Wattbike for Them 2017: HUGE success!

In 2016, amateur and pro cyclists rode on Wattbikes at Sports Performance Clinic Gym to raise funds for several children whom had been through traumatic events but could not afford therapeutic services.


This year cyclists rode over 1600km’s and rasied over R38000 for the Tshepong Thutuzela Centre for abused children.

A special thanks to:

Sports Performance Clinic for the venue and use of the Wattbikes.

Checkers for the refreshments.

Mr Felix Burri from Burri’s Events who kept the teams motivated throughout the day.

And of course, all of the teams that took part and made the day a huge success!

See photos here:


Annual General Meeting

Thank your for attending our AGM and allowing us the opportunity to share all the Child Welfare Bloemfontein & Childline Free State activities with you.  A special thank you to our Board members and newly appointed ambassadors, Gabby Jordaan & Nozi Bonje, for attending our AGM and for your continuous involvement and support.  

Congratulations to Cherize Friedrichs (middle) who was awarded the Social Worker of the year award.
From left to right: Cynthia du Toit (Social work manager), Cherize Friedrichs & Marietha Johnson (Director).
Ambassadors Gabby Jordaan (left) and Nozi Bonje (right) with our director, Marietha Johnson (middle).
Our Board of Governance



Fashion Show

What a night! Thank you to everyone who worked so tirelessly to organize this event and thank you to everyone who attended. The ranges from designers; Casper Bosman & Carducci were absolutely beautiful, the models stunning and the venue breathtaking.  

Click on the link below to watch a short video of the evening :

Fashion Show Short Video











PHOTOS: Bloemnuus


Nelson Mandela Day 2017

We would like to say thank you to each and very sponsor and volunteer who made this year’s Nelson Mandela Day such a big success. Thank you for keeping the Madiba spirit alive and bringing a smile to the children’s faces.

Childline Team in Action

During Child Protection week (28 May – 4 June 2017) the Childline team visited Reseamohetse, Tjnebelopele and Matla Primary schools with a puppet show about Child abuse and the availability of much needed services for victims of sexual abuse, rape & physical abuse at the Tshepong Thuthuzela Care Centre.

Our puppet theatre is also always ready to help educate children in important topics, topics such as reporting abuse. 

Child Protection 2017

Child Protection week with the aim of raising awareness for the rights of children was held from 28 May – 4 June 2017.

With this year’s theme “Let us all protect Children to move South Africa Forward” the fact that child protection is everybody’s job was again highlighted. Together with ITEC we launched our Child Protection week activities on 31 May 2017.

Thank you to ITEC and Mr. Valentine Rantsoareng (ITEC Director. Pictured with our director Mariétha Johnson), the Child Welfare Bloemfontein & Childine Free State official ambassador of Child Protection week.

Bully Talk – 04 August 2016

Bullying takes many different forms (verbal, social, physical and, especially nowadays cyber bullying) which makes dealing with this issue even harder.

Our bully talks hope to encourage children to SPEAK UP, whether they are the bully the victim or the bystander.

Because we know that the bully also has a hurt that needs healing we also have booklets to help educators, parents, etc. to deal with this problem available.

For enquiries Contact Us