“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 feel not only welcome, but feel at home from the very first moment.

My name is Anna, I’m 19 years old and I’ve been at iKhaya for two months and I enjoyed my time to the fullest which went by a lot too fast. It’s not only reading with the children or helping with homework – it’s a lot more. Through interacting with the kids and getting to know them and their story, you get close to everyone very quickly. The children’s positivity and their ease of handling problems made me realize that the little things in life make it worth living – such as a child laughing from the depths of his heart.

Thank you for making my time in South Africa unforgettable and for giving me so much love, experience and positivity, I hope I could give something back.


Lots of love – Anna <3