Meet the Team!
Known as “Baba” to the babies, Gary is very involved with the home. “I have extensive all round business experience. I believe a country can be judged on the way it treats its most vulnerable. In South Africa we have a huge amount of progress to make especially when it comes to abandoned and unwanted babies. Being involved in a worthy cause that I can feel passionate about is important to me. I founded Upper Highway Baby Home with my wife Kerry in order to care for abandoned babies until they are placed with a forever family.”
Kerry is mom of the house. “Mims” to the babies. She is the foster parent and primary caregiver of the babies. “I love looking after the babies and taking care of the emotional and physical wellbeing. I also enjoy giving courses to the school children and working with the volunteers. For me – this is my passion and I am grateful everyday for the opportunity to be working with these precious souls.”
Big sister to the little ones and always keeping an eye out for them, Becky knows each baby so well. “Working with vulnerable children is my passion. I want to study medicine to help others. Working with these babies gives me an amazing sense of fulfilment.”
“Gary and Kerry set out to create a home for babies, however it didn’t end there. They soon created a home for the community at large; a space of love, laughter and friendship. A place one soon finds themselves calling home”.
“I enjoy being at the Upper Highway Baby Home because it is such a lovely family environment, which is so welcoming. It is so rewarding to see the smiles on the faces of these adorable babies”.
“I love the time I spend with these babies, they are like my own”.
Lindi is our night shift carer and makes sure our little ones stay in their routine and develop good sleeping habits.
“I love being apart of the baby home because my love for babies comes naturally. I feel satisfied to know I am doing anything possible to keep a smile on the babies face. I don’t have material things but I have time and love for them. My wish is that no baby would be without love and care.”
“It is a great pleasure to be apart of the baby home, to know I have made a difference to the babies growth by giving them love and time. It has been my wish to serve the community where I can and the baby home has given me that opportunity. I love seeing the babies being taken care of and loved unconditionally.”
Sharon is our wonderful clinic sister and is always on call in an emergency.
Robyn handles all the graphic design requirements for the NPO, as well as the website design. “I feel privileged to be able to provided my services to such an amazing cause. What Gary and Kerry are doing for these babies is immeasurable. Plus I love the cuddles!”
The babies receive a weekly reflexology session which brings relief to sore tummies and help clears congestion. Plus they absolutely love getting their feet rubbed! “Giving comfort to the babies enriches my life and truly makes me realise how lucky I am.”
“Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world.
For indeed, that’s all who ever have.”