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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Cynthia’s time at iKhaya

  iKhaya le Themba seems to me like a magical place. How you treat a child is the most important aspect of their education that will help them grow into a happy and independent person. Every child has the opportunity to be themselves in everything they do. There...

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Svea’s volunteering experience

Hello my Name is Svea, I’m Swiss and 19 years old. After I finished my high school this year, I decided to do a grab year. Doing volunteer work during this time seemed like the right thing for me: travelling, going in a new culture, learn about different lifestyles...

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Anna at iKhaya

  “The laughter of a child is the light of a home!“ Just as this quote says - iKhaya le Themba, the home of hope, is only such an amazing place because of the people taking part in it. The teachers and especially the children create an atmosphere which makes you...

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