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

From The Blog

Blessing in a Box

My heart still melts when I think back on how excited and overwhelmed the Orphans and Vulnerable Children of iKhaya le Themba were when they received their shoeboxes last year. Many shrieked with joy and laughter, while others sat speechless and wide-eyed as they poured over the seemingly endless contents of the boxes. It was […]

Ones Trash, Another’s Treasure

In July we started a recycling project in Khayelitsha, aimed at cleaning up the township and teaching life skills to local children. Children and families were encouraged to pick up litter that could be recycled and exchanged for tokens. These tokens were then used to buy food and clothing at our Swap Shop. The response […]

Partnering for Change

For the past eleven years many companies and individuals have supported Ikhaya le Themba. Time and time again we’ve seen that once someone gets involved in our initiatives, they are so inspired by the work done in the communities that they continue to support us in whatever way they can. Besides substantial monetary donations, our […]

Womens Day in the Township

DuNoon August 2014 Women play a crucial role in the lives of families in South African townships. Often the sole breadwinners, these ladies carry heavy burdens and hold families together with their love and service. As iKhaya le Themba, we decided to host a party for some of these incredible women, to celebrate them within […]

Chairmans Letter – Sponsor a Child

RE: Debit orders for Sponsor a Child 2014 Jesus Christ said that the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to the children, “then children were brought to him that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples rebuked the people, but Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me and do not hinder […]

67 Minutes for Mandela

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we’ve lived. It is the difference we have made to the lives of others which will determine the significance of the life we lead.” Nelson Mandela For two weeks in July, we invited our loyal partners to participate in the 67 Minutes for Mandela movement, […]

Redemption for Brazil in Khayelitsha

In the first week of July hundreds of children eagerly lined up in the morning outside Yomelela Primary school in Khayelitsha, in anticipation of the holiday club put on by iKhaya le Themba. The holiday club was a real treat for the children—an extended version of the Saturday Play Dates which run throughout the year. […]

Ballet is Beautiful

During the recent iKhaya le Themba holiday club our youth leaders had an amazing time in dance class, grooving to hip hop and learning new moves. They seemed to come to life as the music played, with young faces all over the room lighting up at the chance to show off their skills. As we […]

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 […]