Tshepang Programmes for Orphaned and Vulnerable Children
Mama Zakhe (Susan) Rammekwa left her job as Assistant Director of Johannesburg Child Welfare in 2006 to start her own charity centre. Noticing that there is a need at a grassroots level for a day-care facility that offers daily meals, health and hygiene monitoring, counselling, life skills support, and suitable education, she decided to get out of the office and into the field. Now, Mama Zakhe cares for 320 children daily and has a feeding scheme for more than 105 adults and seniors. She is assisted by 23 full-time caregivers and tends to child-headed households in the nearby informal settlement.