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Toys arrive at Mogudu
December 2015

Photos from earlier events and visits:

Ekupholeni 2013 Port Elizabeth
March 2014 March 2013 October 2012
Feb 2012 An expanding creche January 2011
February 2012 August 2011 January 2011
Our green brigade Creche lady with her charges Lesley in a creche with children
March 2010 November 2009 August 2009
Everyone proud with their certificates November 2008 gallery August 2008 gallery
April 2009 November 2008 August 2008
House of Lords event February 2008 The Gallery event
House of Lords event February 2008 The Gallery fundraising
event Jan 2008
Imi 2007 February 2007 Handing out certificates
August 2007 February 2007 August 2006
A child drinking November 2005 April 2005
March 2006 November 2005 April 2005

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We are proud and honoured that our work has been recognised by the UK Prime Minister, and that he has given Lesley his Point of Light award, stating
With the Infant Trust Lesley has empowered thousands of women across South Africa to protect and safeguard children in their communities. The education and training she has provided has helped to improve the lives of over 800,000 children, tackling the violence and abuse that affects too many of them in their early years. As we mark International Women’s Day this week I am delighted to recognise all that Lesley has done.”
You can find the full story at
Why are so many small children abused by male perpetrators in South Africa? Our researcher interviewed 27 perpetrators in prison in South Africa; all are in jail after being found guilty of some of the most terrible crimes against some of the most vulnerable children – some as young as a few days old. Those interviewed are all men aged between 16 years and 84 years old, and all have brutalised and raped at least one child. But the findings aren’t maybe what we might expect – it makes interesting reading.  We have been funding research into this for 5 years and it is finally finished and published .

Our flagship Caring for Crèches programme has reached into some of the poorest communities in five of the nine provinces in South Africa and we have crèche leaders everywhere clamouring for the training. We have now trained over 2,200 people and they in turn have already positively impacted on the lives of over 160,000 children … and will continue to help many hundreds more children for years to come