Building homes for vulnerable children with help from our partners
Our eco-tunnel for preparing seedlings.
Two worlds meet - an exuberant Vusi Khubayi arrives in England
Looking after my sister is hard work when I'm thristy.
HIV has no compassion ...... but we do
Home food gardens: "My cabbages should win the competition!"
Future leaders - team building challenges
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Rowan (14 months) is a living miracle. Read his amazing story.
We warmly welcome you to Thembalethu.
Together we can work to overcome our challenges
  • Behind dark clouds-the Son shines

    Our Vision

    Our VISION is to see the communities we serve free of new HIV infections, and that those who are already impacted by HIV, chronic health issues and/or

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  • Meeting together is important

    Care for children

    It was heartbreaking to see so many 'at risk' children together at our first event in 2001  

    Our child care program aims to address

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  • HIV prevention and capacity building

    Focusing on youth

    'Youth helping youth' is a vital component of our services.  We developed a unique and highly successful program called "Youth in Action-Challenged to take control." We were able

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  • HIV and AIDS support

    Home Based Care

    HIV and AIDS continue to weave a trail of devastation in the community. Although anti-retroviral (ARVs) are more readily available through the government clinics, and testing for

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Our Partners - together creating a better world

From small beginnings now working with 
local, national and international partners.

Since we started our work in 2000,  our most important partner has been the community we serve.  Thembalethu has been in the unique position to play a vital role in bringing external programs and aid into the Nkomazi region while at the same time meeting the strict monitoring criteria of supporting partners and donors. The coordination and implementation of programs has resulted in thousands of people benefiting and, today, we see a community working to create a better life for all.

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Our Mission is to help those who need help! to offer
hope where there is none!

5 -Child-Grin with hat(Photo-Hilke Linnartz)"Mission: To provide services which motivate individuals to contribute to a dynamic civil society which cares for all vulnerable children and alleviates the suffering of families affected by HIV and AIDS and poverty.”

Thembalethu Nkomazi is a grassroots, non-profit non-governmental (NPO and NGO), Community Based Organization (CBO) with Public Benefit Organization (PBO) status, and able to offer a Section 18 certificate for tax purposes. Thembalethu works to alleviate the effects of HIV and AIDS, poverty and a myriad of other issues in rural South Africa. We are located in the Nkomazi region—between the Malelane Gate of Kruger National Park, Swaziland,and Mozambique.

We invite you to explore the website and trust that you will find our journey of interest, but, most of all we hope that you will join us in paying homage to the many people who have proven that, even in the direst of situations, the human spirit is strong and resilient, and no matter what one's background, when given opportunities, one can truly excel. Check our success stories and personal stories . And .... please follow us on Facebook.

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Thembalethu's Ambassadors

Follow the amazing work of our youth drama team as they performed for church and school audiences in England and Holland.

112 Homes (Oct. 2015) built for children

Physical protection from abuse and security from bad weather are crucial and basic needs for our children.

Hot off the Press

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our book project - TiNyiko's Story.

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