Boys and Girls Town
The name Girls and Boys Town is synonymous with the peer-group system of self-government – a unique concept where youngsters are significantly involved in decision-making concerning their own affairs. The centres have, historically, made every effort to ensure that no young person is excluded from receiving care, based on religion, ethnicity or economic circumstances. Bateleur supports these basic principles and to this end we give a monthly donation toward the successful running of the centres.
Girls and Boys Town, South Africa delivers national services that:
- Focus on the individual needs of youth in family homes and youth development centres, by implementing nationally researched, standardised and specialised child & youth care programmes.
- Improve the healthy development of youth in the broader community through Girls and Boys Town’s national hotline and regional training and resource centres.
- Capacitate parents, caregivers, families, community professionals, educators and others in the field of youth development through training.
- Are sensitive to the need to deliver community based services for youth in greatest need in less resourced communities.