At the community clinic in the late 1990’s she had again come face to face with a tiny, sickly baby and teenage mother both dying from HIV/AIDS and heard the desperate plea “who will look after my baby?”
iThemba Lethu meaning ‘I have a destiny’ was founded in November 2000 by Professor Anna Coutsoudis https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Coutsoudis (top right in photo) and her team of seven equally bold and pioneering board members.
The heart and purpose of the organisation was, and still is, to bring hope through God’s destiny for vulnerable and orphaned babies, children and youth threatened by the effects of HIV/AIDS, by building resilient and permanent families through reunification, adoption and life skills education.
In June 2015, after 15 years at the helm, Anna handed the Chairperson reigns to Mark Slaughter https://za.linkedin.com/in/mark-slaughter-5a275611 , an equally courageous warrior with a passion to protect and empower God’s people, her mandate “create jobs and strengthen Fatherhood”. Mark, supported by an equally valiant Governing Body have been taking the organisation into new ground
Chairman’s Report 2018
Goals for 2018 – 2022
Meet the current Governing Body
|Dr Lihle Qulu||Lecturer/PhD School of Laboratory Medicine & Medical Sciences|
|Gary Van Vuuren (Treasurer)||Business Consultant|
|Kudzai Mqingwana||Past Board Member and CSI Manager at Sibaya Community Trust|
|Mark Slaughter (Chairman)||Director at Legacy Pet Crematorium (Pty) Ltd|
|Mthoko Shange||Past employee Team Leader, Facilitator, speaker and owner of Imbizo Foundation|
|Thuthukile Mkhize||Past employee Team Leader; Freelance Trainer/Facilitator|
|Toby Rochat (Administration)||Adoptive Parent; Business Consultant|