South Africa

Lithemba Children and Youth Care

Lithemba Children and Youth Care was registered in February 2018. Lithemba Afterschool programme is an NPO operating during the afterschool from 15h00 to 17h00 – and on weekend 10h00 – 13h00 in Makhaza, Khayelitsha.

Our main objectives are:

• Organising of sport tournaments, arts competitions & educational activities in township schools i.e (Kasi Spelling Bee).

• To organise auditions / talent search to identify exceptional individuals and pass them onto specialised arts organisations for further development.

• Organising talent shows, community monthly showcases and entertainment in the parks for public recreational purposes.

• Assist coaches, interested children and women with business skills and mentorship.

• Providing life skills to all our beneficiaries.

The aim of Lithemba is to pull together all the great initiatives happening in our townships through the schools and many organisation based in our communities.

Working with partners we will coordinate an event that will engage a wider community participation and highlight organisation and individual efforts as well as the good work that is being done to inspire and empower our youths as a collective.

These initiative will create tangible results that will further and encourage young people as well as exposing the potential and exceptional talent whilst creating an opportunity for local, provincial and national scouting to an international level.

We thank you in anticipation and looking forward to your response in this regard. For more information please do not hesitate to call me at 084 692 6289.

Please list links to your Website and Social Media Platforms here: 

WhatsApp 061 505 4757

Describe in detail what your Organisation does: 

Afterschool – offering life skills
Business skills, Arts and Sport and recreation

How long has your Organisation been operational? 

8 months

In your opinion, what has been the most challenging aspect of running your Organisation? 

Accessing funding
Lack of computer equipment
Skilled staff in excel and website development

Describe your Nonprofit Journey in three words: 

It is possible hard and fulfilling. when you see the smiles of the people you try to help.

Do you collaborate with other Causes? If yes, would you like to mention them? 

Impendulo Primary School, Makhaza, Khayelitsha in Cape Town
Qhayiya youth care
Phumalanga 10 steps skills development

If you had one Organisation wish, what would it be? 

An opportunity to serve children with skills – funding for facilitators, equipment and food for 300 children.
Donation of computers and a car in order to transport children who stay far from the afterschool.

In your opinion, which skills do Nonprofits in your Country lack? 

Marketing, promoting and fundraising skills

Looking back at your Cause Journey, what advice would you give a newbie Organisation? 

Do proper research, partner with other organisation and ask for help.

If you could change one thing about the Nonprofit Landscape, what would it be? 

Not guaranteeing funding immediately after approved registration.

Which Cause achievement are you most proud of? Feel free to elaborate on why and include any links: 

Seeing children becoming confident in less than 6 months after they get a chance to play sport, dance or participate in drama. Those children stand a better chance of telling the teacher to repeat when they have not understood.

Last question, if your friends had to describe your Organisation in three words, which would they use? 

A greater need for the whole community of Khayelitsha not just the one afterschool, children need to be supported and kept away from streets and wrong influences.

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