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Young children deserve the opportunity for emotional and intellectual growth.
Every child should grow up in a nurturing and loving family, not alone.
Seniors are the foundation of family structures. We need to help them stay in their communities.
As we approach the end of the year we, at Ikamva Labantu, would like to take this opportunity to thank our volunteers, supporters, donors, staff and beneficiaries. Without your constant and unfailing support, we would not be where we are today.
While it has been a challenging year for many other organisations like ours, … READ MORE
We recently held our first ever Trauma Workshop, where the mental health fraternity gathered to discuss ways to support those affected by trauma in the Khayelitsha community, in Cape Town.
Delegates as far afield as the United States participated in our first Trauma Workshop.Many living in the area are not aware that they may suffer from post-traumatic … READ MORE
What do duck walk races, egg and spoon races, sleeping bag races and bowl-a-hole have in common? They were all part of the annual Olympiatrics Senior Citizens Sports Event held during Seniors Month at Vygieskraal Stadium in Athlone, Cape Town.
Hot off the heels of the London Olympics and Paralympics, hundreds of seniors gathered to compete against each other at the 27th Olympiatrics. Seniors … READ MORE
A bold initiative by one of our volunteers, Caroline de Gruchy, brought a smile to over 900 seniors’ faces. Caroline created a movement to provide gift boxes for our seniors that include: a toothbrush, toothpaste, a face cloth, a pair of socks, soap, a chocolate and a small packet of biscuits – all … READ MORE
This year the Orphans and Vulnerable Children’s (OVC) department introduced the Online Educational Support programme, which helps children better their numeracy and literacy levels. About 45 children from the OVC department form part of this after-school programme.
The programme uses animation, activities and reward games to keep children motivated and … READ MORE
You are never too old to learn new things.
This adage rings true with our seniors from Nombasa Seniors Club in Gugulethu.
About 20 members of the club have made it their business to become computer and English literate.
Ikamva Labantu staff approached club members to find out who would be interested in honing their computer skills, … READ MORE
Many pre-schools in the townships are operating under less than ideal circumstances with the bare minimum in resources and less than adequate conditions.
The need is huge and there is still a lot to do, but ten lucky pre-schools received a new lease on life after several companies decided to “adopt” them by revamping their buildings.
The pre-schools were chosen by our Ithemba Labantwana forum, which consists of men and women who … READ MORE
Early identification of children with disability, or learning obstacles, was the theme during Paediatric Awareness Week held in June..
Parents and carers gathered at Ikamva Labantu’s Kwakhanya Centre in Khayelitsha to learn more about how to identify children with learning problems.
The awareness week was a collaborative effort between Ikamva Labantu, therapists working in the Khayelitsha community, … READ MORE
Just in from the University of Notre Dame in the United States, we first entered the Ikamva Labantu head office as graduate business students dedicating our summer (your winter) to a two-month internship. On the cusp of a major remodel, Ikamva Labantu’s office’s stoic appearance, with white walls and bed sheet-laden office furniture, was offset by warm welcomes from the people … READ MORE
This August we kicked off our first ever road show with meetings and workshops with members of our Siyakhathala Forum. The forum consists of all the carers from our Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) programme.
The idea behind the road show, conceptualised by our Community Relations department, was to boost interaction between Ikamva … READ MORE