Creating a better future for orphaned and vulnerable children through education and care

who we are

Siyabonga – Helping Hands for Africa is a registered Non-Profit Public Benefit Organisation based in Pietermaritzburg.

Our main donor is our mother organisation in Germany: Siyabonga – Helfende Hände für Afrika e.V (est. 2007)

At Siyabonga we are committed to keeping the child at the centre of all we do, to make a difference to each one, giving them that helping hand up into their future. 

what we do

Siyabonga Helping Hands for Africa owns two educational centres in Pietermaritzburg. The first centre in Esigodini was opened in 2009 and the second in Imbali at the end of 2013. We work hand in hand with the local school and local community. The schools identify and connect us with the most impoverished children being enrolled. Every year we take on 25 Grade 1 Learners per centre, we therefore support approximately 300 learners (Primary and High School) per Centre. In addition we support about 80 pre-schoolers in an outreach programme.

Since 2017 we offer a “Gap Year” Programme for our school-leavers who have not found employment or a place to study. This is a wonderful, uplifting experience for the youngsters.

Through our sponsorship we also buy school uniforms and pay the school fees annually. The children come to our centres after school where they have a hot, nutritious lunch prepared by professional caterer, Fedics KZN, and then participate in our educational programme. We encourage sport, soccer for the boys and netball for the girls and we have qualified social workers to support the children and their families with any challenges they may face.

you can help

Siyabonga Helping Hands for Africa only exists because so many people care for others and want to help them achieve a better quality of life. No contribution is too small. We are grateful for the help we receive from our individual sponsors as well as the businesses who include us in their corporate social responsibility programmes.

A Word

From Our CEO

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– Annette Pfeiffer

Our School

Facilities and Organizations

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Sponsored Children

Preschool Outreach

Gap Year Programme


Get In Touch

Office:  37 Taunton Road, Wembley, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

Telephone: (033) 815 1040


Office Hours: M-F: 8h00 – 16h00


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