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House Nehemiah

House Nehemiah will once registered be a children's home in the West Rand, currently situated in Krugersdorp. 

Why House Nehemiah?

The name was inspired by the story of Nehemiah in the bible. A cupbearer to a Persian King, who felt a burden to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem. Nehemiah was deeply moved when he heard that his people was suffering and could not help but to do something about it. 

 

 

Much like Nehemiah, we saw a big need in our community to create a safe space for children that have been neglected and abused and felt a burden to do something about it. 

Current House Nehemiah

There are currently 12 childern living at House Nehemiah and the house is at full capacity. We currenty only have permission to use it as a place of safety. This means that children can only stay at House Nehemiah for 3 months, after which they have to be placed into permanent care at an appropriate facility. 

New House Nehemiah

We recently bought a new property for House Nehemiah that can accomodate up to 30 children! 

The property was previously a preschool, therefore there are quite a few things that we need to change before anyone can move in. 

We also want to get it registered as a children's home, but there are several government reguations that we need to adhere to before we can do that. 

Here you can find information on the project and ways that you can get involved!

What needs to be done?

Areas around the house that need attention include:

-Bathrooms

-Kitchen

-Fire safe room

-Tiles 

-Walls

Bathrooms

There are three bathrooms that need to be changed and it;'s one of the first things that need to be fixed before the children can move in. Each bathroom will be adjacent to a room that will house 10 to 12 children. We need to add 2 toilets, 2 showers and 2 basins to each bathroom. Therefore, we need to add 6 toilets, 6 basins and 6 showers in total. We need eerything from toilet seats and taps. 

How you can help:

  • Donate building materials such as tiles, toilet bowls, shower doors etc.

  • Donate money so that we can buy building materials or pay to have them installed.

  •  Volunteer plumbing or building services

Kitchen

Once the house is full, the kitchen will need to be big enough to prepare 90 meals a day. Therefore we need to add cupboards, a new oven, a bigger stove, an industrial fan and new tiles. 

How you can help:

  • Donate materials such as cement, tiles, cupboards, an oven an industrial fan, etc. 

  • Donate money to help us buy building materials or pay builders

  • Volunteer your building or electrical services 

Tiles

Many of the tiles in the house need to be repalced as they are chipped or simply worn out. We want to make this house one that the children can be proud of, a place that they will be happy to call home. 

How you can help:

  • Donate materials tiles, cement, equipment etc

  • Donate money to help us buy building materials or pay builders

  • Volunteer to help install the new tiles

Fire Room

According to government regulations, we need to build a fire room that can keep the children safe if a fire ever breaks out. 

We need to rebuild 4 walls and install a fire door.

How you can help:

  • Donate materials such as cement, bricks, plaster, a fire door, etc 

  • Donate money to help us buy building materials or pay builders

  • Volunteer your building or electrical services 

Building Materials

There are so many things that we need to change to register as a children's home, and we really need your support to get all of the building materials. 

Donating as little as one box of tiles will make a diference!

Total Cost

We have calculated that all of the renovations will cost around R500 000. You can help by donating some money to help us cover some of the costs. No donation is too small to make a difference!