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Reading time

Thursday, February 08, 2018

Our children loved having the visitors here this week. Here you can see Caroline Riedel reading a story to the children!


Vivid teaching

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

What is our teacher Thandi doing here, you might ask? She is calling on her inner actor and dramatizes the story of “The Lion and The Mouse” to her children...what a nice idea, well done everybody



Farewell for Chris

Monday, February 05, 2018

Good morning and happy Monday from iThemba! Last week, we had to bid farewell Chris who has assisted us with so much during his short stay - thanks a lot, especially for supplying our kids with new tooth brushes, a donation by him, his friend Simon and other friends of him! He took care of our children's dental hygiene and he explains: “One big point on our daily agenda has been brushing teeth to keep the caries away. This has always been so much fun and its better to learn with a minty breath.” Thanks Chris for your support



Keeping our school clean

Friday, February 02, 2018

A very good way to start the new year: Keeping our school clean! Thank you to our learners and their teachers for supervising this task. Happy Friday from iThemba!


Visitor time at iThemba

Thursday, February 01, 2018

Susanne popped in last week and brought Christina Kern along to visit us. Thanks so much to Christina for the clothes and other goodies, she will be back in February again


New & old learners settling in again

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Good Morning everybody! Fun times at iThemba: Our new little ones seem to be enjoying their new environment, inside and outside.


Our other learners are very happy to be back at school too


New toothbrushes

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Chris and his friend Simon popped in at school last week. Thanks to both gents who brought us toothbrushes for the children, we had sufficient to start them off for the new year!


Monday Funday!

Monday, January 29, 2018

Good morning from iThemba! Last week, we had fun outside:

Emily is seen playing a game with the children.

We were also doing fun things inside:

Chris spent a day with the Grade R learners... We hope your Monday is also going well


A warm welcome!

Friday, January 26, 2018

A warm "Welcome" to all our new children and their parents, and "welcome back" our old children and their parents! We trust that we will all have an awesome year working towards our children’s growth. Most of the new learners have settled in very well, with a few tears and sad faces in the morning only.


We are back from holidays

Monday, January 22, 2018

Good morning everybody! The year is already in full swing and our learners from the iThemba pre-primary school have been back 1 week! We will share more updates this coming week...happy Monday from iThemba and a big smile :-)


700 kids, 700 dreams, 1 School: phase one

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Today was the first day at iThemba Primary School!

We were all super excited and well done everybody! We are so proud of our 105 children

Thanks to Help Alliance, Riedel Kinderstiftung, Accion Humana and all of our Lufthansa colleagues, the employees of ITSM Group, friends and supporters, who helped to make this dream become a reality. 

Here are the caterpillars:

And the bees:

And finally the butterflies:


Happy Festive Season!

Friday, December 22, 2017

We wish everybody a happy Festive Season :-)



Summer break

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

iThemba is officially on summer holidays until 15th January! A huge thank you to our staff for their dedication, commitment and hard work throughout the year. Thanks so much to the iThemba Board members, Help Alliance, all our sponsors and donors for their support during 2017, we are super blessed. We wish you all a blessed and safe festive season, and look forward to be back in 2018


School season is almost over!

Monday, December 11, 2017

Last week, we still had children coming to school until Wednesday. Our children received another gift which was made up of many of the donations we received during the year, be it sweets, toothpaste, clothing, toys and educational items. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our visitors and donors who contributed towards this project and made it a success


A smile says it all

Friday, December 08, 2017

The smile says it all… Calvin was not at the end of year party last week so Lena delivered his gifts to him Happy Friday from iThemba!


Welcoming a new volunteer

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

A warm welcome to Chris who will be volunteering at the iThemba primary school for some time! He came last week with Arne and Susanne for a visit to school. Thanks to Arne for the sweets he brought with. In the pic, you can see Arne (middle) and Chris (on the right) assisting Lena and Charmaine (very left) in the kitchen :-)


Annual concert & graduation

Monday, December 04, 2017

Here are some impresssions from the annual concert and graduation that took place on Saturday 25 November.

Our children made us, their parents and friends so proud! It was beautiful, to see our children so confident  


Once again we say goodbye to our Grade R learners who will be moving to the primary school. Thanks to Susanne and Siegfried for handing the certificates to our Grade R learners.


Visitor time

Friday, December 01, 2017

We had visitors again lately: Susanne paid us a visit last week, accompanied by Siegfried Riedel, his daughter Caroline, James Russell and Sheetal Makhan. Thanks to Siegfried for the bag of sweets he gave us! Happy Friday from iThemba


Storytelling action

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Storytelling is such a big part of being a child, and enjoyed even better when someone tells it to you…seen here is Emily telling her learners a story of wild animals!


Fun activities at iThemba

Monday, November 27, 2017

Who is stronger when pulling the rope? Last week, our learners had a game day and had so much fun Happy Monday from iThemba!

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