KIA fills the tank for Home of Hope for Girls

Johannesburg based Home of Hope for Girls received an R100 000 donation from KIA Motors South Africa.

Started by Khanyisile Motsa or Mam Khanyi back in 2000, The Home of Hope of Girls have been providing safety, care and education for children forgotten on the streets of Hillbrow and Berea. “Every child has the right to safety, care and education, but for thousands of forgotten children, this is nothing but a dream,” Khanyisile Motsa.

The number of vulnerable girls taken in at her own house kept growing to the point where Mam Khanyi registered Home of Hope for Girls as an NGO and established two residential homes. While learning how to deal with Home Affairs, the South African Police Service, social workers, health services, community groups and the wider community, Mam Khanyi has been rescuing girls and protecting them from abusers.

“The situation is beyond dire. Criminals pay agents, who target orphans and unprotected children, who traffic these children from rural areas. They are essentially ‘owned’ by their exploiters, and are abused, prostituted and made to sell drugs. Their ID documents are frequently taken, making their escape and later identification very difficult,” Mam Khanyi.

Today 75 girls receive full-time care from the Home of Hope for Girls while an approximately 150 children get support from a Hillbrow/Berea based outreach centre. While the organisation does everything in their power to reunite families, they also identify abuse and while facilitating the child’s removal from danger provide a safe haven and meaningful education during the rehabilitation process.

Having won several awards and recognition over the years, the organisation has become a leading voice in the fight against child trafficking. The most notable award being the ‘Unsung Heroes’ from the Nelson Mandela Foundation received in 2018.

KIA Motors South Africa has been in the pursuit of making a difference in the lives of others through charitable donations.  “We are absolutely inspired by the work of Mam Khanyi, and the passion she and her team of caregivers and volunteers have for making a tangible difference in the lives of so many girls, more than anything, we are in awe of the resilience and tenacity of the young ladies, who are flourishing under the care and support of Home of Hope for Girls,” David Sieff, Marketing Director, KIA Motors South Africa.


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