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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! […]

A Holiday in Khayelitsha

School Holiday clubs are a time for getting together and building relationships within the Khayelitsha community. The spiritual emphasis, social interaction, snacks, treats and fun create an atmosphere of freedom for our children to learn and grow. This years Holiday Club took place over five exciting days under the Khayelitsha sunshine. Around 400 children attended […]

A Generous Donation from the Isle of Man

– By Jonathan Stanfield I’m amazed how first world problems at times still rob me of my joy. A faulty cell phone or no internet connection can sometimes still ruin my day. But thankfully it’s not long before I look up to our Father, count my blessings and get a brand new perspective. It’s so […]

Youth Success Stories

This weeks Youth Success Story is about Ayanda Mjekula… Ayanda is one of ILT’s youth leaders and has been part of ILT since 2006. She matriculated from Matthew Goniwe Memorial High School in 2014. This year she managed to secure a bursary and is doing her first year at Northlink college in Goodwood, pursuing a […]


Last month we said farewell to our incredible long term volunteers Eduardo and Isis from Brazil.  These two amazing people have brought great joy into the life of iKhaya le Themba and we are grateful for the time they dedicated to serving alongside us. In the words of Eduardo: “To be part of the ILT team […]

An Update from Zimbabwe

On a recent outreach trip to Zimbabwe we trained up a group of locals to be Home Based Carers, equipping them to look after the sick and needy members of their local community. We have just received our first feedback from our Zimbabwe carers! They are doing well and most of them have set their […]

Gogo Group Preachers

Vuyelwa giving her first preach in Gogo Group, talking about the deeper truths of Gods word. The group is held in Khayelitsha every Tuesday with the aim of encouraging community grannies, who carry much of the burden to provide for and care for local orphans and vulnerable children. We find the group is a great […]

Youth Leader Success

iKhaya le Themba has been working with a group of Khayelitsha youth since 2008, training them up in various creative and life-skills during our weekly Friday Youth Leader Mentorship sessions. Over the years we have seen some incredible success in the lives of these beautiful youngsters. They help us run the Saturday Play Dates and […]