In order to provide care and support in the community for orphans and vulnerable children and youth, a core team of Christian youth workers works for They range in age from 26 to 35 years and take care of the centre, as well as providing counseling for children and youth in the community.

Read more about our Youth Workers below:


Pastor Sthembiso Nkambule Youth Workers

Pastor Sthembiso Nkambule

Assistant Manager

Pastor Sthembiso is the Assistant Manager of  He plays a vital role coordinating projects and managing staff and programmes.

Pastor Sthembiso is based at Ekukhanyeni Christian Retreat Centre as a manager, as he continues his work with our community projects on a weekly basis spearheading our food distribution programme to the many children and youth in our Hope Clubs.

Space Makamu

Xolane Makamu (Space)

Community Development Manager

Xolane (Space) is running programmes for out of school youth and orphans from the LItsemba Centre in Daantjie, Pienaar.  He is the manager of the centre, as well as programme head of the Brothers for Life in Christ.  

Space is from the community around the Litsemba Centre and has his finger on the pulse of youth who are on drugs and into crime.  His work involves leading these youth into a new life style and a hope for their future.  He began the "Brothers for Life in Christ", a programme for boys using skills development, soccer teams and life skills training.

In addition to the Brothers programme, Space is also mentoring youth who are involved in the President's Award Programme.  We now have  about 50 youth who have made it to their silver and gold levels.  They must do many hours of volunteer service, training, sports and a three day adventure hike, in order to gain enough points to qualify for each level.  


Simangele Hlatshwayo

Simangele Hlatshwayo

Social Worker

Simangele Hlatshwayo is a registered social worker who works for and is based at the Litsemba Centre.  She assists orphans and vulnerable children with a multitude of challenges, from getting government grants, to family problems.  Her counselling skills and expertise assist us to provide excellent wholistic care to the children and youth in our programmes.  

Mbongiseni Nkosi

Mbongiseni Nkosi

SOS Programme Manager

Mbongiseni Nkosi is the manager of the Supporting our Schools Programme in South Africa which works through Hope Clubs in schools.  He works in partnership with an NGO in Canada called Reachout to Africa, which also runs Hope Clubs in Canada under a programmme called Schools for Schools.  This collaboration is changing the lives of learners in both countries.  

Senath Mashaba

Senath Mashaba

Young Women's Programme Coordinator  

Senath is the leader of our girl's programmes. She runs the Litsemba Pregnancy Care Centre Programme for women who are experiencing unplanned pregnancies.  Her services include follow up support, counselling, home visits, family reconcilliation and provision of immediate needs for newborn babies. 

Senath also runs Girl's Clubs at the Litsemba Centre, Homework Clubs for girls from Sibuyile Primary School, Teen Mom's skills and support programmes. 

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