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Starfish Greathearts Foundation

Dame Janet Suzman makes the Radio 4 Appeal on behalf of Starfish Greathearts Foundation.

Dame Janet Suzman makes the Radio 4 Appeal on behalf of Starfish Greathearts Foundation.

Registered Charity Number 1093862
To Give:
- Freephone 0800 404 8144
- Freepost BBC Radio 4 Appeal. (That's the whole address. Please do not write anything else on the front of the envelope). Mark the back of the envelope 'Starfish Greathearts Foundation'.
- Cheques should be made payable to 'Starfish Greathearts Foundation'.

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Thu 9 Mar 2017 15:27

Starfish Greathearts Foundation

Starfish transforms the futures of orphans and vulnerable children in South Africa whose lives have been blighted by HIV and poverty (like Nontle whose story you hear in the appeal). We reach 14,000 children every year: we want to care for many more so they can grow into happy, independent adults. Our Wellness Programme aims to safeguard the physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of children by improving access to healthcare services, education and good nutrition.

The Wellness Wagon has arrived!

The Wellness Wagon has arrived!

Our nurse gives the children a ‘top to toe’ check-up. They are tested for HIV and TB, their immunisations are reviewed and medication monitored. By ensuring the physical wellbeing of children we can maximise their ability to learn, helping to break the cycle of poverty and HIV. 

Time for tea

Time for tea

Children get a hot meal every day after school, often eating vegetables fresh from our 'food gardens'. Good nutrition is essential, particularly for children living with HIV. For many of the children we care for, it is their only meal of the day. 

Not just caring for physical needs

Not just caring for physical needs

“Feeding their bodies is one thing, but their minds and emotional wellbeing are also important,” says Thandi Starfish Careworker. Our crèches provide a safe and stimulating environment and enable the older siblings in child headed households to continue their education. 

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