What we do
Thembisa, established in April 1988, is a UK registered charity based in Oxford and run by volunteers in the UK and South Africa.
- Funds are raised through donations, events, Christmas card sales etc.
- All projects are vetted before being adopted, their progress is monitored, and reports published in the annual newsletter, "Thembisa Today".
- The Trust's finances are handled by Charities Aid Foundation (CAF).
- Administrative costs are covered through the Membership Scheme so that 100% of all donations are given to projects.
Thembisa has funded about 75 projects since the Trust was founded in 1988. As of March 2015, project funding amounted to about £302,000. Projects supported are all at the grassroots level and are as diverse as orphanages, preschools, employment opportunities, self help training schemes, leadership training, social empowerment, handcrafts, clean water supply, and more.