Devastating fires in Hout Bay in 2017 caused many people to be displaced and left destitute. 

Devastating fires in Hout Bay in 2017 caused many people to be displaced and left destitute. 

The Amazing Human Race campaign was birthed from the most devastating fire in history.15,000 homes of families were lost; dignity and hope shattered.  Men and women from Hout Bay to around the world answered the cries of those devastated.  Relocated to the sports field. In Hout Bay families suffered further loss without the essentials of human rights.  City of Cape Town has relocated everyone back to the IY community as of 18 December 2017. 

iKhaya le Themba staff and local volunteers donated and tirelessly gave of their time, talents and Funds to replace uniforms, shoes, stationary along with food and sundries.  Light and life began to dawn again in April as the resilient community we know them to be. 

The Year 12  students from The Simunye 2016 trip rallied together to raise funds to support Ikhaya through this terrible tragedy. This is indicative of the impact that the project has on our students long after they ahve returned from the trip. 

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” ― Edmund Burke