“Preparing our Children for a Future of Excellence.”



JUNE  2024

It is with great excitement that we head into the winter months and specifically July 2024 which is International Mandela Day.  We celebrated the month of July in honour of Nelson Mandela’s birthday on 18 July by joining together with our community and South African businesses. 

67 minutes of service to the community represent the 67 years that Nelson Mandela devoted to public service. On Mandela Day, the community engages in various activities such as volunteering, community service, fundraising for charitable organizations, and promoting social justice.  The Village Safe Haven would be honoured to partner with you.  Please contact Sue to find out how you can get involved.

To join our VSH CLUB 500, please visit our contact page.  You will find all the information there. 

We are governed by our board committee who meet regularly to oversee the running of The Village Safe Haven.  We are NPO, PBO and SARS accredited. Corporate Socio-Economic Donations (SEDs) are a great way to partner with an NPO, through business.

Our continued thank you goes out to the Colab Foundation who have taken our home on board.  We are so honoured to partner with you, in raising every unique special child homed at The Village Safe Haven.

A gentle reminder to our donors.  Please do not hesitate to contact us should you require a tax certificate for your donation.  Some of our donations are paid with little payment reference information which makes a personal thank you tricky.  However we are extremely grateful for all donations received and we express our sincere thanks to every person who has supported us along the way.


We are honoured to partner with corporates that would like to donate to a trustworthy and responsible partner, in the upliftment of South African lives.  We require financial assistance with our annual Education and Transport, Security and Medical costs and our very exciting Going Green Solar Conversion project.  Socio-Economic Development (SEDs) forms part of the Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) policy. It is the 5th element of the BEE Scorecard for both Qualifying Small Enterprises (QSEs) and Generic Entities.  


We have an extremely exciting Going Green clean energy project, whereby we are in the process of converting our home to solar power.  This saves us a massive cost on our monthly electricity however the infrastructure is very pricey. Please invest in the lives of our South African children and those that care for them through your SEDs donations. 


We value and appreciate every supporter and donation.  Should you or your company wish to get involved, please drop Susan a message (WhatsApp is best).

Scholars looking to earn community hours.  Your giving contributes an enormous amount to our little home.  Please visit the community hours web page and book your community hours through this NPO who then direct students to our little home.  A special THANK YOU to the dads and moms who assist these students.

CommunityHours   and email   Email CommunityHours



Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.  Maya Angelou.



Email us to arrange any volunteer days.   Individuals, corporates and scholar community hours are all welcome.  We work on a case by case sytem to structure what best suits you and our home.

See our volunteering options

Donate Goods or Money

Every month we need a few things to best take care of our children. Please donate goods, money or utility vouchers.

See our wish list

Annual Events

The Village Safe Haven host a number of events during the year in an effort to raise funds. Register as a corporate, school group or individual.

View our upcoming events


"I came from a place where my future did not look very bright. When I stayed at The Village Safe Haven, I was granted so many opportunities. I was given an education and everything needed to help me do well at school. I even had tutors and I was involved in after school help programs. 

Thanks to all the support I received, I passed matric with a bachelor degree.  I have been placed my first job with the help of Susan Harris and the awesome people surrounding The Village Safe Haven .

I am grateful to my foster parents, Michael and Susan Harris and everyone who has helped me succeed this far in life. 

My next plan is to get a tertiary education studying child psychology. This will be my way of giving back to society. I would like to focus on helping kids who think they are helpless by building them up from the inside.

Nokuthula Ndlela
Nokuthula lived at The Village Safe Haven for 15 years.
She is now 21