Mothers Unite was started by a mother (Carol Jacobs) who realized that the children in her neighbourhood were not receiving a minimum of one meal a day. In 2008 three mothers started working with 30 children between the ages of 4 – 18 years from a mothers home in Hillview, Lavender Hill.
Now in 2014 the numbers have grown to 152 children registered to the organisation. The children we serve have many basic needs: physical as well as emotional, spiritual and educational. As Mothers Unite, we place emphasis on embracing the children holistically.
We focus on many projects, which can be viewed in our Projects area.
We give preference to children that attend school regularly and encourage children to complete their schooling. We also work with the family as whole, and in some instances provide a support base for adults in our various projects. Mothers Unite provides opportunities for skills transfer to adult male and female volunteers that become involved in Mothers Unite.
Our motto is “Growing together to feed the needs of our children”.
The Heart of Mothers Unite
Mothers Unite is different from other organisations. It started within the heart of a mother living in the community of Lavender Hill. Its goal is to meet the needs of the child in a holistic manner.
We understand that mothers play a huge part in the lives of our children. So many mothers raise their children single handedly amidst the challenges of crime, poverty, gangsterism and drugs. Mothers Unite wants to help children achieve their potential and make a difference in the lives of our child community members.
The children we work with are disadvantaged, vulnerable and have a very poor self esteem. Even though many of the children are restrained by poverty, crime, gangsterism and drugs, they are extremely talented. If we as parents, an organisation and the larger community can provide a medium whereby children can explore, express and showcase their talent, we may be able to help them build up their self image and help them to believe in and work towards their own dreams and goals. We may indeed discover that they have much more to offer than what is visible to the eye at present.
Mothers Unite understands that we must be the voice and ambassadors of the child.
Mothers Unite is the heart of a mother displayed in an organisation – God is the founder of Mothers Unite and we’re His servants.
Mothers Unite is governed by a Managing Board, that acts as an advisory body and adds value to the organisation through their various skills and expertise.