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 and welcoming which made me feel at home.

The most interesting part of my internship for me is to meet the different culture here in Cape Town and especially in the Township. The children teach me so much about their culture, their set of mind and their fun games. The positivity of the children despite their living conditions is so inspiring. I feel very blessed that I get to experience the beautiful moments a iKhaya le Themba. I love listening to the children and teachers the sing because it is such a beautiful thing which I have never seen in The Netherlands.

Everyday again on my way to and back from iKhaya I realize how lucky I am to be able to experience living in Cape Town and doing my internship at iKhaya le Themba where I get to meet all the amazing children and people. To see the children grow and learn is such a cool thing to see.

Fortunately, my time at iKhaya le Themba is not over yet and I have still 3 more months to go. I am going to enjoy the rest of my time even more then I already did and am so not looking forward to my farewell. I will miss the kids when I am gone but I know all the kids are going to do great things because they are in the good hands of iKhaya le Themba.

Hugs for all – Boyd