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Care-leaving: Life after Girls and Boys Town

  Care-leaving: Life after Girls and Boys Town Thousands of children and adolescents grow up away from their families due to various vulnerabilities and risks. For […]

Campaign to raise funds to rebuild historic youth centre in Tongaat

  Campaign to raise funds to rebuild historic youth centre in Tongaat The Girls and Boys Town Tongaat campus, which currently provides residential care, safety, therapy […]

A day in the life of a hotline counsellor

  Koketso Moloto is the Girls and Boys Town national hotline counsellor based at the Kagiso residential centre which is a home-away-from-home to some 60 to […]

Belinda’s story: embracing the journey that is life

My name is Belinda and I am 19 years old. I resided at Girls and Boys Town’s centre in Kagiso, Gauteng, from January 2014 to December […]

Nature of South African families unique

South Africa is a global “outlier” in terms of the high proportion of children who live in households where neither parent is present, says the World Family Map which provides information on family life in 49 countries.

Greetings from Girls and Boys Town CEO

We are hitting the ground running in 2020, with the first edition of a quarterly stakeholder newsletter that we hope will help to put Girls and Boys Town (GBT) at the forefront of youth development.

  • Mark Chaskelson
    "I think what GBT does for the South African youth is incredible and selfless."
    Mark Chaskelson
    Creative Monarchy
  • Peter Schmitt
    "GBT’s profound conviction drives them to deliver the sensational results they have: where vulnerable youth become active and inspirational participants in South African society. They’re able to teach us a thing or two about getting over ourselves."
  • Alan
    "The support, which we have afforded to GBT is sincerely aimed at helping to close the gap between our family and GBT’s, even if it is to the tiniest extent. With it, goes a kind of remote love, which is difficult to understand. Please keep up the excellent work that you do – it is so pleasing to read how much it is appreciated, not only as recorded by your 2015 Mayor, but also by many of us on the 'outside'."
  • Michelle
    "We ourselves have teenage children, so we know first-hand how difficult this stage of their lives is. They are fortunate to have family support and encouragement, so we understand the importance of organizations such as yourselves to fill the gap that their family members are not able to provide."
  • Rochelle
    "Thank you for everything you do in the community for the children"
  • Marilyn
    "We have been supporting this charity since my children were small and the youngest is now 34.  It gives me much pleasure to support from another of our companies."
  • Carolyn
    "We have got to know a young man in Knysna who passed through your ‘town’ and he is today a wonderfully successful man thanks to your guidance."
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