A newborn is doing well in hospital.

Covid-19 has far-reaching ramifications on social well-being – and we are starting to see its devastation in our communities and in the lives of children.

On Friday April 17, a precious baby girl less than a handful of weeks old, was safely removed by the Wandisa Adoption Agency social worker, and taken to the local hospital to be medically assessed. She is doing well and will shortly be discharged into supervised care.

Regulations rendered everything more complex than usual, and Wandisa is sincerely grateful to each person who ensured this little person received the attention and care she needed.

As a designated child protection organisation, Wandisa, based in Somerset West, continues to render essential services during lockdown to children and families in crisis. If you cannot care for your baby, message/WhatsApp them at 079 063 4144 – they will help you. If you are a screened Temporary Safe Care or foster parent and have capacity – contact them urgently.

Debbie Wybrow, the founder and director of Wandisa, says:

“It is imperative that we strengthen the safety nets for vulnerable children and financial donations during this stretching time will be immensely appreciated.” To get in touch with them, contact Debbie at, or call

021 852 8025 or 079 063 4144.