iThemba Lethu

restoring hope

and destiny in vulnerable children


It take many drops to form a river!

Every person that adds their heads, hearts and/or hands to reducing vulnerability in Durban, South Africa is bringing greater healing and restoration to that baby, child, young person or family.

So whether you are wading on the advocacy banks, building bridges of reconciliation through adoption/reunification or filling the “water” buckets with the necessary resources –  it is your commitment to partner with an established NGO like iThemba Lethu, that makes the difference!

Legacy Building

Since 2001, iThemba Lethu has been placing vulnerable babies/children into permanent families and equipping young people (the leaders of tomorrow) with mentoring & life skills to help them make wiser lifestyle decisions, in addition empowering their parents/caregivers to build resilient family units too!

Does this inspire you? If yes, how would you like to get involved? 

How we restore hope

Behavioral change education intervention for grade 5 – 9 pupils (10 – 18 years old) in various primary and secondary schools of Cato Manor, Durban, KZN

Two transition homes that care for up to 12 orphaned/abandoned children & facilitate their reunification/adoption into healthy sustainable families.

The Breastmilk Bank, assists in providing optimal nutrition for the babies in the transition homes through locally and international donated breastmilk.


Thank you for your interest in volunteering.

3 easy steps to helping

  1. Please complete the form below
  2. Attach certified copy of your ID document
  3. Email both to Jennifer Jansen van Rensburg and she will apply for your Form 30 

Contact Us

Home Team Leader

Jennifer Jansen van Rensburg


Joelle Gibson

Youth Team Leader

Zama Gumede

Parent Team Leader

Ndondo Ngcobo

Operations Manager

Craig Bouchier

Financial Administrator

Veronica Meier

Marketing & Fundraiser

Karen Brokensha

iThemba Lethu

26 Archer Crescent 
Manor Gardens
KwaZulu Natal
South Africa

0729604607 (WhatsApp)