Stories of hope

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
iThemba Academy – Kearsney Mini Hockey Stars!

iThemba Academy – Kearsney Mini Hockey Stars!

Every child deserves to be exposed to sport from early age – studies have shown that sport develops the five ‘C’s’, which are critical for youth development: “Competence, confidence, connections, character, and caring”. Many children from previously disadvantaged... read more
iThemba Academy – little people learning to give back…

iThemba Academy – little people learning to give back…

Sue Sage, our Academy principal, is incredibly passionate about encouraging our learners to find ways of helping others, even when you have very little. This led our Grade R class to think outside of the box, by creating small gift boxes for children at a crèche in... read more
Sithanda and Focus on iThemba Golf Day

Sithanda and Focus on iThemba Golf Day

We are fortunate enough to have made friends with an organisation that believes in the power of togetherness. The youth of today, are the future leaders of tomorrow, and it is incredibly encouraging to see a group of young people, working together to make a... read more

Meet Amahle

Early Childhood development is a game changer. Meet Amahle, one of the Grade 1 students benefiting from quality foundation phases education at the iThemba Academy. The iThemba Academy is a buzz with fun, laughter and learning as the year started off on a high note.... read more
The Founders Story

The Founders Story

Focus on iThemba was established in 2003 by Danie van den Heever, a local businessman and his wife, Judy. Danie volunteers his business knowledge to the successful operation of this well established accredited non-profit, public benefit organization (18A).  The 48... read more