Johannesburg Parent and Child Counselling Centre (JPCCC)
The JPCCC has provided counselling and support to children and their families since 1944. The organisation operates from offices and schools in Johannesburg and Soweto. It has also expanded its services to the Schaumburg informal settlement in the North West Province, where JPCCC serves a large community beset by high unemployment and a heavy HIV/Aids burden. The local Schaumburg preschool was housed in a container donated by the Coca Cola Foundation and the Bright Kids Foundation, situated on grounds belonging to the Lutheran Mission School. In 2008, Carte Blanche undertook to reflect JPCCC’s interventions and told the story of some of the children living in the informal settlement of Schaumburg, including families headed by orphans.