Christine Revell Children’s Home has it’s origins rooted in the “Nanniehuis”a facility for teenage , pregnant girls, started by Anna Tempo in 1922. The Uniting Reformed Church together with a Community worker, Christine Revell in 1997 established the extension to the Nanniehuis – a facility to care for the babies given up for adoption and later transformed and registered as a Children’s home named after her – Christine Revell Children’s Home.
The Centre presently registered with the Department of Social Development and cares for children aged birth to 5 years old that come from backgrounds of abandonment, abuse and neglect, and receives a small monthly subsidy per child from the Department. For all other needs the Home depends on donations.
In 2000, the Church established a Trust that took over ownership and management of the Home. According to its trust deed (IT 1921/2000) the Christine Revell Children’s Home Trust consists of between five and eleven trustees, five of them nominated by the Uniting Reformed Church and five nominated from the broader community. The eleventh member of the trust is the Director ex officio. The Trust meets four times and takes the necessary policy and financial decisions according to which the Home is run.
There is a management committee that meets once a month with the director. The committee consists of volunteers who support and advise the director. A wide variety of skills is required, including human resources management, financial management, PR and marketing, medical and nursing expertise, general management and building and maintenance expertise. These portfolios all form part of the director’s duties.
- WE CARE FOR 49 ABANDONED, ABUSED, NEGLECTED OR ORPHANED CHILDREN FROM BIRTH TO 5 YEARS OLD IRRESPECTIVE OF GENDER; RACE; RELIGION OR HIV STATUS.
- WE STRIVE TO NURTURE & DEVELOP EVERY CHILD IN NEED & WORK TOWARDS THEIR SUCCESSFUL RE-INTEGRATION INTO A FAMILY AND THE COMMUNITY.