What is The Grové Schoombee foundation?

We are a Christian, faith based organisation, honoured to act as instruments in God’s hands. We hope to reflect the compassionate heart and hands of our Lord Jesus, caring for the vulnerable and needy.

  • The Grové Schoombee Foundation is a registered non-profit company founded in 2022
  • The Grové Schoombee Foundation gave birth to Daybreak House for babies

Who was Grové Schoombee?

Grové Schoombee (1986 – 2021) taught us we are not defined by the bad things that happen to us. Grové was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2020. He learned through his illness that every day is a gift. We arrogantly assume tomorrow will be like today but when you are sick you never know what the next day will bring. Grove took in every moment with thanksgiving and awe of God.

He cared for others even in his own troubled time. Grove always prayed for people around him and his approach to life changed people who knew him. God was his anchor and Grove never blamed God for his illness. He grew spiritually as he made peace with his limitations. He knew he was greatly loved by God. Grove was an instrument in God’s hand, giving hope to us all even when the world seemed dark.

He taught us that, with great sadness comes great joy. Joy that will make you full, joy that comes from serving God and living like Jesus.

“Weeping may endure for a night,
But joy comes in the morning.”
Ps 30:5b (NKJV)

God loves us so much that nothing can stand in His way.

“So now I live with the confidence that there is nothing in the universe with the power to separate us from God’s love. I’m convinced that his love will triumph over death, life’s troubles, fallen angels, or dark rulers in the heavens. There is nothing in our present or future circumstances that can weaken his love. There is no power above us or beneath us—no power that could ever be found in the universe that can distance us from God’s passionate love, which is lavished upon us through our Lord Jesus, the Anointed One!”
Romans 8:38‭-‬39 (TPT)

Grove Schoombee left behind, for now his loving wife Fransa and 2 daughters, Francine and Elizabeth.

Meet the Directors

DeWet and Marli Swanepoel

We are De Wet and Marli Swanepoel, and we are the parents of three energetic youngsters. We have always been passionate about orphan care and adoption and our own journey with adoption has highlighted the dire need in our country for better refuges for abandoned babies as well as providing good quality care and love for these little ones.
De Wet is a professor in audiology at the University of Pretoria and Marli is a GP working part time while being a full time mom.
We are excited to be part of this exciting venture!

Gert and Suliztha van der Walt

The Van der Walt family, hailing from South Africa, stands as a beacon of compassion and hope in their community, as they take the lead in establishing a baby safe house. At the helm of this remarkable endeavor is Dad Gert, an accomplished engineer whose expertise was crucial in overseeing the meticulous renovations of the baby safe house, ensuring it offers a secure and nurturing environment. Mom Suliztha, a visionary with a heart overflowing with empathy, spearheads the fundraising efforts, uniting the community in their mission to protect and care for abandoned and vulnerable children.

Wilco and Alfreda Jonker

The Jonker family is a remarkable blend of talent, love, and inclusivity. At its helm, Dad Wilco is a distinguished wealth manager, adept at navigating the complexities of finance. His partner in life, Mom Alfreda, is a dedicated attorney, tirelessly advocating for justice. Their eldest son, Daniel, shines brightly with his exceptional talents, a testament to their nurturing environment. Samuel, their second-born, is a special boy with Down syndrome, embodying the family’s boundless love and acceptance. Their commitment to creating a diverse family is further evidenced by the presence of Katinka, their adopted daughter, who brings a unique perspective and enriches their lives immeasurably. And last but not least, there’s Simon, the youngest, who undoubtedly benefits from the rich tapestry of experiences and lessons that this special family offers. The Jonker family is a shining example of how different strengths, backgrounds, and abilities can come together to create a harmonious and loving home.

Get in Touch. Get Involved.

We value your support! There are several ways to get in touch with us at Daybreak House for Babies. Whether you’d like to connect, have questions, or wish to contribute, we’d love to hear from you. Send us an email at info@daybreakhouse.co.za or consider becoming a volunteer. Our community’s involvement is the lifeline that keeps Daybreak House open, ensuring a safe and nurturing haven for abandoned and neglected babies. Together, we can make a meaningful impact and provide these little ones with the love and care they deserve.”**

E-mail: info@daybreakhouse.co.za

Call Us: +27 79 249 1406

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