How It Started
In 2004, James and Janet Senior and their four young children left the United Kingdom for South Africa after deciding to make huge life changes and work amongst the disadvantaged children in South Africa. Having met Bill Wilson many years ago and been inspired by the work Metro World Child does, the Seniors began similar programmes in Cape Town, founding Metro Kids Africa in 2004. In 2008 Metro World Child invited Metro Kids Africa to become a partner organisation.
Metro Kids seeks to form relationships with local churches and people, provide training and support and help the local community reach their own children. In this way, children have good role models within their own areas and have someone they can access easily, which helps develop healthy relationships that will produce lasting change.
At present Metro Kids has programmes in the following townships: Lower Crossroads, Gugulethu, Khayelitsha, Nyanga, Delft, Dunoon, Phoenix, Parklands, Athlone, Tambo and Joe Slovo.