Established in 2002 in partnership with the Durban Children’s Society as a
meaningful and holistic response to the plight of children left without parents
THOKOMALA provides a number of com
munity family homes each housing six children, cared for by a foster mother.
Conservative estimates predict around 2 million AIDS orphans in South Africa by
2010, a figure which overwhelms government and calls non-government
organisations to action.
Since 2005 THOKOMALA is an independent section-21 company reliant entirely on
donations. THOKOMALA is overseen by a board of directors and administered by a
We provide a holistic solution to positively impact the lives of children
infected and affected by HIV and AIDS so that they are able to occupy their
rightful place in society.
This is achieved by providing a unique, independent and professionally managed
orphan care programme leveraging partnerships with community organisations,
government, donors and donor organisations.
To be recognised as the best orphan care programme through which children have
the opportunity to reach their full potential.
To serve the children directly in the THOKOMALA homes and the children
indirectly in the respective THOKOMALA communities by providing them with as a
normal home environment and the best possible quality care to ensure a better
To grow our network of homes and the children that we reach by securing a
sustainable income and leveraging our partnerships to maximise our local,
regional and continental reach.
To deliver a unique orphan care programme that practises good governance,
transparency and integrity in all of its dealings – and therefore is credible
and attractive for donors and provides them with reputation building