Our Mission

Who We Are

We aim to restore hope and develop people to a point of self-reliance. We exist to transform the lives of the destitute and vulnerable in South Africa through our Education, Health and Training projects.



To transform the lives of the destitute, forgotten and vulnerable in South Africa through educational, health and training projects.  


To restore hope and develop people to a point of self-reliance

Core Organisational Values

Team | Integrity | Compassion | Stewardship | Professionalism | Loyalty

Educare & High School


Teach & Equip

Themba Training

Helping New Mothers

Mama Themba

Connecting people

Themba Connect

Thembalitsha was founded to empower South African people and develop them to a place of self-reliance.

Kate Pienaar Christie

Great staff. Great management. The foundation is doing an amazing job in helping and uplifting the community.

Pinky Ngcuka

Thembalitsha does what it says it does: renews hope by providing health, education and training to those in greatest need.

Helen Baxter-Southworth
Make a difference

Sponsor A Desk

Did you know that you can change a life with only R250/$20/£10 a month. Join the Thembalitsha Foundation in restoring hope and transforming lives by sponsoring a desk for our Health, Education and Training initiatives.

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We are hope restorers

We are Thembalitsha

We are a diverse team of people who seek to restore hope. Since 1997, Thembalitsha Foundation has invested in the communities of South Africa – inspiring change and offering a hand up rather than a handout. We are committed to addressing the socio-economic challenges of the poor, vulnerable and marginalised people of the Western and Eastern Cape by developing them to the point of self-reliance through the provision of healthcare, education and training.

Our core values are: Team, Integrity, Compassion, Stewardship, Professionalism and Loyalty

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When translated from Xhosa, our name “Thembalitsha” means “new hope”.

Our Aim

At Thembalitsha, we aim to restore and bring a new sense of hope to the destitute, forgotten and vulnerable people of the Western and Eastern Cape.