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Activist: A person who campaigns for some kind of social change

No man (or organisation) is an island. Ikhaya Le Themba knows that without the support of partners, sponsors and individuals we would not be able to reach as many lives as we do. We get excited when individuals rally behind us and create campaigns to raise funds on our behalf. Below are a few people who have taken up the challenge. If you would like to know how to partner with us please email us at

HJ Nel - Ride 2 Provide

Children have always been close to my heart. The idea of helping shape the next generation excites me and the reality is that many are impacted by socio-economic circumstances. I thought about various ways to try make a difference and found a cause that is making a difference in local communities. So over the next 6 months, I will enter 6 mountain bike challenges, ride over 600km and try raise over R6 000. This will help provide Back to School packs for the 500 Orphans and Vulnerable Children that take part in the Ikhaya le Themba monthly playdates.

If you would like to donate to this cause, please visit GivenGain, or our donate page to EFT or use our SnapScan facilities using Ride2Provide as a reference. 

We are excited and grateful to HJ and his team of cycle enthusiasts who through sport are making a difference in the lives of those less fortunate!

Carol Esterhuizen - Ripple Effects Swimming School

Khayelitsha Swimming Outreach Programme started with the vision to see communities positively impacted through the personal development of school children, by engaging with them in swimming activities; and to see the growth of swimming as a competitive sport within South Africa. This programme is facilitated by Carol Esterhuizen from Ripple Effect Swim School.  Since April 2016, Carol has trained 25 Pre-primary children in Khayelitsha at the Blue Downs swimming school. 

The mission of the Khayelitsha Swimming Outreach Programme is to improve the self-confidence of school children by teaching them the skill of swimming, increasing their water safety skills and exposing them to competitive swimming opportunities. Carol has partnered with Ikhaya Le Themba to make a difference in the children's lives. She is also working with MadSwimmers to help raise funds for the program with dreams to expand. MadSwimmers are a group swimmers doing crazy events to raise funds for charities, it is an amazing initiative and we are grateful to Carol for taking up the challenge!

If you would like to donate to this cause, please visit our donate page to EFT or use our SnapScan facilities using Add a Swimmer as a reference.