Welcome to Born in Africa

We aim to stimulate social and educational development in children who live in poverty, striving to create economically self-sustainable adults

Born in Africa provides academic, social and life skill programmes to children who live in the townships in the Bitou area of South Africa.  The academic programme focuses on education and tertiary studies.  The social programme is driven by individual mentorship.  Our life skills programme enriches our learners by exposing them to life outside their rather limited daily routine.


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20 years Born in Africa

Born in Africa celebrated its 20th birthday in 2023 and we thank all who visited one of the festivities or supported us this year!

Picture1We also wrote a book about the past 20 years in honour of this special milestone! To buy your copy and for more information- https://www.borninafricaboek.com/

Have a look at what happened and the prestigious award that Isabelle received;



Abigail Gouws

Abigail Gouws

Tertiary institution: University Stellenbosch
Field of study: Bachelor of Science in Medicine

Abigail, or Abby as she is well known...

Anastacia Olivier

Anastacia Olivier

Tertiary institution: Varsity College

Field of study: Bachelor of education, Intermediate Phase (gr4 -7)

Hi, my name is...

Anelisa Mbopa

Anelisa Mbopa

Tertiary institution: Stellenbosch University

Field of study: Bachelor Social Work

Anelisa grew up in Kranshoek and was accepted...

Annilin Mouton

Annilin Mouton

Tertiary Institution: Emmanuel Nursing College, Oudtshoorn

Field of study: Higher certificate in Nursing

Annilin Mouton grew up in...

How to help

Inspired by our success stories? 

Contribute toward the ongoing achievements of our organisation by monthly bursary contributions or organise a fundraiser to support our programs or assist us by creating worldwide awareness!

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Sponsor a Child

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...



As a small but steadily growing organisation, there is always a need for help with the daily running. In order to be able to invest as...

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There are various ways of donating; you decide where your money goes!

In Belgium, all donations over €40 a year are entitled to a...

Born in Africa is proud of its students!

Thanks to all our sponsors, godparents and volunteers, 36 students are studying further in 2024.

We would love to share this success story of Born in Africa alumnus Micail Booysen with you!


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