Where We Find Hope || a day in the life

by Phoebe Giffey-Brohaugh Vuyisile, Ruth, and Silvia feed up to 100 children twice per week in Embonisweni, South Africa. Growing up in the township life is a rollercoaster; it is a simple, communal culture, and it is filled with difficult obstacles that both children and adults must face everyday. The township of Embonisweni is no […]

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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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[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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