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Vincent Bones, our Girls and Boys Town old-boy and much-loved Idols 2014 winner is one of the five finalists nominated to receive the “Best RNB Single” award in the upcoming Metro FM Music Awards. The glittering awards take place on 27 February 2016 at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Convention Centre in Durban.

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Girls and Boys Town defining a legacy after
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26 April 2016 - For 58 years Girls and Boys Town has provided refuge for children in need. Vulnerable, hurt, unloved, neglected, abused, homeless - the reasons are many, but there needs for help are similar. [read more]

Support our youth and earn tax benefits at the same time!

Girls and Boys Town have served an annual average of 34,416 beneficiaries, and we have over 100 children awaiting urgent admission into our 10 national therapeutic centres. 

These youngsters need safe placements and caring, intensive, remediating care as they are struggling to make sense of their lives.

Abuse damages children in so many different ways, it takes time for them to deal with all the painful issues and the consequences to their future happiness and success. 

Please will you make your online donation here and lend a helping hand?

You see, we follow proven nurturing, remediating programmes, using a wide range of professional skills, which we have known to be effective over our 57 years of working with young people. 

And your contribution today will help young people to face their challenges and demons, build strengths – and shine!

Like the support from our friends did for Kenneth* . . . his father was an alcoholic and died at a young age and his mother was too burdened with her own troubled past to care for her family.

Cast out by his extended family because of his behavioural struggles, Kenneth was admitted to Girls and Boys Town in 2012 when he was 14. He showed absolutely no respect for our caregivers; had a real struggle forming any bonds at all and was living in misery.

But with the gifts from our friends, in just two years, Kenneth has changed into a mature and caring young man. He is brimming with talent and the desire to help others. We are all so proud of him! 

Please will you make your contribution here so we can reach out to more children like Kenneth?

Your donation made here before the end of February will mean you can claim your donation back from the Receiver of Revenue – and if you are a business owner your business will earn valuable BBBEE points.

And of course – you will be helping our boys and girls to shine at the same time!


*Not his real name.

18th January 2017 marked our 59th year of giving children a better, more promising future.  

Together with the help of our supporters we have turned the light back on for every vulnerable child we have reached over these 59 years. Each child has the right to a happy, healthy and positive childhood and it is the responsibility of ALL to make this happen.

THANK YOU to Girls and Boys Town friends and staff who are helping change the world through young people.

… and THANK YOU for keeping our doors open for 59 years of excellent service in creating a consistently caring, guiding and trustworthy experience for every child to restore the beliefs needed to make each one whole. You have shared in our growth, our achievements and the many milestones we have attained.

With your continued help we will keep our candle alight for many years to come, and we will uphold our promise to ensure our youth SHINE into the future…



Johannesburg, 27 July 2015 – Youth leaving care, such as those leaving from Girls and Boys Town, are in a uniquely difficult situation.

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Journey towards Independent Living: A GroundedTheory

(A study conducted in partnership between the University of Johannesburg’s Department of Social Work and Girls & Boys Town South Africa)

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