Hearts of Hope is a Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) and Non Profit Company (NPC) that strives to enhance the lives of orphaned, abandoned and vulnerable children in their care through quality individual care and development, allowing them a childhood. Hearts of Hope has been in operation since 2003, having begun as a group of volunteers in 1997. They pride themselves in their strong governance procedures and operating systems. Their core project is their children’s home in Wendywood, Johannesburg where they care for 34 children at any one time. Since 2008, 108 children have lived in the home. The last 3 years have seen 14-16 children leave annually to be reunited with family or to be adopted.
Their vision is to provide a platform of ‘family based’ care for vulnerable children, from all backgrounds and health circumstances, particularly those who are affected and/or infected by HIV/Aids.
Enhancing the lives of vulnerable children through developmental and educational care, enabling them to have a childhood.
Since 2015, they have built and established a wholly owned ECD Centre, The Wendywood Development Centre for children aged 3 months-6 years’ old. The Centre provides educational services from, playgroup to Grade R. In addition, the Principal of the school establishes and implements stimulation programs for the babies and toddlers.