WHAT WE DO

These four goals describe our commitment to our children and our community. We strive to be and provide the following:

  • A FAMILY

    We rescue orphaned and vulnerable children from a place of danger and neglect and give them a place of safety and unconditional love in our family.

  • A FOUNDATION

    In this loving community we teach and model a new set of values based on Christian character – including kindness, integrity, joy, courage, service and a love of learning. On this foundation a sense of confidence and self-worth and dreams grow!

  • A FUTURE

    We lovingly coach and encourage our children to reach their full potential while providing them quality education, life skills and learning opportunities so that they become productive citizens and leaders within their sphere of influence.

  • A FORERUNNER

    Our aim is to be a resource and model of how to love and nurture vulnerable children – to our community, government, other NGOs, and the Church. We desire to partner with others to be a catalyst for justice and compassion for the poor and needy.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

We love working with others, joining hands, and expanding what all of us are capable of. Take some time to think about what you have to give and let us know. Here are some ideas!

  • VOLUNTEER

    VOLUNTEER

    There are so many ways to give of your time! Whether you want to be a mentor, foster a child through the holidays or on weekends, or live at iKhethelo for a few months, there are so many ways you change a life!

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  • GIVE

    GIVE

    Giving is a wonderful part of being alive! Whether you want to give in-kind donations, make a financial contribution, or buy something off our needs list, go for it! Every gift makes a difference.

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  • ADVOCATE

    ADVOCATE

    You can become an advocate for the children of iKhethelo within your sphere of influence. Whether it's hosting a fundraiser or spreading the word about iKhethelo, you can contribute in an amazing way!

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OUR CHILDREN’S STORIES

Please note that for our children’s protection we have changed their names and not used photos that reveal the child’s identity. The only exceptions are for youth over 18 years old who have given their permission for us to share their real name and photo.

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iKHETHELO PROJECTS

There are five branches of iKhethelo that all our various projects fall under

ORPHAN CARE

TTwo children's villages, iKhethelo and Lily look after approximately 170 children between them, caring for orphaned and vulnerable children with unconditional love. In this way these children are given a home, a family, and profound sense of belonging.

LEADERSHIP AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

This is a multi-tiered strategy for transforming our poorest and most broken communities through a wide range of training and mentoring curriculums - from basic skills through to NGO and PBO leadership. This is unto training and empowering our communities' leaders.

SUSTAINABILITY

We see this having two components – the development of human capital for generational sustainability, and the provision of income, beyond mere charity, for the on-going support of our humanitarian projects. We are expanding rapidly in both key areas.

EDUCATION

From early childhood development (ECD) through to High School our goal is to promote excellence in education, and a life-long love of learning.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND HEALTH

At the epicentre of the HIV/AIDS pandemic we see our role as a catalyst for improved health services to the poorest of the poor. While our government struggles with the weight of the pandemic we are trying to limit the number of poor who fall through the cracks. To this end we partner with many others on the medical front, and focus much of our effort on helping those in crisis – particularly the children and elderly.

QUOTES FROM OUR CHILDREN, STAFF, AND VOLUNTEERS

48

CHILDREN HOUSED AT IKHETHELO

30

CHILD SPONSORS STILL NEEDED

140

VULNERABLE CHILDREN SUPPORTED IN THE COMMUNITY

3500

MEALS DISTRIBUTED MONTHLY IN COMMUNITY

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