About Us

Vision Child & Youth Care Centre was founded by a Community Worker Sadique Jacobs and his wife Suraya Jacobs, a care worker with vast experience in working with children and youth.

Both Sadique and Suraya remain actively involved in the Home, Sadique as Chief Operating Centre Manager and Suraya as Head of House Executive. Today Sadique and Suraya are assisted by a staff of 7, comprising of care givers, a social worker, administrative staff, domestic workers and assistants.

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June 2012

This year was yet another mile stone for the Vision Advertiser. It was the year that our size A5 magazine received its first front and back covers in full colours and in high gloss.

What was so special is that the full colour print was sponsored by a person who wishes to remain unanimous. Ever since this day, the Vision Advertiser covers has flourished in full colour printing.

November 2011

November Vision also celebrated two memorable occasions as two of three residents graduated from College of Cape Town.

Namely: Nadia Kamies in Graphic Design as well as Zaidy Kashir for hospitality.

Both these residents are very dedicated and a pleasure to care for. We wish them the best of luck and well done.

October 2011

October was yet another milestone as Vision Thikir Group recorded their first CD and DVD.

A total of five hundred copies was printed and is on sale at R100 set. The proceeds will go towards the Vision building fund.

April 2011

January was not a good start of the year for Vision as the Vision Advertiser lost front page sponsor. Various attempts were made to find an alternative sponsor but to no avail.

During the month of April a very prominent sponsor namely Sulaiman and Sons who are AMC Coke distributors signed up the front page for a three year period. This was a huge relief.

December 2010

Vision congratulate one of their long standing residents who came into care from grade one.

This was the year he matriculated from the prestigious Islamia College. He was indeed an inspiration to many other residents and surely made us proud.

April 2010

By now it is April and the vision building funds is closing at a steady pace.

It really inspired the Vision staff and management to see how supportive the Cape Town public are. The total on hand for the fund escalated to R110, 000 in space of six months.

Febuary 2010

Also very alarming is the first growing Vision monthly budget that has risen to an all-time high of R82, 419 per month, without Government Aid.

September 2009

The management of Vision immediately decided to start a building fund with the said amount.

Thereafter an extensive fundraising started and soon plans were drawn up to extend the Vision Children’s Home at the cost of 1.6 million rand.

August 2009

During the month of Ramadaan in 2009 Vision received a pleasant surprise.

An amount of R30, 000 was paid into the Vision Bank account from a donor in Gauteng. It was extremely difficult to trace the donor as not much of his details were disclosed.

December 2008

Vision also had its first fundraising event in form of a variety show at the Darul Islam Islamic High School Hall.

Sponsorship for this event was well supported by the community and most of the performing artist performed at no charge.

February 2008

Another mile stone was reached and this time one of our 19 year old residents Mariam Ngoyi became the first ever resident to enter University to study events management.

She received full sponsorship of R30, 000 from a unanimous donor.

January 2008

This was the year that Vision Management decided to have the Monthly Vision Advertiser printed in a size A4 Magazine and with some full colour pages in the middle.

This idea was well received by the Vision Advertiser readers and many words of encouragement and compliments were received throughout the country.

June 2007

This was also the year that we had our first High Tea fundraiser.

A total number of 1,190 supporters jam packed a hall that could only accommodate 1,000 guests.

May 2007

This year we received two sets of siblings and amongst them were two girls ages 8 and 9 months respectively.

About two months later a 9 month old boy was also admitted. Vision then for the first time looked like a Nursery with the many expensive diapers chewing our monthly budget to the bone.

April 2007

During the early months of 2007, Vision had a total of 23 residents most of whom were siblings.

Then during September school vacation the number of residents increased from 23 to 28. By the end of the year a record number of 34 residents were on the Vision Roster. This was the most we have ever had thus far.

November 2006

During 2006 Vision received four siblings, three brothers and a sister.

At the time their eldest brother was 14 and he experienced his first fast in the holy month of Ramadaan. He explained how happy he was to be at Vision, as this changed their lives dramatically. The siblings also never received Islamic Education before and were very excited to learn about Islam.

January 2006

This year was yet another mile stone for the Vision Advertiser. It was the year that our size A5 magazine received its first front and back covers in full colours and in high gloss.

What was so special is that the full colour print was sponsored by a person who wishes to remain unanimous. Ever since this day, the Vision Advertiser covers has flourished in full colour printing.

May 2005

Another highlight of 2005, Was the first ever Ghatam-Ul-Quran.

that was recited by 15 young Gufaath on the rugh’s of the parents of the orphans at vision as well all other deceased. A total of 230 people attended this memorial occasion with most of the snacks donated for lunch.

April 2005

This year our Vision Advertiser drastically increased its number of advertisers.

The number of pages moved from 26 pages to 58pages, an increase of almost 60%. By so doing the Vision budget was reduced with the profits are going towards the maintenance and upkeep of the home..

November 2004

The first Vision Thikir Group performed at a 21st birthday celebration.

Ever since this day, the Vision Thikir Group are kept busy sometimes thrice or twice a week performing thikirs a t venues. What is so inspiring is that the Vision Residents are so committed and passionate about remembering Allah.

March 2004

One of our 14 year old residents Ismail Ngoyi arrived home from school with severe chest pains and was taken to the local doctor who referred him to Groote Schuur Hospital.

Ismail immediately underwent heart surgery after it was established that he is a major risk factor for Ischaemic Heart Disease. It was also recognised that his family has a history of Coronary Artery Disease. He spent six weeks in hospital and later in the same year went on tour to Malaysia with the Islamia College u/15 Rugby team.