where we work


Where we work


Born in Africa operates in four different townships around Plettenberg Bay in the Western Cape Province of South Africa: The Crags, Wittedrift, Kranshoek and Harkerville. We also work with Wittedrift High School and “Plett Secondary“, two high schools in Plettenberg Bay itself. We also contribute to smaller projects elsewhere in the Bitou Local Municipality District.

We work in these areas because of the social issues that still strangle the townships which were established in Apartheid times (1948- 1994). Every day we are confronted with the poverty children live in due to parents being unemployed or earning a very low income. This poverty brings along other problems such as health issues, little to no support for academic work at home, children being abused emotionally and physically, rape, alcohol and drug abuse, which result in a generally negative outlook on the future and a high drop out rate in high school.

Born in Africa's 3-fold strategy answers the children's and families' needs on different levels. Find out how our work supports the children who grow up in the different townships around Plettenberg Bay.

Harkerville Primary

Harkerville Primary

Harkerville Primary has six teachers educating an average of one hundred and forty students, therefore forcing the children to be divided into...

Kranshoek Primary

Kranshoek Primary

Many classes accommodate 50 students with only one teacher. As such, overcrowding (along with limited teaching resources) leads to a great loss of...

The Crags Primary

The Crags Primary

Kurland Village is a township in the Crags, located twenty-five kilometres from Plettenberg Bay, where many of its residents live in...

Wittedrift Primary

Wittedrift Primary

The Wittedrift community is situated fifteen kilometres from Plettenberg Bay in a very picturesque environment, in less than picturesque...

Plett Secondary

Plett Secondary

Extra care has to be taken with children entering secondary school since South Africa has such a high “school dropout” rate, largely in part...

Wittedrift High

Wittedrift High

Wittedrift High is a dual-medium (English / Afrikaans) fully integrated school which provides schooling to children of the greater Plettenberg Bay...

Formosa Primary

Formosa Primary

A huge school with more than 1000 learners, located just in the outskirts of Plettenberg Bay.