• Cape Centre for Children, Families and Refugees in Distress Cape Centre for Children, Families and Refugees in Distress


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Mission Statement


To uplift our communities by improving the living standards of the most vulnerable people.

Mission statement

"CCFRD strives to achieve a better and peaceful environment that is conducive to social development and where the most disadvantaged people have access to improved critical basic opportunities, including academic (literacy), health educational and human rights."


CCFRD is concurrently running three programmes, e.g. Health (HIV/AIDS, STIs & TB), Education (Learning Centre) and Human Rights.

Our Learning Centre is located in a poor neighbourhood of Cape Town, in Retreat, at Thomas Wildschutt Senior Primary school (5 th Avenue) and has rendered services to approximately 34 people in 2010, 165 in 2011 and 2012, and 264 since the beginning of the new school year 2013. They have been equipped with computer literacy skills and taught English and French (adults) and have been helped to improve or rebuild their (school going children) foundations in Maths, English, Afrikaans, French and Science.

A Three2Six programme taking place in partnership with Square Hill primary school consisting on giving extra Maths/Science classes to the Grades 6 & 7 on weekdays from 15:30 to 17:30. Two classes of a total of 64 (Grades 6: 31; Grade 7: 33) learners are running with the aim of improving the pass rate of these children in Maths and Natural Science. This programme will extended to more children at the school and in other surrounding primary and high schools when more volunteers are involved.

As part of our HIV/AIDS programme, we organise awareness campaigns in barber shops run/owned by foreigners, in public areas such as shops, hospitals and libraries, door-to-door campaigns and condom distribution in residential areas.

We also organise support groups for foreign nationals and locals who live with HIV, run workshops, arrange referrals to public hospitals and other refugee serving organizations for asylum seekers and refugees. Our schools interventions consist of awareness raising programmes on HIV/AIDS, STI’s, TB, rape, teenager pregnancy, etc. in order to enable learners to better understand these issues.



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