Believing in Hopes and Dreams with Orphaned and
Vulnerable Children in Imizamo Yethu, Hout Bay


About the Home of Hope

 iKhaya le themba offers holistic care and family support for 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.

Our Vision

We long for a world where every child has hope and a future where the effects of poverty, trauma and HIV/Aids are no longer seen.

Our Mission

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.

Our Values

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


Be the change you wish to see in the world


Your donation provides food, care & safety for vulnerable children


The gift of your time and expertise, promotes love and hope for the children

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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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iKhaya le Boyd

Hi, my name is Boyd van Kaauwen. I am a 20-year-old international Leisure Management student from The Netherlands. For my third year internship I chose to come to iKhaya le Themba and I can say it was a great decision! From the first moment on everyone was really open...

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Julia’s experience

Hello my name is Julia, i’m 18 years old and I was volunteering at iKhaya le Themba for four weeks. Now I’m home for just one day and I already miss the kids! The work at iKhaya is very unique and you always have to smile due to the kindness of all the kids. And this...

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Volunteer Lisa

iKhaya le themba – home of hope. And it’s definitely a home of hope. – for the children, the teachers and the volunteers. I’ve been there for one month and it was indescribable how many power the children gave me. They welcomed us since the very first moment and...

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