St. Kizito Children’s Programme (SKCP) is a community-based response to the needs of orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs). SKCP operates as a Movement and is currently active in a number of disadvantaged communities in and around Cape Town. The movement is a response to the Church’s call to reach out to those in need and forms part of the Pastoral Outreach of the Archdiocese of Cape Town. SKCP establishes groups of volunteers at Catholic Parishes in target communities, and these Parish Groups identify OVCs in their communities and respond to their needs. The Parish Groups receive training and on-going mentoring and support from the SKCP office.
SKCP’s mission is to support community-based responses to orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs) in order to ensure that the physical, emotional, intellectual, psychological and spiritual needs of vulnerable children, especially those affected and infected by HIV/Aids, are met.
Although an outreach of the Catholic Church, SKCP embraces children from all sectors of the community, irrespective of their religious affiliation