Intern Whitney

My time here in Africa has been nothing short of wonderful. Getting to spend my time at Ithemba School all day has been so much fun. The kids have so much energy! The first day when I went into the school, so many kids ran up to me and just grabbed onto me and wouldn’t let go. They had no idea who I was, but they saw me and wanted to come love on me. I didn’t have a problem with that at all. I love when they come running up to me and wanting me to hold them…

Mary’s Story

When Mary first walked into Ithemba the light in her eyes and the joy in her smile set her apart. At five years old she was outgoing, confident and trying to find her way in a brand new community and a brand new country. Her little mind was like a sponge, soaking in new languages, new cultures and customs, new food, and new opportunity.