Skills Development

Skills Training is a vital part of helping communities to develop themselves. Through practical seminars and workshops we train up community members.

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Enterprise Development

We believe that empowering people to start their own community business is an effective way of alleviating poverty in the long term.

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Orphans & Vulnerable Children

Our monthly playdates take place on a Saturday morning at Yomelela Primary School in Khayelitsha where we host fun events for the orphans and vulnerable children.

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Community Development

Community Development is about meeting the needs of the poor through selfless love and service. It is the foundation for everything we do.

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Ikhaya le Themba is a faith-based NPO (046-634) operating into the heart of Khayelitsha. Established in 2003, Ian and Theresa Richardson felt a calling in their hearts to empower communities throughout Southern Africa, to take care of the terminally and chronically ill and to deal with the implications of illness and death.

Our organisation works into four specific areas within the community, Community Development, Orphans & Vulnerable Children, Skills Development and Enterprise Development.

We strive to create employment opportunities for the previously disadvantaged and unemployed, to equip their members to care for vulnerable families through Community Development and various other programmes. Our heart is to empower and give a sense of worth to the community and it's people through our vehicle called "Indalo". Part of the business model is to create enterprise opportunities to selected individuals from poor communities. These individuals will go through a series of skills and enterprise development, mentoring and preparation to run small franchised enterprises (Indalo business model) in their communities.

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