The Fold is a Childrens Home founded in 2009 by Paul and Micky Prince. Based on a concept first tried out in Sweden, which was a series of small houses for the children, not a "block". Each house accommodates between 6 - 8 children, of different ages, and the children are looked after by a house mother.
Paul and Micky spent a lot of time researching orphanages and childrens homes in South Africa and found that some were just places of "storage".
They wanted to help children in need and create a loving, caring environment which the children, throughout their lives, would regard as home.
The first house, named Ruth House, was ready in summer 2010, then following a thorough search for good house parents, the first children were welcomed into The Fold by Christmas of that year. The second house, named Michael House was opened in September 2012 and is also full. A third house, named Dorothy House is planned to open in 2014.
It is our hope that by 2017 we would have our own private school on the property for a quality education with individual learning for each child’s special needs.
The Fold's MISSION is to help vulnerable and orphaned children in the Limpopo area. Some, inevitably, have health problems, and they are well looked after by experienced staff.
Paul and Micky are driven by their Christian faith, and their Christian values are evident in all that The Fold tries to achieve.