To empower people to create positive change – change in individuals, change in their communities, and eventually changes that impact the world.


After two years of on-the-ground research, Angela Larkan (Executive Director) and Tyler Howard (Programme Director) established Thanda in rural KwaZulu-Natal in 2008 to provide support for children through after-school programming.

Recognising a pressing need to improve food security and learning opportunities, Thanda also began offering Early Childhood Development and Organic Farming Programmes. Today, our core programmes include:

1. Early Childhood Development

2. After-school Programmes

3. Organic Farming Training

These programmes work in unison to provide a holistic and sustainable approach to empowering people to contribute meaningfully to their community.