BEN and Rotary Club Stellenbosch (Derek Moss) proudly partnered to sponsor 20 bicycles to the Herberg Children’s Home in Robertson.
The Herberg employs 29 members of staff. The Management team consists of the principal, three social workers, bookkeeper/promotions manager and a senior child care worker.
The Herberg Children’s Home was started during the flu epidemic of 1918. These orphans were cared for in an ordinary home. This home was replaced by The Herberg Children’s Home and was housed in the Old Herberg, currently a block of flats. The new buildings were first occupied during 1980.
They currently have 122 boys and girls who are accommodated in 7 housing units. Fourteen children between the ages of 6 to 18 are cared for in the units for children that are of school going age. The pre-school section accommodates the babies and little ones from birth until they are about six years old.
It was with great pleasure for us to aid the children with the happiness of a bicycle. Please watch the safety training video and cycle safely.