Having grown up as a street child herself, Signoria Qolani vowed to dedicate her life to helpingJETucker_Sinethemba_048 children in the same situation. She began her work in the late 90’s from a church hall where she would provide meals, medical attention, and haircuts for abandoned children.

In 2001 Signoria moved Sinethemba to Stanford Road where she had found and fixed up two pre-fabricated houses which were previously used by the Korsten Police Department, allowing her to provide housing for homeless children. The first house, renovated with the help of companies such as Aberdare Cables, offered housing to boys. A year later the second house was also renovated with donations from Visteon South Africa meaning that Sinethemba could now care for both boys and girls from age 1 to age 18.

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With the help of sponsorships and donations of school clothes and stationary from companies JETucker_Sinethemba_021such as SAB, Aberdare Cables, Visteon SA, and Mercantile Hospital, Sinethemba was able to enrol the children in schools in the area.

JETucker_Sinethemba_014Since starting her mission to help abandoned and orphaned children, Signoria has completed JETucker_Sinethemba_016child care courses, can provide council for children that have had traumatic experiences, and has been able to reunite children with their parents when possible. Sinethema has currently helped and educated over 60 children over the last 8 years, even proudly assisting one of their charges to begin his university career.