Hope for our Community

We help underprivileged children and
unemployed youth.
Providing day care, a feeding program and
skills development.


Ithemba Labasha means ‘hope for our children’ in Zulu and is an NPO run community centre in Shaka’s Head, just outside Ballito. We run full day care for toddlers who get fed breakfast and lunch daily. In the afternoons after school, local school children come to the Centre for a daily hot cooked meal, Monday to Friday.

In the near future we are hoping to start an after hours training programme, to teach basic trade skills to the unemployed youth in the area, eg electrical, plumbing, painting, hairdressing etc.. giving them a better chance at employment.

What We Do


Up to 45 toddlers in full day care


able to feed up to 100 School children daily


No Government funding


In order to make this the shining light in the community, that we are aiming for, we need funding. Supplying good nutritious food is high on the priority list, as these little kiddies are in their formative years and their little bodies and brains can’t develop to their full potential if they are undernourished!! There are also basic costs to be covered like electricity, water, gas, security, maintenance etc. With an income of R20,000.00 per month great things can be achieved at the Centre. We are hoping to reach this target by getting MANY people to give a LITTLE, on a monthly basis.!!

Our aim is to get two hundred people to donated R100 each on a monthly basis, that would bring us to the R20,000.00 target. I know that there are many people who would like to make a difference, but just don’t know where to start, or think they can’t afford to help the underprivileged. By setting up a very affordable debit order of R100 a month, one can become part of a group of caring citizens, who are “Transforming Hardships into Hope” What a wonderful feeling waking up every morning, knowing that YOU ARE making a difference in somebody’s life.

200 x


= R20,000 + HOPE


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