Stories of hope

Community Connection

Community Connection

‘Community Connection’ is a key goal for the team at Waterfall Pre-Primary School based on the iThemba Campus, in Hillcrest. Principal, Paula Mason, recently shared ideas and teaching tips with Elizabeth Ngongoma, founder of Siyajabula Crèche, and Eunice... read more
Project Joy gains momentum

Project Joy gains momentum

“Our Upper Highway community is the heart of the ‘Project Joy’ story,” explained Tayla Blades, Donor Relations Manager at Focus on iThemba. “Investing in early childhood education is the foundation for economic prosperity, and through the warm-hearted support of... read more
Siyajabula Crèche Celebrations

Siyajabula Crèche Celebrations

Joy, excitement and appreciation were a few of the emotions used to describe the atmosphere at the opening of the renovated Siyajabula Crèche in Embo on 28 November. With the support of the Johannesburg based beauty company, Justine, through the company’s Thuthukisa... read more
Little Heroes of Hope

Little Heroes of Hope

The young boys and girls from Waterfall Pre-Primary School, based on the iThemba Campus, are Focus on iThemba’s littlest Heroes of Hope and have embraced the ‘kindness is cool’ movement. They came together and kindly donated children’s clothing, toys, nappies... read more
Collaboration leads to unique crèche opening

Collaboration leads to unique crèche opening

The official opening ceremony of Bright Zondi’s crèche, Siyabaphephisa, in Molweni on Monday 31 July was a festive and poignant occasion. Siyabaphephisa Crèche, meaning ‘we are keeping children safe’ in isiZulu, caters for 35 children from babies to 4 years. Designed... read more
Mandela Day Kindness with iThemba and Hirsch’s Hillcrest

Mandela Day Kindness with iThemba and Hirsch’s Hillcrest

On 18 July an excited group of staff members from Hirsch’s Hillcrest accompanied the Focus on iThemba team to Swelihle Crèche as part of the Mandela Day 67 minutes of kindness movement. The crèche, which is a 10-minute drive from the iThemba Campus in Hillcrest, is... read more

Focus on iThemba assists with Teacher Training

The year is well underway, and Focus on iThemba is making great progress at our 8 ECD centres in the Valley of 1000 hills! Twenty-three teachers who work at these ECD centres have begun their teacher training courses through Nelru. Their incredible progress is all... read more
Score BBBEE points by partnering with Focus on iThemba

Score BBBEE points by partnering with Focus on iThemba

Focus on iThemba has been in existence for over 10 years now. During this time of working in the adjacent rural communities, there have been wonderful success stories of dark hopelessness being turned into bright success. You can help Focus on iThemba celebrate even... read more
Academy School Play

Academy School Play

The Focus on iThemba Academy is a Foundation Phase School (Grade R to Grade 3) in the heart of Hillcrest, which offers 100% bursaries to deserving children from the adjacent Embo Community. Studies have shown that if a child cannot achieve the required level by Grade... read more