Vera’s story of iKhaya

Vera’s story of iKhaya

A few days have passed since I left iKhaya le Themba. It is very difficult to become aware of the feelings and emotions which I was allowed to experience in the last few weeks, and even more difficult to express them in words. I want to get to the point: the first...
The Journey of Lara

The Journey of Lara

  Hi, my name is Lara Ewert. I am an intern at iKhaya for almost two months now and luckily will be here until February 2019. I am in my third year from my study Leisure Management at the Breda University of Applied Sciences. This is my second time in South...
Ikhaya Memories

Ikhaya Memories

Ikhaya le Themba… it has been one month since I saw the cheeky, radiant smiles of the little ones, the buzz of an organisation that never finishes, the proud stroll and watchful eyes of the teachers. Ikhaya le Themba… when I close my eyes I am back there,...
Maria from Mexico

Maria from Mexico

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 cant imagine how much...
Hi, I am Wouter!

Hi, I am Wouter!

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 the internship...
Annual Report 2016

Annual Report 2016

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,...