Believing in Hopes and Dreams with Orphaned and
Vulnerable Children in Imizamo Yethu, Hout Bay


About the Home of Hope

 iKhaya le themba offers holistic care and family support for orphaned and vulnerable children as they face the effects of poverty, HIV & AIDS, trauma and learning difficulties. We are located in Imizamo Yethu, a township in Hout Bay.

Our Vision

We long for a world where every child has hope and a future where the effects of poverty, trauma and HIV/Aids are no longer seen.

Our Mission

iKhaya le themba offers holistic care and family support to orphaned and vulnerable children in Imizamo Yethu, Cape Town as they face the effects of poverty, HIV & AIDS, trauma and learning difficulties. Our hope is that our holistic model can be replicated throughout South Africa.

Our Values

Encourage a safe community of care for children and their families
Focus on integrity & honesty in all levels of our services (staff, beneficiaries, donors and partners)
Love, respect and honour the lives of every person we meet and serve
Empowerment of children and their families through education, emotional and spiritual support
Faith in God that motivates us to greater levels of care for the community
Sustainable, holistic and lasting change that leads to transformation of communities
Be the change that you wish to see in the world.

— Mahatma Gandhi


Be the change you wish to see in the world


Your donation provides food, care & safety for vulnerable children


The gift of your time and expertise, promotes love and hope for the children

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There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.

— Nelson Mandela

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Allan: A local voice

My name is Allan. I live just outside IY and am part of the community for over 4 years now. I was born in Zimbabwe and lived in a town called Harare. I lived there until I was 18 and then moved to Cape Town to reunite with my parents, they got here in 2006 when they...

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Jenny’s Experience at iKhaya

I'm from Germany, 18 years old and I've spent 10 unforgettable weeks at iKhaya le Themba in Imizamo Yethu, Hout Bay. I've felt at home there from the very first moment and I was so sad when my time at iKhaya ended, but I hope that I could give something back to the...

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Helena from Germany

Hello there! My name is Helena and I´m from Germany. I was volunteering at iKhaya Le Themba for two months and I am literally so thankful for the experiences I gained here and for the love and support I received. Unfortunately, time went by much too fast! Before I´ll...

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