ABOUT US

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.

OUR MISSION

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.

PRIMARY SCHOOL

This programme currently provides 3 hourly sessions per week for 30 to 35 weeks in a school year. It operates at 11 schools through the areas we operate and we focus on grades 6 and 7. We currently have 1 047 learners enrolled this year.

HIGH SCHOOL

This programme currently provides weekly Saturday class (3 hours) in mathematics, physical science and life science for 30 to 35 weeks in a school year. It currently operates at the LEAP 1 campus in Langa where it serves 300 students from approximately 30 schools.

MATRIC REWRITING

This programme currently provides a full year programme for 45 students who have either failed matric or fail to gain a diploma or bachelor pass due to mathematics, mathematical literacy, physical science, life science and accounting.

LANGA COMPUTER FACILITY

We maintain a fully equipped computer laboratory in Zone 17, Langa which provides ICT skills training to Grade 7 and high school learners.

LETS CHAT

We would love to hear from you and see how we can help

Call us on

+27 (0) 21 012-5067

Come find us at

St Francis Catholic Church Centre, Ndabeni Street, Langa, Western Cape

Email us at

info@ithembalethu.org