It is truism that South Africans have not reached a stage where they treat mental illness as condition that can be managed and that that people suffering from mental illness are an integral part of the society. This exclusion and discrimination makes it critically imperative for the children living with mental disabilities to be catered for because they are the most vulnerable of all vulnerable groups in our country. The scarcity and in other cases the ineffectiveness of the centres caring for these children makes Ikhwezi Welfare Organization one of the very few deserving centre to be funded due to the following factors.
• Our committed staff members who are passionate about caring for the children with mental and physical disability,
• Our value laden approach towards children living with mental illness
• We are providing quality and affordable service to the children albeit of very limited financial resources
• Unlike other disabilities, holistic mental disability service is a labour intensive service, requiring diverse skills and constant interventions
At Ikhwezi we pride ourselves at being an organization that adheres to good governance principles. To this end we have continuously and consistently produced unqualified report in terms of handling public money and running the centre. Our systems and governance mechanisms embrace the following principles: