Even though we have been to iThemba Lethu before, their work, their staff members, and the hearts they have for all those they care for and teach never ceases to amaze us. It is so inspirational seeing the wonderful things God is doing through them. This year we had the privilege of bringing a team of [...]
iThemba Lethu hosted a fundraising breakfast on Friday, 14 September at the Blue Waters Hotel in Durban. The 120 guests were treated to an interview with the Olympic Gold Medallist Chad le Clos and his dad Bert. iThemba Lethu recognises the importance of children being raised in loving families with supportive parents and [...]
iThemba Lethu has enjoyed the generous support of BigEye Branding who has assisted with the printing of promotional material and the sponsoring of various team building activities this year. They describe the ‘spirit’ of Big Eye as “one about caring and investing in the things around us. We are committed to looking after ourselves, our [...]
The Nation Builder initiative was launched earlier this year and iThemba Lethu was selected as one of the participating non-profit organisations. The aim of the campaign is to pair business with specific accredited charities to facilitate effective giving on behalf of the business and effective impact on behalf of the charity.
The premature birth of a baby girl in Bahrain resulted in her mum expressing more than 70 litres of breastmilk which was shipped free of charge to feed orphaned babies at the iThemba Lethu transition homes in Durban, South Africa…
We recently had the privilege of forming a team from Overlake Christian Church to embark on a mission trip to Durban, S. Africa. As soon as we arrived, we hit the ground running by teaming up with iThemba Lethu to help out with their annual Leadership Camps for grades 6,7 and 8. What we [...]
“Before we considered adopting, we admittedly had all sorts of stereotypes about adoptees, about orphans, and about people infected with HIV. Without even thinking, we believed that adopting an older child, adopting trans-racially, and adopting a child with special medical needs was beyond our capabilities. All of this changed when we visited Ithemba Lethu. After [...]
In September 2010, we received our 7th shipment of donor milk of 5,000 ozs (148 litres) from the International Breastmilk Project in the USA. In the past few years we have received 7,768 litres of breastmilk from wonderful donor mothers in the USA.
The breastmilk received is carefully screened according to the [...]
As part of the Imagine Durban project and the Municipal Institute of Learning (MILE), the eThekwini Municipality corporate policy unit has written a book in which they highlight best practices in the city.
iThemba Lethu was selected to showcase both the HIV Prevention Programme and the Breastmilk Bank projects – the only organisation in the publication [...]
The Health Economics and HIV/AIDS Research Division (HEARD) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban undertook to “explore the impact of the iThemba Lethu programme on HIV risk-taking behaviour among youth living in Cato Manor”. The sample for the retrospective research was the first group of children who participated in the iThemba Lethu HIV Prevention [...]