Our story

We are a local Durban based NGO, committed to caring for vulnerable babies & children, developing youth and restoring families to regain a meaningful destiny by recognising the value of their lives!

We also believe in sharing our knowledge as a “Model of Best Practice” for the benefit of many other organizations who share the same vision i.e. to help their communities, and have shared our 5 year life skills curriculum with other #gamechangers such as LIV Village, the Domino Foundation and iKusasa Lethu

For an update on our programmes, staff and stories – please grab a cup of tea and read our 2015 iTHEMBA LETHU Annual Report – Final and List of Donors 2015

Registration details:

PBO number: 18 11 13 725
NPO number: 014/699 NPO. We were constituted in November 2000
SARS Vat number: 4210213650
Tax status: S18A and have exemption from Taxes and Duties
Donations receipts: Yes, we issue 18A donation  receipts for all financial donations received
Auditors: Our annual financial audit is conducted by Harel Davidson Incorporated
Financial Year January – December
BBBEE Status: All beneficiaries 100% black and have valid SED Certificate issued from SAB&T
Development Sectors HIV/AIDS, education, youth development, OVC, adoption, human breastmilk banking
Beneficiaries: Estimated 12 – 18 babies/children per year in the transition homes and approximately 1,577 learners on the schools programme with their respective parent/caregivers
Budget for 2017: R4,539,132
Deficit for 2017: (R549,677)
No of staff and/or volunteers: 34 staff & 15 volunteers
Organisational capacity, M&E and accountability: The administration of funds is reviewed monthly and audited annually. Monitoring and evaluation of programmes is done through directors, team leaders and is overseen by the Management Team of the Board, for the sake of ensuring long-term sustainability

Board Members 2015 – 2017

Back L-R: Toby Rochat (Admininstration) and Thuts Mhkize

Front L-R: Marc Matthews, Kudzai Mqingwana, Mark Slaughter (Chairperson), Dr Lilhe Qulu, Monty Thomas

Absent: Gary van Vuuren (Treasurer)

iThemba Lethu Board Members 2015 - 2017











How You Can Help


You can help the fundraising for the HIV Prevention Programme, Family Integration Programme and Breastmilk Bank.

Volunteer Work

Are you interested in becoming a volunteer? We welcome both part-time and full-time volunteers to help at the transition home.


Your time is a priceless investment. Whether its skills you bring, or just yourself, the impact you can make is all the difference.

Our Needs

Help us with our current needs for consumables, equipment and DIY around the homes, schools and community

Become a partner

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