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Registration No:        004-857

NPO Fundraising No:  09569112410

Our Values...

At Salem we believe…

  • That God’s love and our love for each other under gird the healing process
  • That, children are both an individual(Parents) and collective(Community) responsibility, in keeping with the spirit of UBUNTU
  • That parenting requires capacity building

Our children are the future

  • The children are bathed daily and checked by staff for medical needs
  • Structured educational programmes to prepare children for school
  • The first year of schooling is supported by the centre

Our Background

Salem Baby Care Centre is a community based, non-governmental organization.

The centre was started in 1991 by Ria Stanton, who began to help destitute mothers and their babies from the boot of her car, in the parking lot of a local liquor store. Salem’s first home was in the Oriental Plaza, where they occupied unused office space donated by a local businessman. Salem then moved to the NICRO building in North End, from where they operated for 6 years.

In October 1998, Salem moved into their own newly built premises. This building project was funded by Nieukoop Rotary Club (Netherlands), North Sydney Rotary Club, Mosman Rotary Club (Australia). These funds were matched by Rotary Foundation through Rotary International (USA). Bonza Bay Rotary Club assisted with the completion of the centre and to supply vitally needed equipment to furnish the centre.

The Eastern Cape is one of the poorest regions of South Africa. Unemployment is rife and the poverty of hundreds of homeless people and “shack dwellers” is devastating. Children born into such conditions face a life of malnutrition. Salem Baby Care Centre plays a small but meaningful part in the eradicating poverty and its causes and addressing the lack...


Goals and Objectives

To continue providing care, guidance and support to an ever increasing number of mothers and their babies