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.


Logo2023Born in Africa is preparing for our 20th birthday in 2023! Celebrations will happen in Belgium and South Africa, up to you to decide which event(s) you want to attend! Let us give you an overview of what to expect...

Book 20 years Born in Africa

Picture1In Belgium there will be the book release on January 13th 2023. To buy your copy and for more information- https://www.borninafricaboek.com/


Visit Born in Africa

Those of you interested in paying a visit to South Africa are in for a treat! Born in Africa has planned an entire week full of activities and visits to schools to get to know the organization and its children better. ⭐️This week will be held from Monday 20th February until Friday 24th February 2023 and will include the following; ⭐️
- visits to all Primary Schools and Wittedrift High School
- opportunity for godparents to meet their godchild(ren) and visit their home(s)
- dinner with all godparents, -children, BIA staff and stakeholders
- festive march through the streets of Plettenberg Bay to celebrate our birthday!

If you are interested in attending this week, you can either choose to plan your own trip to South Africa OR you can join an organized trip (incl flights from & to Brussels and journey through the Western Cape) with De Blauwe Vogel.
More information: https://wetu.com/Itinerary/Overview/25e565c2-fa79-48c4-992f-54ffb2e6300a

Anyone interested in one of the above or who has any questions, please do contact us! For enquiries about Belgian festivities- georges.de.smul@gmail.com
For festivities in South Africa- info@borninafrica.org

Looking forward to celebrating our birthday with you in 2023!


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)

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Anesipho Songongo

Anesipho Songongo

Tertiary institution: Rhodes University

Field of study: 4-year Bachelor of science- Chemistry

Anesipho is a bit of an exemption to...

Avuye Mkalipi

Avuye Mkalipi

Tertiary institution: The University of Cape Town
Field of study: 3 year-BCom/BBusSc Actuarial Science

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How to help

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

Born in Africa is proud of its students!

Danelle successfully obtained her Extended Degree in Law in 2021.

We would love to share her final interview as tribute to Born in Africa with you!



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