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Saint Peter’s Child Care is a long term special foster care programme for orphaned children affected by the HIV/ Aids pandemic in South Africa. It is based on the principle of providing a home environment to such children which closely resembles that of an ordinary caring household, as opposed to the concept of an orphanage or children’s home. Saint Peter’s Child Care is based on establishing individual households, with 3 to 5 children, that are as close to the normal home environment as possible and that we believe every child is entitled to. This means that we strive to care for our children (as would be the case in various ordinary household settings) until they reach an age where they can take care of themselves– hopefully this means beyond university. This is in sharp contrast with the usual model of an orphanage or children’s home where a large group of children is cared for only up to a specific age regardless of what their individual needs may be.

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