“Vision without Action is a Dream. Action without vision is simply passing the time. Action with vision is making a positive difference…”
· (Joel Barker)
WOW……. What a year 2020 was…….
Have you ever laid on the grass staring into a beautiful blue sky…. You start focusing on one point and then you notice the sky come ALIVE with movement….
It is almost as though there are millions of little white worms floating all over, in no specific pattern, with no specific purpose …….just floating…….
This is how a large number of people must have felt on many occasions during 2020, like a little white worm floating with no specific pattern and no specific purpose…..just floating…..
At what point do you question changing what has been done for a 108 years? Evolution has shown us that when the environment changes, there are only two options - adapting or dying……
Becoming extinct is not an option for us!!! The only option in the ever changing environment of social service delivery has been to ADAPT and CHANGE……
CHANGE IS A PROCESS, NOT AN EVENT …
We are lock, stock and barrel in this process – there is no turning back….
Looking at the progress made in one year – WOW …..
There is no doubt in my mind that there is NO REASON to turn back….
Looking forward …. moving forward is the only direction for us ……..
“Things don’t have to change the world to be important”
We may not be able to change the WORLD through our daily activities but what we do IS IMPORTANT……if we can bring about change …. One child at a time ….. the world will eventually change!!!
Child Protection Services remains at the core of our daily activities and the challenges experienced sometimes seem unmanageable. But if one considers the quote that “if something doesn’t challenge you then it doesn’t change you”, then it is evident that we do need to realise, acknowledge and accept that 108 years of doing something does not mean that there is no opportunity for change and growth………………
We all have a role to play in the change that we want to see in the world around us. Each employee, volunteer, board member, supporter, donor and contributor within our Organisation has played a significant role and each contribution has made an impact on the lives of the children we are working with.
This year we once again focus on the super C’s for the year …..
CHOICES …….. CHANCES ………CHANGES ..……COMMITMENT
Let’s choose what needs to change –
whether it means thoughts, attitudes or behaviour….
Let’s take the chance and adapt to the environment around us –
for the sake of our children……
Let’s commit to changing and remaining passionate about what we do, caring enough to make a difference…….
Child Welfare Germiston is changing….evolving…..
The direction is clear : FORWARD……
The strategy undisputable : TOGETHER ……
The purpose undeniable : PROTECTING CHILDREN
Join us in this journey, take our hands, be our cheerleaders, action the vision so we achieve the dream of a better world for our children …..
Annie* is a grade 2 learner in a primary school situated in Germiston. She walks to school every day and as the winter approaches her school shoes become quite worn out. As she is growing faster than Mommy can keep up with, her toes press through the front of her shoes and her heals keep getting blisters.
If you can help Annie and other children in a similar situation with pre-loved shoes still in a good condition please contact us.
You can also donate towards a pair of school shoes or towards a school stationary pack which consists of:
1 pack of 12 Colour Pencils 1 pack of Crayons (medium sized) Pencil case 2 x Grey HB pencils 1 x Eraser 1 x Ruler 1 x Scissors
* (not real name)
If you would like to sponsor a stationary pack to the value of R100 by clicking on the donate button below.
Recently we received a message from Susan* (changed to protect identity) in search of a Social Worker who was employed with the Organisation 15 years ago. Susan went on to enquire whether we could get hold of the Social Worker as she wanted to express her appreciation. She was celebrating 15 years of being drug free thanks to the intervention and support of Child Welfare Germiston. She went on to share that thanks to the support received she was able to leave an very abuse relationship, have her children in her care and ultimately meet a wonderful partner and have a happy and blessed family life. She wanted to share her appreciation with the Social Worker and say thank you for bringing about change in her life so many years ago.These type of messages always bring a warm feeling to our hearts. It reminds us of why we do what we do – believing and hoping that lives are changed for the better. Support us in creating more “Thank you’s” in the lives of others.
4 January 2021
Welcome to the team
It is with great excitement that we welcome Noloyiso Diya and Zibuyile Shange to the Child Welfare Germiston team. Noloyiso and Zibuyile are both Social Workers with a passion to make a difference and contribute towards the Vision of our Organisation. Both Noloyiso and Zibuyile will be working in the Germiston area. We trust that the journey you embark upon with our team will be an opportunity for professional growth and development whilst changing the lives of children and families.