The charity operate in the Valley of a Thousand Hills in Kwa Zulu-Natal, South Africa. Our current project is called Ithembalihle, which means place of hope.
We have dormitory buildings and a Pre-school at our project. We provide education for 40 pre-school children who are taught in
two-year groups by our two teachers.
We have 14-19 children at any one time staying on the project. A housemother, and Thandiwe Sibya who operate the project, under a South African registered NGO, care for the children. Some of our children stay with us permanently and are orphaned. Other children do visit, on occasions, a family member during the school holidays.
The children go to three separate schools. When they come to stay with us If at all possible: we keep them at the school they were already attending. We have our own vehicle, which we managed to buy only because a kind supporter provided us with an interest free loan in 2018.
.All of our children either attend the pre-school at Ithembalihle or attend other local schools. The charity pays for all uniforms and school fees.
The charity pays for all the staff that work on site at Ithembahlile. The housemothers live with the children and are also provided with all meals.
Everything at the project: education, food, children’s clothing, general maintenance, gas, electricity etc. is paid for by the charity. We believe all children have the right to have a home, a safe place to live, and good health care, access to education and to be loved.