Opening of the iThemba LamaMpumuza Community Centre

Opening of the iThemba LamaMpumuza Community Centre

The sensopathic garden that will be enjoyed by those making us of the Community Centre

The sensopathic garden that will be enjoyed by those making us of the Community Centre

On Friday the 11th of September spirits were high at the newly completed iThemba LamaMpumuza Community Centre. Fruition of a long-held dream, Sam and Stu Walker, two of the founders of iThemba Projects thanked the community, the Inkosi Zondi, community leaders, parents, learners, Board Members, Volunteers, Funders and many more for their input into the journey to the opening of this vital Community Centre.
As Stu Walker expressed in his speech, his wife Sam, a member of the Hilton Baptist Church had a vision many years ago of a school on a hill in Sweetwaters that would serve the larger community well. From humble beginnings way back in 2004 when a concerned group of people from Hilton Baptist Church met to discuss what could be done to help uplift the neighbouring poor and disadvantaged community of Sweetwaters iThemba projects officially launches the Mpumuza Community Centre.

iThemba Projects' Stu Walker gives the guests the run down of the journey to the opening of the Community Centre. He is with the construction workers who were an integral party of getting it done on time

iThemba Projects’ Stu Walker gives the guests the run down of the journey to the opening of the Community Centre. He is with the construction workers who were an integral party of getting it done on time

Inkosi Zondi (the local king of Sweetwaters/Mpumuza) was so impressed with the work he had seen iThemba doing in Mpumuza, that in 2007 he granted them a piece of land so that iThemba could have a permanent base within the community. This expanded the vision to include building a Community Centre that will not only allow iThemba to run their current programmes more effectively, but will also make it possible to serve the community in new and exciting ways. Have a look at the story about the building on their website called “It’s about the people” … https://ithembaprojects.exposure.co/a-building-thats-all-about-people

Induna Ngcoye enjoys the little ones' contribution

Induna Ngcoye enjoys the little ones’ contribution

iThemba Projects partners with the people of Sweetwaters (Mpumuza), to transform a generation of kids and teens through education and mentoring so that they may bring hope to their community, and be a light throughout South Africa. The iThemba journey is filled with amazing moments of “firsts” for this impoverished community – the Jabulani Kidz Club, a Camp for Teens, the establishment of a preschool in the area, a full time director for the iThemba Trust, a cross country running club ….

cutie kidsiThemba signs and teddy ed156 sep15For the full story have a look at http://www.ithembaprojects.org.za/