Leadership Course

iKusasalethu commenced a few years ago with 20 learners from one school, that we took to Spirit of Adventure. We are delighted to announce that now, in 2018, we are planning on taking 100 students to the leadership course on 7 June. These students are from 4 different high schools, namely Thabela, Kwantebeni, Khabazela and Nqunqulu High, all from the valley of 1000 hills. You can partner with iKusasalethu by checking our website http://ikusasalethu.hillside.org.za. If you would like to assist more students to be involved in our programme, then please make a donation into our bank account – iKusasaLethu, Standard Bank, Hillcrest, Account No. 058 098 992. The total number of students across the schools that iKusasalethu is working with now totals 1038. We thank our faithful donors for continuing to support the programme, and making sure that more young lives are changed by iKusasalethu. Should you require more information, please call: 0317653080 Or e-mail: joe@hillside.org.za

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Happy Holidays




iKusasalethu & staff wish all students, members, volunteers, fundraisers and friends very happy holiday and best wishes for 2017! It has been a hectic, productive, and jam-packed year; one filled with both excitement and with sadness. For the last few days of the year, I hope that your holiday is filled with peace, family, and good times.

God Bless you all!!!

2015 Holiday Club for KwaNtebeni and Thabela High school in Bothas Hill

Thanks to all the sponsors, Volunteers and the management for making the 2015 Holiday Club possible. The Pupil enjoyed themselves. Thank you


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Thanks To Little Heroes

Thanks to little Heroes for donating 1200 Easter Egg for both High Schools. KwaNtebeni and Thabela High. God Bless them.

2014 Leadership Camp

Spirit of Adventure:

September 2014 saw the youth workers take a group of learners to the Spirit of Adventure to teach them about leadership. This was a massively exciting outdoor experience, one that they can’t stop talking about. Some of their experiences –

By Skholiwe Mkhize, Grade 9:                                                                                                        

“The experience I had was super fabulous, it was a one in a million opportunity, and it was mind blowing. It was also very scary at first but as I started to feel more comfortable, it was fun. The scariest craziest thing I have ever had to in my life was to climb down a very huge wall, but I loved it! I got a chance to meet new people and get to know them better. Some of them even shared some interesting stories about their lives. Our team leaders taught us new methods on how to work well in team. I just wish that every day I could just go to spirit of adventure because it was so nice to bond with some learners of the other school. Wow! It was a crazy experience and I’m really grateful to all the dearest teachers who organised this wonderful day. I don’t have enough words to show how grateful I am”.

By Malinga Bhekithemba, Grade 8:

“I had a great experience when we went to Shongweni Dam. I got a chance to meet new people and get new friends. And got to do things that I never thought I will do in my life. I learnt that respect is very important in your life because you can’t go anywhere without it. I also had a chance to get to know challenges that other people are facing daily, so I know I am not alone”.

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… a creative afternoon of personal development for teachers

Teachers Workshop

Thanks to KwaNtebeni and Thabela High Schools for attending the teacher’s lunch and an inspirational talk by Jill Lawton (pastor and educational psychologist) on the power of the creative imagination which took place on the 24th of April 2015 at Hillside Café Voce. And Thanks to the sponsors of Ikusasalethu.

Here what the teachers have to say about the workshop:

Miss Shibula from Thabela High – “It was motivating and encouraging. We were so honoured to be invited in such a relaxation afternoon outside our work place. Not forgetting the refreshments!!! It was a Friday to be repeated”

Mrs Miya from Kwantebeni High Schoo- ” We will like to express our appreciation and sincere Thanks for  the good talk and lunch that we were offered by your NGO. We really enjoyed. God Bless”

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