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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.

To end off the year…

A thank you to you from the children in our Chess Club and Online Educational Support programme.

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

It’s time we dealt with trauma as a community

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.

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

Olympiatrics – seniors getting active

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.

Serious fun and games during the Olympiatrics.

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

Smiles all around this festive season

Caroline de Gruchy with some of the over 900 gift boxes donated and collected for our seniors.

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

Online Educational Support – an initiative that changes lives

Children from our Orphans & Vulnerable Children department receive free literacy, numeracy and computer literacy classes in our after school programme.

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

Wishing you happy holidays

It’s been quite a year for us at Ikamva Labantu.

2013 marked our 50th anniversary, having been founded in 1963 by the many women who built our organisation to what it is today.

It has been a testing time for many in the non-governmental and non-profit sectors, but we have managed to stay afloat to celebrate with our staff, beneficiaries, friends, donors and supporters.

As 2013 draws to a close, we would like … READ MORE

Continued success with Parent and Caregivers programme

Parents and caregivers completed a training programme in child development.

It has been said that parenting is the hardest job. In today’s society, parents need all the help and support they can get. It was for this reason that we started an ongoing Parent and Caregivers programme that better equips parents and caregivers to take care of their children.

The programme was presented, run and developed by Ikamva Labantu speech therapist, … READ MORE

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