OUR HISTORY

The land on which Kungwini Welfare Organisation is situated was donated by the late Dr Arrie Jungnickel to the Cripple Care Association. The residential care facility is named after the only son of Dr and Mrs Jungnickel. Paul Jungnickel died at a young age in a motorcycle accident. (Paul Jungnickel was physically challenged)

Paul Jungnickel Home opened its doors in May 1983. (Paul Jungnickel Home was built to house and care for 42 adult persons with disabilities.)

1983/1984

1992/1993

1994/1995

1995/1996

During 1995 the Department of Social Development implemented subsidy cuts to residential care facilities. At that stage The Association for persons with Disabilities: Gauteng North manages two institutions, Paul Jungnickel Home and Phyllis Robertson Home. Paul Jungnickel Home at that stage housed 50 adult persons with disabilities and Phyllis Robertson Home housed 64 adult disabled persons. After thorough investigation to ensure the long term sustainability of institutional care in the Association it was decided to amalgamate Paul Jungnickel Home and Phyllis Robertson House. It was decided that all the residents that was residing in Phyllis Robertson Home will move to Paul Jungnickel Home. It was also decided that Phyllis Robertson Home becomes a private residential care facility.

During a parents meeting in August 1995 it was also decided that Paul Jungnickel Home will become independent from the Association for persons with Disabilities: Gauteng North.

The amalgamation process was started in September 1995 and the residents from Phyllis Robertson Home started to move to Paul Jungnickel Home. At the end of March 1996 the amalgamation process was completed and Paul Jungnickel Home then housed 117 residents.

Paul Jungnickel Home held its first Annual General Meeting on the 24th of February 1996. On the 24th of February 1996, Paul Jungnickel Home’s first Board of Management was elected. The first Chairperson for the Board of Management was Mr Daan Minnie.

1998

Paul Jungnickel Home started with its first outreach programme to the broader community and opened a  Primary Health Clinic

1999

In partnership with the Department of Health we opened a full time Primary Health Clinic on the 1st of April 1999. With an average of 201 patients per month

2000

2001

2002

Kungwini Welfare Organisation was established on 8th of June 2002 as an umbrella body to the different programmes that the Organisation manages:

Community projects was expand to accommodate:

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About KWO

Kungwini Welfare Organisation started in 1983 when Paul Jungnickel Home was opened for adults with disabilities. Since then we have come a long way and now we offer medical care and residence to 140 disabled adults and 25 Senior adults in our Paul Jungnickel Home Senior that we opened in 2019.

We also offer social work services and projects to assist and uplift the whole community in our immediate area, including an Early Learning Centre that offers schooling for pre-school children of the community.

Address

Plot 214
Zwavelpoort
Lynnwood Rd X Graham Rd
Pretoria east
South Africa

Phone: +27 12 940 0221
Email: info@kwo.org.za

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Office Hours

08:00 0 16:00 Weekdays

GPS Coordinates

S25 48.588 E28 22.314

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