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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. 

Cindy-Lee Schmidt - Kindermusik® with Cindy-Lee

Cindy-Lee’s passion is to enhance development within each child, assisting in laying the foundation of who they are and what they can achieve, especially the underdeveloped, undisciplined or at risk child. As we believe every child has a right to be accepted, loved and to develop to their full potential through music and movement.

She has felt the powerful impact that the Kindermusik program has on children, when she taught through an NPO in Plettenberg bay; after only two months teachers turned to her asking what she is doing in class, because the children have improved tremendously in areas such as social interaction, literacy, mathematics, reading, emotionally etc.

With your help this project can start in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, and eventually spread out into the Western Cape, South Arica, Africa and beyond.