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About us

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The primary focus at African Blessings is Jochebed Children's Village, which provides a safe and nurturing home for at-risk children. It has been a long journey to build and establish the 16 homes that form part of the village, but we are finally ready to begin taking in more children.

Sustainable farming projects form a large part of African Blessings’ self-sustaining programs. They provide food security, as well as continued and nutritious food sources, for the children and staff who live on the farm.

The farm forms the foundation upon which all the African Blessings projects are run and is located strategically between three major rural communities straddling Gauteng and Mpumalanga (Rethabiseng, Ekangala and Zithobeni). African Blessings, together with African Hills, provides employment and further training opportunities within these communities.

With many of the children arriving at our village malnourished or with medical conditions, ranging from HIV to Asthma, the medical needs of our children are great.  With the help of our local doctor, Local Choice Pharmacy Clinic and our supporters’ generous donations, we have been able to give our children the medical care they need; and those on chronic medication are now monitored and sent for regular check-ups to see that there various medical conditions are well controlled.

In order to check all of our children’s developmental milestones and ensure that they are developing at optimum level, we also make use of Speech Therapists and Occupational Therapists. Extra therapy always costs the village precious funds but we are determined that our children receive the best care and services to enable them to develop to their full potential.


African Blessings is a registered non-profit company (2003/006636/08) and a public benefit organisation (930029073). Donations towards African Blessings are tax deductible and you will be eligible to receive a SARS 18A certificate to submit with your tax return.

Our Team


Board of Directors:

Rita Edkins

Thabile Kamolane

Sheldon Oosthuizen

Bruce Lywood

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