About the Home of Hope
iKhaya le themba offers holistic care and family support to orphaned and vulnerable children as they face the effects of poverty, HIV & AIDS, trauma and learning difficulties. We are located in Imizamo Yethu, a township in Hout Bay.
We long for a world where every child has a hope and a future where the effects of poverty, trauma and HIV/Aids are no longer seen.
iKhaya le themba offers holistic care and family support to orphaned and vulnerable children in Imizamo Yethu, Cape Town as they face the effects of poverty, HIV & AIDS, trauma and learning difficulties. Our hope is that our holistic model can be replicated throughout South Africa.
Encourage a safe community of care for children and their families
Focus on integrity & honesty in all levels of our services (staff, beneficiaries, donors and partners)
Love, respect and honour the lives of every person we meet and serve
Empowerment of children and their families through education, emotional and spiritual support
Faith in God that motivates us to greater levels of care for the community
Sustainable, holistic and lasting change that leads to transformation of communities
Be the change that you wish to see in the world.
— Mahatma Gandhi
There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.
— Nelson Mandela
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Being a volunteer at Ikhaya was the greatest experience in my life. Everyday was incredible, every smile, every song, every kid was amazing. When I arrived at Ikhaya I received a lot of love. Being part of their lives made me feel blessed. You...read more
Hi there, I am Wouter Veneklaas. I am a 23-year-old undergraduate in Industrial Engineering and Management at the University of Twente. For my minor Sustainable Development, I had to find an internship in a developing country or region. Through...read more
In the heart of Imizamo Yethu, an informal settlement on the outskirts of Hout Bay, lies Ikhaya Le Themba, home of hope. Imizamo Yethu is only 18 hectares in size, but is home to over 33 600 individuals. Imizamo Yethu is poverty stricken and ridden with HIV&AIDS,...read more