09.2016

“It takes a village…”

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We have a famous saying in Africa: it takes a village to raise a child. It indicates the importance of community, that it’s not possible to help a child grow up to become a responsible member of society without the help of people around you, the family, the neighbours… basically a network of people who seek the best for a child and who support the parents in their immense responsibility, having their back when boundaries get tested or practical support is needed. Here at HOSA we fully agree with this age-old principle and translate it to our work, especially in 7de Laan, where we literally assist around 70 children and … read more »


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