Projekt iThemba elitsha – an after School Care Center in South Africa – An interview with Simone Dimmerling (initiatorin of the project „iThemba elitsha“) Hope for children and young people in South Africa: The project “iThemba elitsha” provides food for girls and boys in a youth center and offers them access to education. Interview is in German.

Christmas wishes 2020

The team of iThemba elitsha wishes a merry christmas and a happy new year.

Stay healthy

iThemba elitsha in times of Corona.

During school closings in South Africa, children can come to the Care Center all day, where all hygienic requirements can be met.


Naskoolsentrum amptelik geopen

After-School-Care-Center officially opened (you will find the complete article here)

Invitation to the opening cermony of the “iThemba elitsha” After School Care Center in Kleinmond
Place: iThemba elitsha After School Care Center
9th Avenue, Erf 8700, Kleinmond
(next to Mthimkulu Village)
Date: 20th of March 2020, Time: 11:00 am
We look forware to your acceptance by 02nd of March 2020
Thanks to all who have celebrated with us for the good cause.
It was a nice evening with good conversation, great atmosphere and € 1.400, which we collected for the kids in Kleinmond.

Meeting with Child Welfare and Themba Labantu e.V. in Kleinmond at 06th November 2019

From right to left:
Theresa Els (managerin Child Welfare)
Cherry Ronbeck (chairwoman Child Welfare)
Maretha Müller (accountant Child Welfare)
René Dimmerling (member of iThemba elitsha e.V.)
Simone Dimmerling (chairwoman iThemba elitsha e.V.)
Dr. Margarete Doppler (chairwoman Themba Labantu e.V.)
Klaus Doppler (member Themba Labantu e.V.)

On Tuesday 09th July 2019 the association “iThemba elitsha – new hope – e.V.” was founded.

Many thanks to the founding members and all future members of the association who support me in my heartfeld wish “a Care Center for the children in Kleinmond”!

Many thanks to the employees of Rheinschrift for their donation of 245€.

Thanks to everyone who celebrated with us for a good cause.

We had a wonderful evening and collected € 1,200 for the children in Kleinmond.

  • The idea to build a Care Center is born entsteht
  • Themba Labantu e. V. offers support
  • Visit in South Africa.
    The NGO Child Welfare is won as local partner
  • DER Foundation offers support
  • Visit in South Africa.
    Land purchase in Kleinmond is initiated
  • Visit of Themba Labantu e. V. in Kleinmond
  • The association iThemba elistha e. V. is foundedt
  • All formalities have been completed, the construction can begin.
  • Visit in South Africa.
    Meeting with all responsible peopleBesuch in Südafrika
  • The first children come to the Care Center
  • Opening ceremony