iKhaya le themba – Home of Hope


Nestled among the tin shacks of an informal settlement at the bottom edge of Africa is a place of hope and safety known as iKhaya le Themba – Home of Hope.

Their vision:

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

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iKhaya le Themba is a NPO which was started in 2004 and has brought hope and a future to many families.  It offers “holistic After School Care programs” to the primary school children of Imizamo Yethu informal settlement in Hout Bay, Cape Town.


The children receive a cooked meal on arrival from school and sandwiches before they leave to go home in the late afternoon…


There are two separate vegetable gardens.  One for the children to work in and one for the parents to work in…

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A very innovative compost heap and worm farm

A very innovative compost heap and worm farm

I was privileged to spend an afternoon with the children working on a project for the next Sisanda Fundaytion fun day.


Busy preparing the room…


The children busy with the project…

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Some of the finished projects…


Cleaning up afterwards…


“How do you spell ‘love’?” – Piglet
“You don’t spell it…you feel it.” – Pooh”



There is also the “SISTERHOOD”…


The Sisterhood are a group of teenagers who are mentored by volunteers – they call on volunteers from all walks of life – these volunteers enable, enrich and build into the lives of these beautiful young women.  They meet on iKhaya le themba’s premises.

Some of the amazing staff and volunteers…





iKhaya le Themba believes that every child

“is individually loved by the all encompassing love of God.
It is this love that causes us to seek the very best for every child we work with in every aspect of that child’s life – physical, social, educational, emotional and spiritual.  It is our belief that this love is able to bring fullness of life, freeing and empowering children to walk with God in His plans for them.”



About Noelene

I am a child of God's. I am also a writer. Mother Teresa once said "I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world". My objective is to be one of God's love letters to the world. I can only achieve this through His grace at work in my life.
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