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Our hope is to change communities, one life at a time.

From The Blog

Mandela Day

Nelson Mandela: former prisoner, President of South Africa, Nobel Peace Prize winner and national hero. He dedicated 67 years of his life to fight for peace, forgiveness and reconciliation. The effects of his sacrifice are immortalized in our democratic society, as well as the ideals of our constitution. The 18th of July is Mandela Day […]

The Community Storehouse

An offshoot from the Home Based Care initiative has been the dynamic Community Storehouse, which provides patients with essential resources above and beyond wound dressing and rehabilitation. The Storehouse has distributed hundreds of regular donations to those vulnerable to starvation and malnutrition. Many were physically unable to help themselves and this initiative served as their […]

“It’s better to give than to receive”

At iKhaya le Themba we foster a community which transforms their faith into works. We enjoy creating opportunities for volunteers to serve and love the communities we work into. This month we have experienced incredible favour. Our Dunoon Moms Group has been blessed with volunteers from all over the world, who came simply to serve. […]

Youth Day in South Africa

“The greatest glory lies not in never falling,
 but in rising every time we fall.” Nelson Mandela It has been 38 years since the day South Africa’s youth rose up and resisted oppression. This uprising of over 20 000 youth in South Africa, on the 16th of June 1976, was just the beginning of 8 […]

Home Based Care Testimony

Several months ago our team encountered a serious challenge with one of our Home Based Care patients – Mlunguseleli. Our carers, who have been visiting him and giving him nutritional meals in his shack for many months, noticed that he had developed a weakness in his legs. He went to the clinic and was referred […]

Shack to Shelter

This programme started in the early days of iKhaya le Themba when we noticed that a lot of our Home Based Care patients had health setbacks during the cold and wet winter months. We soon realized that they were sleeping in wet bedding, in their cold and drafty shacks. The shack roofs were leaking! After […]

The Youth Leaders Rise Up

This past Saturday’s Play Date saw our youth leaders take great strides amidst challenging circumstances. iKhaya le Themba’s Orphans and Vulnerable Children Play Date (OVC) programme is a great community development tool and a dynamic volunteer opportunity. It is open to many young teen volunteers from within the Khayelitsha community. Our youth leaders, many of […]

The MyVillage Card

Did you know that every month iKhaya le Themba receives over R1000 in donations from the swipes of your MyVillage card? MyVillage is an incredible fundraising initiative that iKhaya le Themba has signed up for. It’s one of South Africa’s largest fundraising programmes and it allows you to make a difference, just by doing your […]

The iKhaya le Themba Youth Leaders

About four years ago I noticed a need in the older iKhaya le Themba children.  They were happily coming to the meetings on Saturday mornings, but the content of the events was not aimed at them as 12-17 year olds.  While the little kids laughed and clapped, they took on more of an overseeing role; […]

Play Dates

One of iKhaya le Themba’s initiatives is our work with orphans and vulnerable children from the Khayelitsha and DuNoon townships. We work with over 350+ children during an average Saturday Play Date – events which occur twice monthly in Khayelitsha. These Play Dates are aimed at spiritual and practical upliftment in the lives of the […]

DuNoon Moms Group

Three years ago, we at iKhaya le Themba expanded our tent pegs and moved over to DuNoon township in Milnerton Cape Town, to minister to the needs there. We quickly realized that being planted in this particularly rough and dangerous township would come with its own challenges, specific to this community and its history. We […]

All the good that’s done

“Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations,” Ephesians 3:20-21 At iKhaya le Themba we aim to be the hands and feet of […]