iThemba Esther Model (iThemba Homes)

For nearly 15 years, Focus on iThemba was involved with cluster foster care for orphaned and vulnerable children where homes on campus offered them a place of acceptance, love and refuge. Through the kindness and generosity of many donors and partners, our team was able to lovingly provide wholesome support to each ‘iThemba Kid’, ensuring they received quality education, support from our Social Worker and an easy integration into a loving family.

From 2016, the iThemba Homes concept was adapted into the Esther Model whereby the few remaining children in our Homes Programme were housed off campus by families who wished to foster an ‘iThemba Kid’ in their own home.

Focus on iThemba continues to provide professional support to the remaining iThemba Kids and families through the expertise of our incredible Social Worker who spends time nurturing relationships and guiding them along the journey of life! Our team financially support the families with the funds required for education, clothing and food.