History

History of iKhaya 2

2004:

  • Organisation founded, board formed and NPO status achieved.
  • Bank accounts open.

2005:

  • Staff employed to develop relationship with the community and from this, inform the direction of the organisation.

2006:

  • Relationships with significant community leaders and organisations deepen through offering of Life Skills classes for schools, holiday clubs for children and HIV/AIDS support groups for parents.
  • Land secured on 29 year lease from YMCA and building plans completed.

2007:

  • Children’s After School program piloted and evaluated
  • Building plans submitted to council and approved
  • After School program opens 3 afternoons per week for 40 children

2008:

  • Community worker and children’s worker employed
  • Programs continue 3 afternoons per week for 70 children
  • Funding secured for stage 1 building and building commenced

2009:

  • Housekeeper and groundkeeper employed
  • Program opens 5 days per week with Intensive Care program for children directly impacted by HIV/AIDS
  • Preliminary drawings for stage 2 and 3 of building completed

2010:

  • Stage 1 building complete and opening ceremony held March 6th
  • Parent committee formed
  • Plans for Stage 2 building complete and funding sought
  • Parent education workshops commenced (Adult Education Pilot)

2011: 

  • Stage 2 building complete
  • Community Consultation held and new strategic plan formed
  • After Care Program opens 5 days/week for 90 children

2012:

  • Director interviewed by LeadSA and article published in the Cape Argus
  • After Care Program opens 5 days/week for 105 children
  • Parent Centre opens: Literacy, computer and basic finance workshops commence

2013:

  • After care program optimised at 90 children for 5 days a week
  • New Program Manager employed to oversee After Care Program
  • iKhaya le themba’s first Open Day held on 16 March
  • Plans for Stage 3 building complete and funding sought
  • Community Development Program and Parent Centre Program formalised to complete the holistic model of care alongside existing After-School Care Program

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