The Brotherhood of Blessed Gerard is an NPO based in Mandeni, focusing largely on providing care for the elderly and servicing the needs of abandoned, abused and orphaned children in our community. The majority of this care takes place at The Brotherhood of Blessed Gerard Care Centre, where we have a 40 bed hospice and a Children’s Home housing 29 children, at present, between the ages of 3 and 18.

The care centre is a fairly modern, well “kitted”and well-organised operation but there is always something that could be done that will improve the life of and put a smile on the face of our children.



The Management and staff of Black Balance Projects assisted Blessed St.Gerards Home and Hospice by creating a Resource Centre as well as a vegetable garden on Mandela Day. The entire compliment of staff spent was involved in the planning and the execution of the plans for the day. It was a rewarding and successful day and we will embark on further assisting such entities in the future.