Barbra Mthimkhulu was born at Mercourts private Hospital in KZN on the 23rd of December 1972.
As the director, Barbra Mthimkhulu identified children in her community suffering; Children with HIV/AIDS, children without parents, street children who were hungry & begging for food.
having background training training in couselling through POWA (People Opposing Woman Abuse), she’s done a first aid course and did Nursing through Ester Nursing College.
She developed the enthusiasm to help children & people who are less fortunate.
Bubbly and loving as Barbra is she had the passion to start start Ubuhle bezwe Remedial centre for kids ranging for 0-18 yrs of age.In the space of 12 months, Barbra discovered 42 children who need permanent shelter. Currently the centre supports 75 children in Tembisa Community with food parcels, clothing and shelter. Children at the centre range from days old to 21 years. Most of these children were referred to the centre by Tembisa Crisis Centre and SAPS Children Protection Unit.
It is Barbra ethos to:
- Provide basic Life Skills, develop self confidence and boost self esteem.
- Emphasize the importance of education and develop learning skills.
- Instill a high sense of moral values, highlighting the importance of mutual respect, courtesy hospitality.
- Promote youth awareness programs in and around Tembisa community.
Barbra believes as it is said
Proverbs 22:6″Start children off on the way they should go,and even when they are old they will not turn from it.”
And she strongly believes investing in a child’s development and growth is the greatest gift to nation and the world!