Our Objectives

Our objectives have been handcrafted from the South African constitution, The Tree House by Here Manje constitution and, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

A Home

SA Constitution Section 26(1): Everyone has the right to have access to adequate housing. Section 28(1): Every child has the right – (c) to … shelter ….


SA Constitution Section 27(1): Everyone has the right to have access to – (b) sufficient food and water; …. Section 28(1): Every child has the right – (c) to basic nutrition, …..


SA Constitution Section 29(1): Everyone has the right – (a) to a basic education, including adult education; and (b) to further education, which the state, through reasonable measures, must make progressively available and accessible.

Medical Care

SA Constitution Section 11: Everyone has the right to life. Section 27(1): Everyone has the right to have access to – (a) health care services, including reproductive health care. Section 28(1): Every child has the right … (c) to … basic health care services.


CRC, Article 8(1): States Parties undertake to respect the right of the child to preserve his or her identity, including nationality, name and family relations as recognised by law without unlawful interference. SA Constitution Section 28(1): Every child has the right … (b) to … appropriate alternative care when removed from the family environment.


CRC They also have the right to recreation and play as provided for in article 31 of the Convention.


Ensure Children are protected from any form of Abuse, Discrimination, Slavery, and Cruel punishment. Protected from sexual exploitation, Economic exploitation and protected from use or trafficking harmful substances.


SA Constitution Section 28(a): Every child has the right to a name and nationality from birth.

About Us

The Tree House is a home for vulnerable children who are in need of care and protection as stated in the children’s act no 38 of 2005. The children that will benefit from a home such as ours are children who have been abused or abandoned. In most cases both, and in most cases to the extreme.

We are a registered South African based NPO operating in a small community, which is fondly referred to as the Deep South.

There is a huge need for a safe home such as The Tree House in the geographical area of the Southern Peninsula. The community is a diverse one; hosting three large underprivileged and under resourced communities within a small radius.

The vision of The Tree House is to raise better future political and spiritual leaders; better brothers and sisters and mothers and fathers. We want to raise citizens that are not defined by their past but will rather define the future of our country.

We value self-worth and education. We value awareness and hard work. We value difference and opinion. We value our children and look forward to joining hands with you as we walk this adventure together.

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The Board of Directors

  • Alison Brown is very entrepreneurial and her work in the Deep South extends from restauranteur to the music industry and later obtaining her degree in social work. Alison has extensive experience in child protection and statutory work all while maintaining her private practice as a counselor.

Alison Brown

Social Worker
  • Luke Brown was born, raised, and educated in South Africa. His passion, education, and experience are in the creative arts, aviation and philanthropy. A minimalist based in the USA living a counterculture lifestyle.

Luke Brown

  • Adopted by an Americans and an honorary South African; Ashley Bystrom travels this world with her altruistic heart in plain sight. She is a creator, leader, strategist, partner, and a vigilante for human rights and responsibilities.

Ashley Bystrom

  • Lisa fills many shoes and wears many caps, her dedication and expertise shines through in every aspect of what she takes on. Lisa’s passion for children takes priority and her empathy for all mankind is what makes her the shining star we like to call her.

Lisa Berg

Operational Manager
  • Janet’s experience in her field of work brings a wealth of knowledge to guide our team. She is qualified to run the HR side of our organization together with other expertise in terms of Policy and Procedure.

Janet Scholtz

  • Bernadette has experience as a Manager and has previously worked as a housemother in a safe house and therefore has expert knowledge of running a home for children at risk.

Bernadette Meyer

Head Care Giver
  • Melanie is what we call our middle lady, our foundation and our “other home”. She is our constant and we can rely on knowing that she is always ready to assist. Her sense of humor brings light in the hard times and her strong sense of integrity makes her a firm member of our board.

Melanie Jones

Board Member

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