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

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  • Sponsor a Child

    Sponsor a child and become a Godparent or co-Godparent...

    Spend only € 300 per year and we will ensure that your godchild receives a school uniform, will be monitored by a mentor on a...

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    Sponsor a child and become a Godparent or co-Godparent...

    Spend only € 300 per year and we will ensure that your godchild receives a school uniform, will be monitored by a mentor on a monthly basis and get the opportunity to take part in outings, camps and the other educational activities the BIA program has to offer. Regular correspondence between our godparents and children are facilitated to ensure a positive bond between godparents and children.

    If you would like to become a co-godparent you can share in the progress of one of our older students (14 years and older) who have been selected to attend local boarding schools of educational excellence. They are there as a result of their hard work, dedication, and determination.

    Born in Africa assists them financially with school and hostel fees, transport, uniform, school equipment, and extra mentorship to help them with school projects, and social support.

    All godparents and co-godparents are receiving the following three times a year: progress letters, school results, and information about your godchild. And of course you can visit your godchild and correspond with him/her.


    Your
    contribution of € 300 to Born in Africa is spent as follows:

    € 260 will go to the educational costs of your godchild

    -       € 80 Academic support:
    School uniform (jersey, rain jacket, shirt, pants, socks, shoes, backpacks and school supplies)
    Homework classes, computer classes, vocational guidance, study methods and teacher’s assistants

    -       € 80 Life skills:
    Educational trips and educational camps
    Creative workshops (needle-and woodworking, swimming, gardening project, singing lessons, public speaking and more)

    -       100 Social support:
    Weekly personal mentoring
    Home visits and parent meetings
    Health checks with referral

    € 40 is spent on central administration and general expenses

    -       1.5 full-time administrative staff

    -       Editorial Newsletter and reporting to the godparents

    -       Housing, general costs, postage

    Kindly contact us at info@borninafrica.org if you have not had a reply within three days of submitting this form.

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    FAQ

    How do I become a godparent?

    You can become a godparent via our website

    Can I choose the child I would like to support?

    As godparent you have a choice should you prefer to support a girl or a boy. You are also entitled to decide on the age of the child you would like to support. You can also decide whether you would like to sponsor the co-godparent program. These are students of 14 years and older who attend a more costly school where we take care of school fees, transport, hostel accommodation, uniform and stationary costs. BIA ensures regular correspondence between godparent and child.

    Because we have 400 + children in the program it is recommended that you support our co-godparent program. As mentioned above the older students’ education is expensive and we spare no costs in insuring they receive the best education available. We strive for quality instead of quantity.

    What information do I receive from my godchild?

    Once you have been acknowledged as a godparent or co-godparent you will receive an introductory letter which will include details of your godchild and photos. You will also receive detailed information on the godparent sponsoring program and our latest newsletter. Three times a year can expect a letter, picture, camp evaluations, etc. from the child your are supporting.

    How do I pay my sponsorship?

    There are three possibilities to make your payments. A monthly payment of € 25, € 75 per quarter or a yearly payment of € 300. We will however notify you shortly before your yearly contribution comes to an end with the option to renew.

    The BIA bank details are:

    Born in Africa- adoption project Plett
    Robert Dalechamplaan 4
    1200 Brussels
    BIC number in Belgium: HBKABE22
    IBAN number in Belgium: BE25 8845 0350 0182
    Name of Bank: RECORD
    Name of Bank : RECORD – Raes Leo BVBA, Torrekesstraat 14, 1820 Steenokkerzeel

    Tell me more about correspondence with my godchild?

    As a godparent we encourage a personal connection between godparent and child. Three standard envelopes containing the progress of your child, photos, school results and personal letters are mailed in May, August and December.

    All correspondence runs via BIA.

    Born in Africa
    Att. (name godchild) + school
    PO Box 1674
    Plettenberg Bay
    6600
    South Africa

    Can I mail a parcel or deposit money for my godchild?

    Sure, but we would advise to send a maximum of 2 parcels per year. Perhaps one for Christmas and one for his or her birthday.

    To deposit money it is possible and we suggest you contact BIA beforehand. We will discuss with you what is most needed by the child.

    The best is to deposit the amount in the BIA account in Belgium using the reference: gift (name of child and school).

    Photos are taken when gifts are delivered and this way we ensure you share in the happiness. These photos are mailed in your next envelope.

    Is there a time limit on being a godparent?

    It is to the child’s advantage to support him or her for a minimum period of three years and we advocate this. Usually Customarily the sponsorship lasts until the child has completed his or school career. Should the student move on to tertiary studies we include him or her as part of the co-godparent program due to the high educational costs.

    It is important to stress that there are many factors at stake due to the personal nature of the program. BIA reserves the right to conclude the agreement should the child relocate to another area, or for whatever reason the child leaves the program. In such a case we will immediately notify you and give you the choice of another child. Each case is handled according to its own merits just as each child has his or her own personal needs.

    Can I visit my godchild?

    Certainly. BIA regularly welcomes godparents visiting. Kindly contact us before your visit and we will arrange the meeting at the BIA office in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa. After your visit, a BIA representative can accompany you and your godchild to his or her home and this way you can meet the family.

    How does BIA run the program from South Africa?

    The Born in Africa team takes charge of all financial facets. The adoption program payments are spent on the educational and social progress of your godchild exclusively. € 300 per year is spent on the school uniform, educational camp, outings, mentorship fees and administration costs.

    The older children in the study bursary program acquire the opportunity of getting quality education and BIA takes full responsibility for their financial needs which include school uniform, school fees, hostel and transport fees as well as valuable mentorship. They are also included in our educational camps and outings.

    Am I able to terminate my BIA sponsorship as a godparent?

    Should you need to end your sponsorship due to unforeseen circumstances we kindly request you to inform us as soon as possible.

    This gives offers us the opportunity to seek new godparents for your child which will ensure stability for your child. Rest assured that your child will remain in our database until new godparents are found.

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  • Sponsor a Dream in Africa

    Born in Africa always encourages children to believe in their dreams and we strive to translate dreams into reality by turning them into goals, with a plan and a deadline to aid the...

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    Born in Africa always encourages children to believe in their dreams and we strive to translate dreams into reality by turning them into goals, with a plan and a deadline to aid the process. Dreams can come true in Africa too!

    The aim of the project is to inspire our learners. If they can start beliveing that their dreams are possible and worth reaching for, the hope is that they will be motivated to chase their dreams with greater fervor. Every month we will be choosing one dream from a "dream board" created by BIA learners. These boards are put on display in schools where learners will be able to see one another's dreams and see the dreams that have come true. 

    We rely on sponsorship to make dreams come true and normally raise funds for each dream individually. The option to fund part of a specific dream will also be there for donors, or an entire dream altogether. For more information about upcoming dreams and donations, please contact us at info@borninafrica.org.

     Dream it! Believe it! Achieve it!

    Dreams Come True 2016

    Here are the dreams that have come true so far in 2016!

    Click on the dream you would like to view.

    Dreams come true! 2015

    Here are the dreams that have come true so far in 2015!
    Click on the dream you would like to view.

    Dreams come true! 2014

    Here are the dreams that have come true so far in 2014!
    Click on the name of the child whose dream you would like to view.

    Dreams come true! 2013

    Have a look at the dreams that came true in 2013 when the Dream in Africa program started...

    April 2013 - "Eye operation for vision disorder"

    Dreamer: Imogene Krigga

    The Dream: Imogene was born with Amblyopia, a vision disorder where the eyes do not see in a synchronized way. By 9 years of age, the brain normally shuts off the impaired eye and the child affected then only has vision in one eye. It is unfortunately not something that the brain can “unlearn”. Her dream was to see in both eyes!

    The Process: Born in Africa visited optometrist Dr. Roger Brink of Mossel Bay who recommended we proceed with the operation. We then made an appointment with ophthalmic surgeon Dr Peter Harpur of Knysna. He was very keen to perform the operation and actually became our hero in the process. He negotiated special rates with the Knysna Private Hospital as well as Dr Sarah Bayman the anaesthetist.

    Funding: Born in Africa immediately set out on a fund raising campaign and thanks to Imogene’s Born in Africa godparents – the Vanhaerents family, Nicole Dupreez and the Sabrina Love Foundation as well as Rolf Sieper and his daughter Ines Steinberg of Germany, the money for the operation was raised in record time! Thank you to everyone involved!

    Dream Come True: The surgery was performed on Monday 22 April 2013. This is a day that Imogene Krigga, now 16 years of age, will never forget. The next morning when she opened her eyes and realised that the operation had been a success. After 16 years of having difficulty with reading, sports and school work as a result of her eye, she can now see! Imogene visited Dr Harpur for her post op check-up and he too established that there has been a substantial improvement.

    May 2013 - "To help animals at the SPCA"

    Dreamers: Ellen Kleinsmidt and Nicole Jacobs are two BIA children living in Kranshoek , about 15 km Plettenberg Bay. Ellen is currently 10 years old and Nicole is 11 years old and both are in Grade 4.

    The Dream (Ellen): Ellen is one of our BIA children who will go very far in life. Although her parents are overcome with poverty, this young lady is not going to let this stand in her way. She works very hard at her schoolwork, excels on the athletic track and she has a passion for animals. So much so that she wants to be a vet one day. She wants to work with sick animals, heal them and ensure they lead the quality of lives they deserve. Ellen currently feels very sensitive about the state of the animals, horses and cats in Kranshoek. Every day she sees animals suffering as they are neglected by their owners. It has been Ellen’s dream to do something about this tragic situation and the BIA/DHL “My dream in Africa” has come to the rescue. She has been selected as the month of May dream.

    The Dream (Nicole): Nicole and Ellen are best friends and Nicole is the more introverted of the two. She too lives in Kranshoek, as a matter of fact she lives only a couple of houses from Ellen. Nicole is a very sensitive young girl who has a passion to please others. She is most happy though when she can spend time with her dog at home. The only issue there is that she feels that her family and friends need to be educated more on the welfare of animals. Therefore her dream was to work with animals, learn all about them and then in turn teach others. The family are very poor as well and there is not always food to feed her dog, but she says that she always gives him some of her food. Wow, this little girl has a big heart!

    The Process: BIA contacted PAWS (Plett animal welfare society), who is the Plettenberg Bay Animal Welfare Society and they are involved in most of the animal rescues, community immunising projects, local spaying programs etc. They have a very successful rate of re-homing animals as well and their staff are very passionate about what they do.

    Dream come true: Nicole and Ellen are spending Fridays with the PAWS team at their headquarters situated just outside Plettenberg Bay. There they will be able to have some “hands-on” time assisting with the care of the animals. The knowledge they gain will most certainly be of advantage to both of them when making their career choices one day.

     

    May 2013 – "To have my own cupboard"

    Dreamer: Rickell Williams is a year old girl living in the Green Valley Township with an astonishing household of 11 people! Her mother is currently fostering 6 children from the street, besides her brothers and sisters. A person would expect a fair amount of jealousy as she has to share her mother with so many other siblings, but this remarkable young lady has embraced everyone in the household and has learned to share all she has with them.

    The Dream: Rickell shares her clothes with the others in the household and the only wardrobe in the house is an old, wooden, loose standing kitchen cabinet in the bathroom. Her dream is to have her own cupboard and some new clothes to put in it.

    The Process: BIA searched for a sponsor to buy her a proper wardrobe for her bedroom and to fill it with clothes.

    Dream Come True: Ton and Kora Coenen, Born in Africa god parents, decided to sponsor this dream. We would like to give our sincere thanks to them for Rickell’s new cupboard!

     

     

    June 2013 - "Soccer boots, shin guards and tracksuits"

    Dreamer: Masibonge Vusani. This young man is in grade 9 in Plett Secondary School. He lives in Kurland Village with his parents, brother, two sisters and three cousins. All together they are 9 people living in a wooden shack with two rooms and a kitchen. During the winter it becomes unbearably cold especially with the rainy season. Despite the harsh conditions Masibonge remains an upbeat student who loves soccer.

    The Dream: Masibonge’s dream was to receive a pair of soccer boots (size 7 Adidas- predators), shin guards and a tracksuit. Soccer is his passion and he truly loves playing it. He represents his school team and is a member of a local soccer Club in Crags. His dream was to have his own soccer boots as he feels it will lift his performance on the field as well as his confidence in general.

    The Process: BIA searched for sponsors to make Masibonge’s dream come true and to help him toward success in his life as a soccer player!

    Dream Come True: Ton and Kora Coenen, Born in Africa god parents, along with DHL Holland, decided to sponsor this dream. Ton and Kora bought Masibonge soccer shoes, shin pads and socks, whilst DHL Holland sponsored new tracksuits for the whole team. What a wonderful dream come true!

     

    June 2013 - "A brand new bunk bed"

    Dreamer: Little Keenon is 8 years old and he attends the Special Needs Class at Formosa Primary school. His mother left him and his two brothers and moved away with her boyfriend after which he moved in with his aunt in New Horizon. Currently, he is living with 8 people in a small two bedroom house.

    The Dream: Keenon’s biggest dream was to have a bed of his own. He was sharing a bed with his grandfather, brother and cousin. Just imagine sharing a double bed with 3 other family members! It must be very difficult to get a good night’s rest and still concentrate and perform well at school.

    The Process: BIA decided that a bunk bed would be the most practical solution as the room the family sleeps in is very small.

    Dream Come True: Ton and Kora Coenen decided to make Keenon’s dream come true. They bought him a brand new bunk bed and he was delighted to have the top bunk all to himself. BIA also supplied him with some linen and a blanket.

     

    July 2013 – “Experience the beauty of the ocean”

    Dreamers: Dehane Barnardo (15), Selena Panadza (8), Monique Louw (16) and Gabriel Malgas (11) are four children in the BIA program.

    The Dream: Although they live along the picturesque coastline of Plettenberg Bay, they had never had the opportunity to enjoy the ocean. It was their dream to experience the beauty of the sea and the abundant life it has to offer.

    The Process: Born in Africa contacted Offshore Adventures in Plettenberg Bay concerning the dream. They were glad to be able to help make this dream come true.

    Dream come true: What a dream come true! The learners went on an exhilarating boat ride followed by a swimming with seals in the beautiful Robberg Bay. They were fully equipped with wet suits and snorkling gear and the Offshore Adventures team helped to take pictures underwater with their action camera. For more information on the company, the different trips and adventures they have to offer, see their website: www.offshoreadventures.co.za.

    July 2013 - "To visit a bakery and learn to bake"

    Dreamers: Two Born in Africa students - Amor Adams from Crags and Kaysorane Campher from Kranshoek.

    The Dream: The girls were eager to spend a day at a bakery and learn to bake their own delights.

    The Process: Born in Africa contacted one of our most esteemed bakeries in town, Clare’s cakes, one which we have formed a relationship with.

    Dream Come True: They got to spend an entire day at the bakery, meet and spend time with the staff, learning the ins and outs of the baking. They were taught the art of icing, got to bake their own fairy cakes and the Pièce de résistance was of course that they got to take it all home with them to share with their families. Clare, thank you so much for inspiring these young girls! You welcomed them into your shop and made them feel at home.

    August 2013 - "Dream make-over"

    Dreamers: Our dreamers are a group of Born in Africa girls. Lancola Goeda, Charlize Damons, Renate Bailey, Tamryn Attwood, Relishia Krige and Ruwaida Kam

    The Dream: These girls all dreamt of having a make-over and visiting a salon one day like they imagine a lady would.

    The Process: Exclusive Hair Plettenberg Bay were happy to help make this dream come true by giving each of the girls a hair and nail make-over. 

    Dream Come True:  The ladies were treated to creative nail art by nail technician Runette and their hair was done by the Exclusive Hair team. Should you wish to get involved or if you would like to learn more about the “Dream in Africa” project, please visit www.dreaminafrica.com. Every day is another chance to make a dream come true. Together we can make a difference!

    August 2013 - "To have a drawing board because I drool on my work"

    Dreamer: Pedro Le Fleur. He is a student in Leigh Dunn’s ELSON class (Education for Special Needs).

    The Dream: Pedro wanted to have a drawing board to use at school. He normally drools on his work because the muscles on the left side of his face are paralyzed.

    The Process: A local couple in Plett, Johan and Colleen Van Rensburg, heard about Pedro’s dream and decided to make it come true.

    Dream Come True: The board was made according to what Pedro needs, especially for him. He is now able to work more effectively and was absolutely delighted with his dream come true.

    September 2013 - "Our dream is to fly"

    Dreamers: Carey-Ann, Sharlene, Zodwa, Amber-Jayde and Miekylia.

    The Dream: These BIA girls dreamt of seeing the world from up high, to travel in a plane or helicopter.

    The Process: We contacted local pilots and got a response from Anthony Harris who owns his own two-man plane.

    Dream Come True: Each one of the girls were taken for a flight which lasted several minutes, with beautiful views of the Robberg Peninsula.

    September 2013 - "Our dream is to learn to fish"

    Dreamers: Michael, Kyle, Delano, Darchen, Devon and Torique.

    The Dream: The boys dreamt the dream of many a young man, and that is of learning how to fish with a fishing rod in hand.

    The Process: Born in Africa contacted Enrico Fishing Charters and they were willing to help, sponsoring a large part of the dream. We were also contacted by Ton and Kora Coenen who generously donated fishing equipment and further helped to make this dream come true.

    Dream Come True: The boys were taken out on Enrico’s boat by Rudy who taught them a bit about what they need to know when going fishing, such as the ins and outs of using bait and tackle, how to cast properly and information on fishing regulations in the area.

    October 2013 – “Our dream is to do gymnastics”

    Dreamers: The group are all in Kranshoek Primary school - Sade Wiesie, Andrea Olivier, Celine Olivier, Monique Bailey, Ellen Kleinsmidt, Lucile May, Marcelle Patterson, Antonio Aaron, Marshel Williams, Jeandre Matthews, Nicole Ludic, Nicole Jacobs, Lenishia Cloete, Thoman Roman and Desire Williams.

    The Dream: A total of 14 BIA students dreamt of doing gymnastics, something which they never had the opportunity to do in their circumstances. One of our volunteers, Alexandra Rondas, started a gymnastics class using an old mattress and her knowledge of the art. The learners loved the class and dreamt of one day having their own leotards and being able to use real gymnastics equipment.

    The Process: Born in Africa contacted Knysna Gymnastics Club to see whether they would be able to help and they were very eager to do so. Meanwhile, Alexandra continued with lessons and also raised funds independently to help make the dream a reality.

    Dream Come True: Every child in the group was given their very own leotard. We then took them to the Knysna Gymnastics Club for an afternoon of activities. There, the group watched a demonstration by professional gymnasts which greatly inspired them. This was followed by rotating from platform to platform in smaller groups where they were taught how to do various gymnastics movements and use the gymnastics equipment! Their determination was evident by how hard they tried and concentrated, all of which was followed by huge smiles. Afterward, they also had a chance to mingle with the Knysna gymnasts with cupcakes in hand. What a dream come true!

    October 2013 – “Our dream is to see and touch snakes”

    Dreamers: Four Crags learners - Narswhin, Josleigh-Ann, Lona and Mizaan

    Dream: Their dream was to see, touch, learn about and get to know real snakes in person.

    The Process: We raised funds and contacted Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary, owners Michael and Emily, who kindly gave us a discount on entrance fees.

    Dream Come True: The dream came true with a visit to the snake park. Albert, their guide for the day, gave the children lots of cool and interesting facts about the snakes. His insight and knowledge of the animals, as well as his love for them, was very evident. They were nervous and a little scared at first, but very brave as they warmed up to these cold blooded animals with Albert’s help. We are sure that they will remember the valuable lessons they learnt and this “dream come true” experience for the rest of their lives!

    November 2013 – “To visit a restaurant”

    Dreamers: The group consists of Ayesha Majavie, Bridgette Titus, Caitlin Miggels, Chardonay Philander, Darielle Bailey, Estee Quinch, Fazela Kiewiets, Jake Johnson, Keashwin Samuels, Nicole Ludick and Simamkele Tyam.

    The Dream: This group of 11 Born in Africa dreamers wanted to visit a restaurant in Plettenberg Bay. Many of them had never eaten at a restaurant before!

    The Process: Shafick Philander’s godparents, Gilbert & Lieve van Caeneghem-Joosten, heard about the dream and immediately contacted us offering to make the dream come true.

    Dream Come True: We contacted Spur about and they gave us a lovely discount which included a burger, chips, cold drink and ice-cream for each child. They also had lots of fun with balloons, masks and in the play area at Spur.

    November 2013 – "We love music"

    Dreamers: Dannolene Cassel, Verushka Damons, Lorenzo Baartman, Enrique Sam and Luciano Aweries.

    The Dream: All of these BIA learners had a “music” related dream so we decided to combine them for our second November dream come true. Dannolene and Veruschka dreamt of learning to sing, Lorenzo wanted to have a recorder, Enrique’s dream was to have a guitar and Luciano a keyboard.

    The Process: An enthusiastic couple, Alec and June Bradley, who had heard about the project us from BIA board members, contacted us wanting to sponsor the entire dream! We also got in touch with local Plett Music Academy who gave us a discount on vocal lessons.

    Dream Come True: Dannolene and Verushka have started with vocal lessons, Lorenzo was given his recorder and Enrique and Luciano also received their instruments with great pride. What a dream come true!

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  • Tertiary Education Scholarship

    Quality high school and tertiary education is of great value, and by sponsoring this project, you ensure that the costs of high school, university and college are covered as well as our...

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    Quality high school and tertiary education is of great value, and by sponsoring this project, you ensure that the costs of high school, university and college are covered as well as our tertiary educational needs of our students are catered for.

    Regular updates will be sent to you-a guarantee your donation is making a difference in a young person’s life.

    When you give a free donation for the study bursary students you will receive an update about the running of this project. At the end of the year you will receive news about what the students achieved and what the plans are for the next year.

    Have a look at more information about our tertiary students.

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  • Support our Homework Centres

    We currently run three homework centers which cater for the extra educational needs of the BIA children. This is a safe place for them to complete their daily homework under supervision,...

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    We currently run three homework centers which cater for the extra educational needs of the BIA children. This is a safe place for them to complete their daily homework under supervision, work on school projects, perform extra language and mathematical revision, and receive additional computer training. In addition to the afternoon classes, BIA supports a specialized reading program by employing three full time reading assistants in three of our schools. They act as aids for the class teacher by focusing on the individuals who need extra help with basic reading skills.

    By supporting this project you truly aid in the educational development of our disadvantaged youth. After your donation you will receive info about the running of the homework classes and the assistant teachers. Also at the end of the year we will update you with info about the programs and the plans for the next year.

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  • Make an Independent Donation

    All donations, large or small are very welcome- the money you graciously donate goes to fund BIA projects and individual assistance such as visits to the dentist, doctor or optometrist.

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    All donations, large or small are very welcome- the money you graciously donate goes to fund BIA projects and individual assistance such as visits to the dentist, doctor or optometrist.

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  • Supporting BIA in a Fun Way!

    Help us by organizing a fun event, such as a fundraiser party, a spaghetti evening, a music concert, selling goods at your local flea market, and more.

    Our experienced team of volunteers...

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    Help us by organizing a fun event, such as a fundraiser party, a spaghetti evening, a music concert, selling goods at your local flea market, and more.

    Our experienced team of volunteers can assist you to make this a memorable event in aid of BIA. Complete the form and we will contact you! Also, see examples of some fundraisers below.

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    Buckinghamshire BIA Charity Golf Day

    Jane and Alan Bradley organise golf days with raffles and some great auction prizes. The funds raised go the Dream in Africa project.

    BIA team in Meetjesland

    Over the past months the Born in Africa Meetjesteam has not been sleeping!  They have been very busy fundraising for our new Kranshoek classrooms. Marathons, breakfast walks and bake sales are just a few of the activities they have been keeping busy with. In January 2017, 5 of the couples will be visiting South Africa to help furnish the classrooms. What an enthusiastic team! 

    BIA Team Fundraising in Norway

    Toralf and Reidun Nordbotten are BIA godparents from Norway. They spend the summer months in South Africa volunteering for BIA and the remainder of the year Toralf is actively involved in doing fundraising for BIA, with golf days and other events. Another enthusiastic couple who find ways to support BIA in a fun way!

     

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  • Volunteer in South Africa

    Would you like to become a volunteer for Born in Africa in South Africa? click here.

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    Would you like to become a volunteer for Born in Africa in South Africa? click here.

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  • Support us with your Business

    Born in Africa is a transparent, efficient and well-oiled organization.  It would be our pleasure to partner with you in the CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) of your business....

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    Born in Africa is a transparent, efficient and well-oiled organization.  It would be our pleasure to partner with you in the CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) of your business. As a responsible organisation rooted in the South, we can help to broaden your CSR. You also have the option of sponsoring a scholarship or a specific project which will then bear your company’s name.

    We refer you to our other partners who already have BIA as a structural part of their social corporate responsibility. Contact Born in Africa using the company sponsorship form or contact us directly via our Corporate Fundraiser, Jaak Leenknegt, at jaak.leenknegt@gmail.com.

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  • Put us in your will

    Include Born in Africa in your will or make a donation through ‘duo legate’.

    Even after you are gone, you can make a difference for a child’s education.

    If Born in Africa is dear...

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    Include Born in Africa in your will or make a donation through ‘duo legate’.

    Even after you are gone, you can make a difference for a child’s education.

    If Born in Africa is dear to you, you can include BIA in your will. This way you can posthumously help out the organisation.

    Supporting BIA can even be profitable for your heir, if you do it through a ‘duo legate’. This is a legal way of ensuring that your heirs can receive more than through a ‘normal’ inheritance, and at the same time supporting a charity. When you make a donation through ‘duo legate’, appointing BIA and the people to whom you want to leave your inheritance as beneficiaries, Born in Africa will pay all inheritance taxes, including those of the other beneficiary. Profitable for BIA as well as your heir(s)!

    An example (Flemish tariffs)

    … a ‘normal’ legate: Jan has no children. He leaves € 25,000 to his niece Inge (and nothing to charity). Inge will have to pay an inheritance tax of 45% (highest tariff for nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles and ‘strangers’) = 25,000 x 45% = € 11 250. This leaves Inge with € 25,000 – 11,250 = € 13,750.

    … a ‘duo legate’: Jan divides his € 25,000 between his niece Inge (€ 15,000) and BIA (€ 10,000). Inge does not have to pay inheritance tax, because it will be paid by BIA. Inge will receive € 15,000. BIA will pay the inheritance tax of 45% on Inge’s part of the inheritance (€ 15,000 x 45% = € 6,750) and 12.5% tax on the other part of the legacy (tariff for acknowledged organisations) (€ 10,000 x 12.5% = €1,250). This way, BIA will receive (€ 10,000 – 8000) = € 2,000.

    For more information based on your particular situation, contact your notary or Jaak Leenknegt at BIA (jaak.leenknegt@gmail.com).

     

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