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WATCH: Girls & Boys Town South Africa is a haven for hurt children

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Each facility can accommodate up to 70 children.


03 Sep 2020
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WATCH: Girls & Boys Town South Africa is a haven for hurt children

Boys and Girls Town in Kagiso, 1 September 2020. Picture: Tracy Lee Stark

Every year, more than 300 vulnerable children receive care to overcome traumatic experiences through Girls & Boys Town South Africa (GBT). It is a national nonprofit organisation founded in 1958, catering for children allocated to it through the Children’s Court. The Citizen visited Girls & Boys Town in Randfontein, west of Johannesburg, and explored the facility’s dining halls, sports areas, pool, mini tuck shop and the cottages that serve as homes for the children. GBT chief executive Lee Loynes said many of the children arrive at the facility with broken hearts. She said the role of the organisation was to...

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