Ikamva Labantuview all members
Established in 1992
Greater area of operation: Western Cape
Specific areas of operation: Nyanga, Guguletu, Phillipi, Cross roads, Kalkfontein, Langa, Du Noon, Masiphumelele, Khayelitsha
Beneficiaries per year: 450 per day
We work with community leaders, teachers, parents, caregivers and families. We listen to what they have to say and we talk about their needs. And then we empower them to find and implement solutions, enabling them to achieve independent and fulfilled lives for themselves and for those they help and care for.
About the Organisation
Every human being has the right to a dignified life.
Enable communities to be self-reliant because they have hope, information, support and resources.
- Community owned and driven:
Our work is always driven and owned by actively involved community members.
- Dedicated people:
We work with focused, selfless and cause-driven people who show tireless dedication to addressing community needs.
- Adaptable and responsive to need:
As thought leaders we recognise that community needs evolve and change and therefore our responses are flexible, forward-thinking and supportive.
We support the entrepreneurial spirit that drives community action to self-sufficiency.
We believe in the power of collaboration by connecting people and building their capacity.
Seniors daycare & clubs
We assist over 540 vulnerable elderly through our 17 seniors clubs where daily programmes include social activities, health monitoring, balanced daily meals and income generating projects. In addition, we assist seniors in caring for their orphaned grandchildren.
Other information about the organisation:
More than 90% of senior citizens in townships live on Government old age grants.
They are increasingly becoming sole breadwinners, second-generation parents and the core of the township family structure as they are often the caregivers of their orphaned grandchildren. Many of their own children have died of, or are suffering from, HIV and AIDS.
These elderly live in abject poverty, have the added pressure of being economically responsible for those in their care and the needs of this marginalised population group are largely neglected.
Ikamva Labantu understands the need of these vulnerable senior citizens for social interaction, places of safety and peer support and our Senior Clubs have become havens of light in their lives. Here they are offered care, love, food and companionship.