About Us

Khayelitsha Grief and Loss Project was initiated in 2012 in the black township of Khayelitsha in Cape Town, South Africa because of the many children and families affected by violence, HIV and AIDS and other tragic losses. Its formal registration as an NPC was formalised on 27 June 2014 NPC #2014/119381/08

Khayelitsha Grief and Loss Project provides:

• Quality grief support groups for children and youth in the Khayelitsha area in Cape Town, South Africa.

• We consult with teachers, social workers and caregivers regarding the needs of children experiencing loss.

• We train facilitators to lead grief and loss support group sessions for children and youth.

• We network with people/organisations to identify grief and loss needs of children and engage in the healing process.

• We refer children in need of further counselling to professional therapists and relevant organisations qualified and able to support such cases. 

The Founder

Nontobeko Moni

Nontobeko Moni (BA degree in Social Science at University of the Western Cape (1996), Post-Graduate Diploma in Social Research Methods at Stellenbosch University (2000), Post-Graduate Diploma in HIV/AIDS Management at Stellenbosch University (2002) and Post-Graduate Certificate in Education –PGCE at Stellenbosch University (2012) is the founder of the organisation.

She is passionate about this work and has extensive experience working with children who suffer social ills i.e. death due to life threatening disease and violence, loss due to divorce /separation of parents, domestic violence in families, all sorts of abuse, children supporting their parents who suffer from life threatening diseases, children from child-headed households, etc.
Team:
names of our committee members : Ms N.V. Lapi, Mrs L. M. Arosi & Ms. N. Gcaza.
Nontobeko and her team of facilitators provide a safe space for children and youth to share their feelings and they provide a snack. When funds permit they are also able to provide for some emergency needs like clothing and school supplies

Nontobeko has worked extensively with Heather Ferris MEd a clinical counselor specializing in death, loss, trauma, healing and reconciliation in South Africa and Canada. www.heatherferris.ca 

Meet Our Facilitators

1. Ms N. Ntlangani
2. Mrs M. Mango-Mbulawa
3. Mrs V. Notshe-Duba
4. Mrs N. Mkhize
5. Mrs N. Jack
6. Mrs N. Skwat
7. Ms Z. Tshemese 

8. Ms B. Mxutu
9. Ms Z. Mngxekeza
10. Ms F Njokweni
11. Ms N. Bam
12. Ms Y. Dywili
13. Ms M. Telile
14. Mrs L. Telile 

15. Ms Ziyanda
16. Mrs Nosive
17. Ms Bhabha
18. Mrs Nobuswana
19. Ms N. Magidigidi
20. Mrs Nobantu
21. Ms P. Holiday