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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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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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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Cultivating Hope

The head of her household by the time she was a teenager. Left without a model of a healthy family. Told by her teachers that she was stupid and unable to learn. And yet, she found HOPE. Everybody has a story. Although graphs and percentages make it easy to reduce people to a statistic, we […]

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Behind the scenes at the After School Programs

  Smiling kids. Plates of food. Fun activities. All of these things paint the well-known picture of the After School Programs that we help facilitate in Clau Clau and Embonisweni. But providing a place where children feel safe, receive a nutritious meal, and have space to learn and grow starts long before they set foot […]

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Meet our staff

You may have seen our faces across social media, but we figured it was about time that we officially introduced ourselves. We compiled a list of questions and set out to interview each of our staff members, and also asked each to write why they are involved with Ten Thousand Homes. Some questions are serious, […]

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A Bishop and his lads.

For the second year in a row our friend Steve, from YWAM Holmsted Manor in the UK, came for a visit and brought some friends. He simply put the word out that he was going to Africa to build a house and if you were keen..”meet me at the airport!” And we are very glad […]

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Dreams Become Reality

In the beginning of Ten Thousand Homes, as I would imagine with any ambitious endeavor, there was a desire to “make today count.” As we jumped off the cliff, so to speak, we were living as though this was our only shot. It was great, and our passion for making an immediate difference grew. As […]

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