The Almond Tree

“Our Vision is a Loving Home for Every Child”

– Founder/CEO Charmaine McQueen

The Almond Tree

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Invest in long-term, sustainable social and economic change.
Children of Promise are made here.

Our Projects & Programs
Every child deserves a champion – An adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be. – Rita F Pearson

Care & protection of vulnerable babies & children

The traditional idea of community has become defunct since the advent of HIV/Aids and the urbanization of rural African communities. The increase of rape and statutory rape have also damaged families and contributed to poverty and lack of education. Together, these factors have contributed to the widespread abuse and abandonment of vulnerable babies and children.

Individual Development Program

In this work, people make all the difference. We pride ourselves in recruiting excellent staff. We motivate and educate our staff, who in turn contribute to the well-being and growth of our children. 

Early Childhood Development

By the age of 2, a baby’s brain will have reached 80% of its adult size. The quality of a child’s experiences during the first 1000 days of their life establishes the foundation for everything that follows in their growth and development.





Our Caregivers
How You Can Help
We believe in like-minded partnerships and with your support, we can do so much more. Support a program that is close to your heart, be it babies, children or education:

Sponsor A Cot

Be a part of the life of The Almond Tree by sponsoring a baby in a cot.

Educate & Empower an Adult

Be a part of giving someone a second chance to become educated and empowered.

Educate A Child

Be a part of directing a child’s education career into a bright future
Join our Volunteer Program

Do you have a skill and the time to share it with those in need?

 Be it a medical or therapeutic skill, a teaching skill, administration or operations experience or skills, YOU can make a difference.

 Volunteer at  TAT Children’s Village in Benoni or at our Delmas Baby Centre

Our Supporters & Friends