Fatima House Wish

Sponsor a Girl at R2000 per month

Good Shepherd Catholic Church

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November 2017 Newsletter PDF Print E-mail

September and October 2017 Newsletter

It is that time of a year again when students are having a hectic time yet a wonderful period. That’s Exam time! We wish our girls Good Luck for their Exams.

During the month of September, we had visitors from USA: Sr Barbara and Melinda (Mission Partner). They had couple visits to our home during their stay in South Africa. The Board members, Staff and our girls gave them a warm welcome. Our Annual General Meeting went well and it was well attended by the usual crowd and a number of new friends of Fatima House. 

…. Annual General Meeting – 2017…

 

 

 

Life is the greatest gift that God has given us. Death is only bridge towards eternal life with God. Our deepest sympathy to the family of Anthony O’Donnell who was our board member, benefactor and a great friend of Fatima House. Tony worked extra miles for our home for many years. He will always be remembered for his great sense of humour, friendliness, commitment and hard work. We also lost another friend and benefactor, Pat Dickson who had been a benefactor of Fatima House for many years. May they rest in peace.

Tony at Fatima House with our house mother…

We were blessed by a gift of new born baby who was welcomed by family. We wish the family all the best. “our loving care follows persons and support them to be faithful to their truest selves” (St Mary Euphrasia – Foundress of Good Shepherd Sisters.)

  ‘Welcome, spring baby’

During the month of October, we experienced the ‘goodbye, and welcome’. Sr Ann who has been at our home during the course of the year left us and went back to her home country, Ireland. We appreciate all that she did during her time at Fatima House. We welcome Sr Juliet.

“Gratitude is the memory of the heart” – (St M Euphrasia) We would like to say thank you for all our friends, benefactors, board members for the work and support. May our Shepherd Lord bless you in a special way.

 

 

Compiled by: Sr Juliet

 

 
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OUR WISH

R2 000.00 per month will sponsor one girl, or a portion towards this or just a once off donation.

All donations go directly to the house and not to an organisation, all the staff are volunteers, the money goes directly to the girls in need. To make a donation, click here 

 

 

Fatima House is a home for pregnant destitute teenage girls, from 12 years old we welcome them with open arms no matter what religion or place they come from, whether they are HIV positive or not. Most of the girls that come to Fatima House cannot afford to pay anything, Fatima House does NOT turn any girl away, therefore Fatima house pays for each girl to the value of R2000.00 per month, this covers all her food, shelter, skills training, antenatal and transport to and from school which is arranged by the house.

 Mission Statement

To provide an alternative to abortion, as a safe facility for pregnant women and girls who are in a life crisis and to provide opportunities for educational, physical and spiritual growth and reconciliation.

 Profile

Fatima House accommodates girls who want to continue their pregnancy and give their babies an opportunity with life. Our girls come from all cultures, faiths and walks of life.

Here we offer love and understanding in a warm and accepting environment. Information is given on motherhood, pregnancy and baby care by an experienced midwife. Volunteers offer antenatal classes and preparation for motherhood, computer training, natural family planning and craft skills. Transport is provided so that the young women can get to and from the clinic or hospital as well as continue their studies at the hospital school. They take full responsibility for the cooking and cleaning in the house and help with fund raising.

There are a variety of ways to support fatima house if you can not help with a donation

Donations

Maternity-wear, Baby clothes, Toiletries, cots, prams, nappies