U Mephi Child and Youth Care Centre

Contact: Helena Jackson

Phone: 012-753 79

Cell: 083 267 64


Province: Gauteng

City: Centurion

NPO Number: 000-762

PBO Number: 18/11/13/1456

More about U Mephi Child and Youth Care Centre

The AFM Welfare Council is one of South Africa's most successful and long-standing welfare organizations with a proud history.
It all started in 1938 when
the first two orphans were left at the front door of Pastor Gerrie
Wessels in Brixton. He took the initiative and the church started a
Children's Home. And the rest, as they say, is history:
Registered children's home in 1938
Registered National Welfare Organisation in 1945
Changed children's home into cottage system and established Villa Lubet Children's Village, Lyndhurst, Johannesburg in 1975
Register ABBA Adoptions as the legal Adoption Unit of AFM Executive Welfare Council in 1996
All children in centralized children's village are moved into decentralized community-based homes, 1999 to 2006
Today, at uMephi
200 - Children are cared for in 22 Child & Youth Care Centers
229 - Abandoned babies and babies with special needs are cared for in 20 Child & Youth Care Centers for temporary safe care
43 - Babies & toddlers with special needs (brain damage and cerebral palsy) are cared for in 4 Homes for Special Needs Children
98 - Orphans are cared for in 16 Foster Homes/Foster Cluster Care
Abba Specialist Adoption & Social Services, as the adoption division of the AFM Executive Welfare Council, finds adoptive/foster parents for many of the abandoned and orphaned babies in the care of uMephi.

Ongoing Needs
  • Food
    Clothes and Blankets
    Monthly Utilities