As of now we have 4 programmes that partner with the people of Sweetwaters. These programmes are bridging communities and empowering the people.




Every child needs the support and encouragement of someone older and wiser to walk life’s road with them, but especially children in Sweetwaters, where abuse, poverty, and poor education are the norm. Click to learn more.

The first 1000 days of a child’s life are the most important for their future development. Ensuring quality Early Childhood Development (ECD) is the best way to invest in the future of our nation.

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Early Childhood Development


Many children are malnourished and this impacts their behaviour, development, and educational achievement. In addition, there has been little education in the area related to the need to care for the environment. This is evidenced by the widespread environmental degradation.  Click to learn more.

In 2007, Nkosi Zondi gave iThemba a piece of land with the request that we build a community centre, starting with a preschool. On August 3rd, 2015, the preschool opened its doors to welcome the first class of students. Click to learn more.


We are currently reaching 11% of the kids and teens of Sweetwaters. To see the community changed we need to reach 60% - 70% of the children. If you would like to be a part of change, contact us to see how you can help.

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Phone:    +27 (0)31 0200 200


Physical Address:    8 Pin Oak Avenue, Hilton, Unit 07,

                             Pin Oak Park, KwaZulu-Natal,  3245 South Africa   //


Postal Address:    Box 765, Hilton, 3245 South Africa