Ekukhanyeni Cluster Foster Care Scheme

Ekukhanyeni Cluster Foster Care Scheme (CFSC) is the brainchild of the Zisize Educational Trust.

It is a centre that alleviates the impacts of poverty, child neglect, HIV/AIDS pandemic, abuse and trauma on vulnerable children.
We provide a healthy and safe environment for the children to grow physically, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually.

The start of a refuge


Ekukhanyeni started functioning in the year 2000 as a refuge home for older boys in the Majwayiza area, well known as Mpontshini in Ingwavuma. It was set up by Mrs. Hlengiwe Mthimkhulu (the Zisize Executive Director). Ekukhanyeni has grown from strength to strength and is the most indispensable care mechanism in the area of Ingwavuma and the whole of UMkhanyakude.

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Our Staff

We currently have 9 wonderful, hard working staff members at Ekukhanyeni. Our supervisor, several caregivers, a groundsman and a security guard.

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Our Programmes

Ekukhanyeni CFCS offers various therapeutic programmes, developmental and recreational activities.

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Our Children's Stories

The scheme has housed 32 children who have since come of age and have either been reunited with families or have started families of their own.