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Family

Family

Jabulani Children’s Village is a foster institution that takes care of orphans and vulnerable children from the age of 2 to 18 years old. Jabulani Children’s Village works hand in hand with the Zambian authorities through the department of Social Welfare that regulates the rules and guidelines for homes and orphanages.

Family

Jabulani Children’s Village starts the process of re-integration as soon as the child arrives at the children’s village. This is done through the making of a “family tree”, which is normally done before the child is admitted to the children’s village. The family tree helps in tracing the surviving relatives of the child, and relationships between the child and those relatives are established while the child is still at Jabulani. This is done by sending the child on holiday with this family once a year. By doing so Jabulani Children’s Village does not normally have problems with re-integrating the children into their families. The only challenge is where the child has no traceable relatives. But these cases are few since most children have relatives out there who are more than willing to help them when they leave the children’s village.