Semonkong Children’s Centre (SCC) was established in 2006 as part of the mission for The Methodist Church of Southern Africa of protecting children from all forms of vulnerability and also as its response to the HIV and AIDS Epidemic which In majority of situations left children as orphans or infected . It currently provides a transit home to 60 orphaned and vulnerable children mostly from the Semonkong area however children from other areas of the Maseru district have also been placed or referred by the Child and Gender Protection unit of the Ministry of Police. The center is located within the former hospital premises of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa in Lesotho. It caters for children 0 years and up to 18 and in rare cases above eighteen, they are referred by all recognized community leaders, families, police, schools and health centers etc. As a church organ Semonkong Children centre pursues objectives and the principles of the church that of the spiritual, mental and health of its members by demonstrating its teaching of sharing Gods love in word and in deed....Continue Reading!
To give every child the love of Jesus Christ in word and deed. To provide a safe home, balanced diet for improved nutrition, quality, education as contained in the 2011 Child Protection and Welfare Act of the Lesotho Government and the Constitution of Lesotho.
As a Christian family SCC promotes respect and teach the staff and children to value each individual. IT insists that staff, volunteers and visitors treat children with respect irrespective of their race, color, gender, language, religion, political affiliation, ethnic, disability, or any other status.
Before admission to SCC, each child is interviewed by an SCC representative. The guardian admitting the child should produce an authorized letter from their chief confirming the orphan status of the child.