What an incredible journey it has been to be involved with Dorah's Ark Orphanage and to outlive Mam Dorah's dream, to have fullfilled her wishes of completing the Orphange - just as she would have wanted. She would be so proud to see how far it has come.
At Wings Of Inspiration we feel that we have achieved everything that we endeavoured to do, and we are happy to announce that they are no longer a beneficiary of Wings Of Inspiration. They are now fully functional to run on there own.
Getting to see the joy on the childrens faces, sharing their Birthday's and Christmas with them, has made this journey so worthwhile.
Wings Of Inspiration would like to wish them all the best for the future (2017- 2021).
Mazibuko, Dorah’s Ark was Founded by Dorah Nomalanga Mazibuko and has been caring for homeless children for years and has been a home to over 40 kids.
Unfortunately, mam Dorah passed away in January 2017 leaving the home to her family. Anthea Heath da Costa and Kirsten Richardson founders of Wings of Inspiration Care Centre NPC visited the centre in December last year invited by Women of God Africa to speak at their outreach. They wanted to work with as many people as possible, to help them.
On mam Dorah’s passing Wings of Inspiration Care Centre NPC partnered with Dorah’s Ark in order to keep mam Dorah’s legacy alive. Upon visiting the centre Anthea and Kirsten wanted to bring some improvements to the children’s living conditions. They have been approaching many companies to assist with their CSI budgets and help get the centre in a proper living conditions.
In June 2017 Wings of Inspiration partnered with STANLIB on a special project - the Dorah's Ark Orphanage 10 Day Makeover Project. The makeover comprised a full facility renovation, new kitchen, new bunk beds, new bathrooms and toilets, new furniture - a complete home makeover.
In December 2017 / January 2018 Wings of Inspiration partnered with STANLIB again for Phase Two at Dorah's Ark Orphanage. Building commenced, and a New Wendy House was erected to be used as teh Nursery School, and Jungle Gym was erected in the Play Area. The Nursery School accomodates children from the Orphanage as well as children from the surrounding community. This enabled Social Development for the children, and has aslo encouraged employment of Teachers for the school.
In June 2018 - Wings of Inspiration identified the challenges of the boys and girls living in the same "space", and and we had to ensure the safety and healthy upbringing of our Teenage Youth.
In August 2018 Phase Three of Dorah's Ark commenced, initiated by Wings of Inspiration through the sponsorship of various Corporates and Individuals. Two Wendy Houses were erected, and this enabled the Teenagers at Dorah's Ark Orphanage to have their very own living space. A Boys Dormitory and a Girls Dormitory ensured that the youth had their own living space - apart from the babies and toddlers.
In June 2020 Wings of Inspiration partnered with the Nedbank Foundation and installed two portable toilets.
In July 2020 Wings of Inspiration partnered with the Nedbank Foundation and installed CCTV Cameras and the main gate was motorised.
In November / December 2020 Wings of Inspiration partnered with an amazing couple, and the Kitchen and Bathrooms were revamped and a new stove was installed.