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Many Non Profit Organisations and churches are trying to rectify areas that are considered previously disadvantaged due to being ravished by an Apartheid era. We at iKhaya le Themba did not forget the less privileged, vulnerable and orphans this year as they are still exposed to living conditions and environments influenced by the previous era. […]

Memories and Highlights for 2014

2014 has been a wonderful year for Ikhaya Le Themba! There seems to be so many memories and life-changing moments to recount, it’s difficult to know where to begin… For me, the first highlight was certainly our first Play Date of the year in Khayelitsha. On a bright sunny day, iKhaya le Themba’s garden team […]

The Blessing in a Box Drive

At iKhaya le Themba we work with approximately 500 children in Site B Khayelitsha , providing bi-monthly Saturday Play Dates, regular school holiday clubs, life-skills training and more. The children benefit tremendously from the input and they love to be a part of our programmes, but if there is one thing that creates special excitement […]

The Christmas Party Extravaganza

Saturday 6th December marked our final play date for 2014 and in celebration we hosted a fun-filled Christmas party in Khayelitsha for our Orphans and Vulnerable Children. The OVC ministry initially started with approximately 250 children but currently we are up to over 500 at times! Together with the JoshGen congregations across the city and […]

Living Water Amongst the Dunes and Sand

In September iKhaya le Themba took a trip to Aussenkehr Children’s Home in Namibia to run a Holiday Club and a Guardian Workshop, aimed at bringing joy to the hearts of the children and spreading the love of God within a very needy community. A team of thirteen went up, composed of iKhaya le Themba […]

A new start for four ladies in DuNoon

Every Tuesday iKhaya le Themba staff and various volunteers arrive in DuNoon to spend their morning helping, counselling, teaching and distributing donations amongst the women. Along with the teachings about health, nutrition, baby care and safety, the moms receive Biblical messages to encourage them in their faith. We believe that it is the combination of […]

From Holland with love

By Marjan van Houten Hello, my name is Marjan van Houten and I am a 26 year old social worker student from the Netherlands. About a month ago I arrived in this beautiful country and I already love it. I have the privilege of working as a volunteer with iKhaya le Themba over the next […]

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 […]