Sponsoring a child monthly provide holistic care and family support through:
iKhaya also provides holiday clubs, youth camps, special events and outings that provide an opportunity for enrichment not usually available to the children. Outings are held once/term for all 94 children.
Mathematics: x 2 /week – taught indoors, outdoors, concrete, abstract, Simply Maths workbooks, targeting maths on computers, mental maths, through cooking and a variety of games including flashcards. We strive to follow the CAPS philosophy of Maths education mentioned below.
Science: beginning knowledge, vocabulary, comprehension, reading and writing, hands-on for e.g. growing their own vegetables, nature walks and science-related craft/ art activities. Exposure to Environmental Awareness – Food Security, Recycling and Water Conservation. a broad range of non-fiction literature.
iKhaya le themba intentionally works with community members and other local organisations in Imizamo Yethu and Hout Bay. We realized the form of support for orphans in the community would be more beneficial as a partnership as not as an orphanage, but rather an organisation that equipped and empowered families (led by single parents, guardians, even older siblings) by helping them to care for the children. Thus iKhaya’s After-School Care program was started with a strong focus on the support of the community. The majority of our staff come from the community and because of these strong relationships iKhaya is strongly embraced and supported by the larger community. These relationships also keep communication open even to the wider community of Hout Bay and help ensure that we meet expressed needs rather than perceived ones.
Many parents (50%) are unemployed, under-educated and need skills to provide for their families and the children. iKhaya le themba is in constant communication regarding the skills training needed and in 2011 began a program to up skill the parents and guardians of our children. In 2016 iKhaya continued this vital program by offering Worker Readiness Training Workshops thanks to a grant from the National Lottery Commission. In 2017 through a partnership with SAUCE (South African Unique Culinary Experience) a skills training school offering 12 week certificate courses in Hospitality Skills; beginning with – Coffee Barista Training. The first course for 2019 begins end of January and interviews for the 2nd course will open in April.