Emasithandane, affectionately known as Emasi, is a home and shelter which provides education, food and a caring upbringing for orphans. Emasi is also open to children who have been abandoned, abused or find themselves in vulnerable and unsafe circumstances. Currently there are up to 40 children at Emasi and the home also provides a community feeding kitchen for up to 25 children in the local community.
We are proud of our soccer activities which children in the home and surrounding community enjoy. The use of soccer is a wonderful means of giving structure and sport in the children’s free time and to help them learn what it means to play sport and be a good sport.
The children at Emasi and in the local community face many obstacles and live in an area experiencing very high rates of unemployment, crime and overcrowding. Despite these challenges we continue to work on the development of new strategies to provide meaningful support to the children and in the community.