iKhaya Experiences

iKhaya le Boyd

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...

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Julia’s experience

Hello my name is Julia, i’m 18 years old and I was volunteering at iKhaya le Themba for four weeks. Now I’m home for just one day and I already miss the kids! The work at iKhaya is very unique and you always have to smile due to the kindness of all the kids. And this...

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Volunteer Lisa

iKhaya le themba – home of hope. And it’s definitely a home of hope. – for the children, the teachers and the volunteers. I’ve been there for one month and it was indescribable how many power the children gave me. They welcomed us since the very first moment and...

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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...

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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 Africa....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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Nourish Bakery

Sharon Cithabathwa is operating Nourish Bakery in the Hout Bay Harbour. She makes cost effective, high quality bread and baked goods for her community. The kids learn a skill, stay out of trouble and gain opportunities for future employment. Sharon is empowered as a...

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Molweni nonke!

I am Chantal Schoenmakers, 21 years old and come from the Netherlands. I am an intern at iKhaya le Themba until July, 2017. Currently, I am in my third year of my study of International Leisure Management, the main part of the third year is for your internship. Before...

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