One Mother’s Dreams For Her Kids || a day in the life

Learn Abigail’s story, mother of Nothando, Ozzy, and Thuba, who participate in the After School Program. by Cintia Roberta Potelecki Abigail is a single mother. At 36, she works from Wednesday to Sunday in Nelspruit, a neighboring town about 32 km from Embonisweni, where she lives alone with her three children – Nothando, Ozzy, and […]

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Getting Ready for School || a day in the life

by Phoebe Giffey-Brohaugh Njabulo was up by 4:30 this morning, because his dad went to work. When his father works, he gets up early to say goodbye. When we arrive at 6, his niece, Mbali, is unusually quiet, because she has just gotten out of bed. Njabulo is busy with trying to find his belt […]

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Local Baker Contributes a Unique Donation

“You don’t have to have much to make a difference.” A group of TTH staff and volunteers piled up into the gray condor, our trusty ministry vehicle. It was filled with all the typical supplies for the After School Programs for the week: vegetables in bulk, bags of maize meal and beans, beef bones, dishwashing […]

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The Importance of Local Leadership

“Our community is a part of our responsibility, and we have to care for each other.” Lennon Malambe is one of our staff members in South Africa. He is from a local community called Embonisweni, where we run one of our after school programs and some of our leadership training. He first joined in 2010, […]

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When We Share Our Stories

Last week we had a team of four women from Texas volunteer with Ten Thousand Homes in South Africa. On Sunday evening, they hosted a ladies’ night at a local church, inviting women from a small community called Embonisweni. The event had one simple goal: to share stories and experiences with each other.   These […]

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How netball is creating belonging

Sports are a big deal in South Africa. Between soccer, rugby, netball, cricket, and a few others, most of the children in our programs at Clau Clau and Embonisweni love sports– following the season on TV, watching local community teams, and learning technique from a young age. The sport culture in South Africa is taken […]

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Amazing Freedom || Sarah’s story

Our Season of Service program is more than short-term volunteering. We think that each person who dedicates their time, money, and talents towards working alongside us doesn’t just have the opportunity to give. We hope there is something incredible and life-changing to gain. We are dedicated to creating an atmosphere of belonging for everyone who […]

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