iThemba Projects community provide their own solutions

Stu Walker of iThemba projects wrote: ‘Thank you for walking this road with us. It will make such a massive difference to so many families. Most importantly it will provide sustainable food solutions for the long term.’ He was referring to the permaculture gardens that iThemba projects have been helping the residents of Sweetwaters to create. 

Stu also wrote, in early June: ‘We helped “Themba” (not his real name) set up his garden, and told him that he would need to figure out how to stop his chickens from invading it. Themba said he and his cousins would start work on it straight away. We went on to help at our second home of the day, and afterwards we walked past Themba's house to see that Themba and his cousins, hard at work, had almost finished their fence! How encouraging to see kids and teens like Themba who believe they have the power to solve their own problems and create solutions for themselves.’

iThemba’s activities in the community include food distribution, education on Covid-19, and creative ideas for activities to keep children busy at home even in households with minimal resources.