Born in Africa stimulates social and educational development in children, striving to create economically self-sustainable adults

Born in Africa stimulates social and educational
development in children, striving to create economically
self-sustainable adults

Meet our VIPs

Born in Africa draws support from many different people. Our highly regarded Born in Africa Ambassadors promote our cause with their involvement and project endorsement.

  • Paul Van Himst

    Belgian national soccer coach

    Paul has always been known as a top football coach- but he is also the proud godfather of a Born In Africa child. In the same way he motivates his players as a coach, he encourages others to do their best for Born In Africa.

    'The Born in Africa initiative is a great coach for the children from the townships. With the right help, these children will be making many “goals”! '

  • Tia Hellebaut

    Olympic gold medallist

    Tia’s dedication to her sport has earned her an Olympic gold medal in high jump, while her dedication to our organisation, using every available opportunity to promote our organisation, has made her a wonderful Ambassador. Tia is also a godparent to one of our Born in Africa children. Thanks to Tia’s never-ending support, Born In Africa will always raise the bar!

    Hard work and huge motivation is a lot, but sometimes not enough. Born In Africa’s children receive the necessary support to develop their talents. Therefore I am 100% behind it.

  • George Arrendell and Gina Brondeel

    George (Belgian actor) and Gina (lead singer of pop band X-Session) decided several years ago to be godparents of a Born In Africa child.

    Michael is now 9 years old and goes to school in Wittedrift. In the township, children are exposed to alcohol and drug abuse very early. Born In Africa plays a crucial role for them, helping them stay on track and encouraging them to go to school. During special workshops and camps delicate issues are discussed and children. We would like to give Michael the chance to grow into an independent guy who makes something of his life that is why we continue to support Born In Africa.

  • Kris Peeters

    Flemish minister-president

    Supports Born In Africa wholeheartedly, as he expressed enthusiastically at a recent fund raising evening in Brussels.

    I really admire Born In Africa! Support disadvantaged children in South Africa and helps them to a better future.

  • Karel van Eetvelt

    CEO of UNIZO

    Karel heads up a Belgian organisation for self employed and SMME’s has been a godfather for many years.

    I find it very gratifying to see how Devante has progressed in school. It’s wonderful to see how eager he is. These African children yearn for clear, quality training. Born In Africa encourages them and provides the necessary guidance. We also fully support Siya Phambili, a company founded by Born In Africa. This rapidly growing arts & crafts centre, run by mothers of children Born in Africa, already has more than 21 women working towards a better future for their families. Impressive!

  • Peter And Herman Van Rompuy

    Herman (President of the European Council) and Peter (Senator – Belgian Government) are both associated with Born in Africa. Herman supports his godchild, and Peter often promotes Born in Africa by attending benefits and fund raisers.

    Young talent in South Africa is too often lost as children grow up in disadvantaged areas. It is encouraging to know that an organisation like Born In Africa gives children, just like our girl Ellen, hope for a better future. Born In Africa warms my heart and I sincerely wish them very good luck for the future.