- Aziza Nolan worked as a child psychologist for 25 years
- She founded Peace Home 7 years ago
- It has become a home for abused and abandoned kids
After working as a child psychologist for 25 years in the UK, a South African woman decided to open up her home to abused and abandoned children when she returned.
Aziza Nolan turned her home in Parklands, Cape Town, into Peace Home seven years ago, Briefly.co.za learned.
According to Daily Voice, she cares for underprivileged kids without government funding. She also provides counselling to help them overcome their previous lives.
Nolan currently cares for 12 children aged between one year and 14 years old. She explained:
Our main focus is the forgotten children, the children who stand at the robots, live in squatter camps and who are begging.
Some kids are even rescued from child trafficking and indecent adult work.
Nolan has received several awards, including the Louis Volks Humanitarian Award presented by the Lions Club of Tableview in May this year.
However, her main challenge is lack of funding because the kids need basic necessities as well as stationery for learning. Nevertheless, she said their lives are being transformed:
They come in here with a lot of pain, but now these kids have ambition and they know what love is.
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