Established in 2005 by Elizabeth (Lizzy) Monyela, Thuthuzela was initially an orphanage that provided a place of safety for vulnerable children in the Alexandra community. The ages of the children which were cared for at the orphanage, ranged from infants to those of school-going age. The orphanage provided meals, basic pre-school education and counselling to these children.
Today, Thuthuzela runs a fully-fledged day-care centre, in addition to the continued running of the orphanage. The day-care centre provides meals and basic pre-school education to the children living at the orphanage and other young children from the Alexandra community. With education being a primary focus area, Thuthuzela also facilitates the transportation of children to schools in surrounding areas.
Thuthuzela is also an active contributor in the community through an outreach programme whereby any excess resources and supplies, which are not immediately required by it are distributed to community organisations and individuals in need.