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Benefit Tea – 25 July 2015

Be sure to join us this weekend at our Benefit Tea, we will have items on auction, valued from hundreds to thousands of Rands. These items include art works, weekend getaways, granite chopping blocks, a term of guitar and piano lessons, spa treatments and various other goodies up for grabs. To view the full list […]

Mandela Month Volunteering

July is volunteering month at iKhaya le Themba… At iKhaya le Themba we believe in inviting our partners and sponsors to get involved in the work we do into needy communities.  This is an ongoing practice of ours, as it promotes unity, integration and love amongst different community groups in our nation…  And it’s fun! But July is particularly special to […]

The Youth Camp

The youth camp was incredible. And what better way to celebrate but by quoting the youth on their experiences: Lutho said: “I was a winner because our group won the challenges. I wish our next camp can be for a longer time because it was fun and I really enjoyed it. We can also have […]

You voted for us!

Recently MyVillage ran a competition to vote for your favourite charity. iKhaya le Themba came 125 out of 571 charities, which is a great achievement given the high profile organizations we were up against. We may not have won the “prize money” but we did earn incredible support from you, our partners. We also saw […]

The Benefit Tea

We would love to invite you to our iKhaya le Themba annual Benefit Tea on Saturday the 25th of July 2015, at Joshgen Lounge, 12 Wingate Crescent, Joshua Generation Church, Sunningdale. We will have items on auction, valued from hundreds to thousands of Rands. These items include art works, weekend getaways, granite chopping blocks, a […]

A Trip Up Table Mountain

Recently we took a group of our Community Carers and volunteers up Table Mountain for our Caring for the Carer outing. This event which was kindly sponsored by The Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company and V&A City Lodge. Our intention was to cast vision and provide a refreshing perspective for the forthcoming season. Each of […]

We’re So Grateful

Our Home Based Carers have an amazing impact within the Khayelitsha community. As a team we are so grateful for the opportunity we have to make a difference in the lives of the people we serve.  Many years ago iKhaya Le Themba was able to help a “gogo” (granny) who had a chronic wound on her […]

Herby Heroes

At one of our recent Play Dates, Cynthia (an ILT carer) presented a health teaching, explaining to the children about the herbs we have in our Khayelitsha gardens and how these herbs can be used for common sicknesses. Later that day some parents of the Site B community (who hadn’t previously known about the ILT herb […]

Recycling Swap Shop Project

The Site B community in Khayelitsha has been greatly impacted by the Recycle Swap Shop, which was started in partnership with Beyond Education and Yomelela School. Check out these pictures of locals bringing in load after load of recyclable goods, which are exchanged for tokens that can be used at the Swap Shop. It’s an amazing project […]

Reading Champs

The children of Yomelela School have won the Khayelitsha district reading competition trophy! They were so excited! Many of the children who attend our Play Dates go to Yomelela, so it is great to see their growth in this vital skill. Thank you to WNS for your help with putting together a library for the […]

Youth Leader Success Stories

Phila Mbabama – iKhaya le Themba Youth Leader This weeks testimony is about Phila, who has been part of us since 2006. She matriculated from iGhayiya secondary school in 2014 and has been a volunteer youth leader for many years now, blessing us greatly. Phila lights up a room, always expressing herself with a big […]

Gogo Group Glory

One of our new friends in the Gogo Group has testified that she used to drink so much that people would push her around in a Checkers trolley. After starting to attend the Gogo Support Group in Khayelitsha and enjoying the Biblical teachings and worship, she recently testified that she doesn’t drink anymore – Jesus has set her free! […]