Volunteers..... How can you help us?

Become an infant trust AMBASSADOR and raise 2p or 200p or £2,000 … we’ll give you a badge and if you raise most, out of all our Ambassadors in any year, we’ll thank you profusely – and give you another badge! Here are some ideas to persuade folks to part with their hard earned cash: -

What does £100 buy us?

The specialist training of a crèche leader to recognise and deal with abuse.

What does £50 buy us?

  1. Special toys to help small children express what has happened so the healing can begin.

  2. The stipend for a month for a trained volunteer to visit and help protect 6 vulnerable children/families.

What does £25 buy us?

Travel for an abused child for 3 months to a specialist centre where they can receive the medical-psychological help they need.


We concentrate our efforts on trying to prevent all kinds of abuse against small children: black, white, coloured, rich, poor, deprived or privileged, and helping children who have often been horribly abused. Breaking the cycle means working with communities, families and potential abusers as well as children.




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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 https://www.pointsoflight.gov.uk/2268-2/
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 – you can read the summary here

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


Just once in a while, amongst all the amazing work that is done to help children in South Africa, we come across a shining star. One such is Wilhelmina who determined to setup a refuge for abandoned children.
Newsletter The report from our most recent visit to South Africa

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