FOUNDED IN 2004 BY A GROUP OF TEACHERS FROM AFRICAN COUNTRIES REFERRED TO THE LEAP SCIENCE AND MATHS SCHOOL BY THE SCALABRINI CENTRE, A CAPE-TOWN-BASED, NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION WHICH HELPS REFUGEES INTEGRATE INTO THE SOUTH AFRICAN COMMUNITY AND ECONOMY.
Sammy Ntumba, the current Director of the Ithemba Lethu Learning Centre, was one of the first group of Learning Centre leaders where he has overseen the growth of the Centre to serve over 1 000 learners per year ranging from 12 to 18 years in Langa, Gugulethu, Nyanga, Crossroad, Philippi, Delft and Kalkfontein. In August 2015, the Ithemba Lethu Learning Centre (meaning “hope”) became a fully-fledged, free-standing initiative when the entity was registered as an independent, non-profit organization.
We strive to create and develop a replicable and sustainable model of successful, after-hours direct academic and psychosocial support for marginalized children in Cape Town and surrounding areas
Develop secondary school academic foundation through the provision of after-hours academic support focused on maths, science and technology
To identify, enroll, train and develop educated African refugees and foreign national citizens to teach South African students, thereby supporting their integration into the South African society and economy.
OUR + PROGRAMMES
Ithemba Lethu provides extra tutoring in primary and high school in mathematicis, science and life science (Grades 6 to 12). Ithemba Lethu helps learners improve their academic understanding and school results through the following programmes:
- Primary School Programme
- High School Programme
- Matric Rewriting Programme
- Langa Computer Facility