[10k Talks: violence] The Stats

Last year I spent about five months back in the States while renewing my South African visa. During that time, I became aware of an underlying culture. For the first time, I was overwhelmingly aware of the acceptance of violence and crime in my home that I had never noticed before. I think moving to […]

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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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10k Talks: Conversations Inspire Change

One of the first steps in creating change is talking about the obstacles that are in your way. The Media Department at TTH has the privilege of documenting and tracking stories of impact and transformation. So often we see hope win in the long-run. We see children growing up to be leaders of their communities. […]

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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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Growing up in South Africa || an interview with Lennon

Lennon Malambe has been on staff with Ten Thousand Homes for the past 8 years. He grew up in Mbonisweni, one of the local communities we now work in. Today, we’d like to share with you his perspective on growing up in South Africa. What was it like growing up in Mbonisweni? “It was an […]

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