Xoliswa is serving as an inspiration to her community by opening her home to children with disabilities and special needs.
The mother wanted somewhere safe for her autistic daughter to go during the day but when it came time to finding a special needs school, Xoliswa struggled due to the long waiting lists for schools nearby.
She eventually found a school for her daughter and decided to volunteer there. She made the decision to study further in order to learn more about child development. Thereafter, she opened the Good Hope Day Care Centre for disabled children, the only centre of its kind in Mbekweni outside Paarl.
The daycare centre is run out of her small home– a care centre by day, a private home by night. When she opened her doors, she took care of six children, all with various disabilities. Today, she has 21 children to look after.
She understands that children can be vulnerable when at daycare centres but children with disabilities are even more vulnerable. That is why she wanted to create a safe space.
Xoliswa is giving her life to helping these children and their parents and is committed to making sure that they are safe, stimulated and happy.
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