Support Education.
Deliver Hope.

A Big Sawabona!

“I respect you. I value you. You are important to me.” 

This African greeting represents how we honour those we support and who support us.

Every individual deserves a chance to have a bright future. This is getting harder and harder especially in countries like South Africa. We are handpicking organisations who provide and support quality education and qualify as a trustworthy partner to receive funds and our support. We aim to make sure every cent you donate has a positive impact without incurring administration costs.

Your donation will help give hope for a better future to those who truly need it

What we do

Sawabona Africa, a registered charity in Germany, partners with small community- based charities in South Africa offering educational programmes.

We assess organisations and projects by the Sawabona standard 

We build trusted and open relationships with our partners in South Africa

 Our donations go directly to selected projects without an administration fee

We follow and document individual support stories

Our focus areas

Supporting charities and projects who improve lives of individuals through the following programmes:

Education and mentorship

Skills development

Sports and art

Wildlife and environment

Who we support

Sawabona Africa partners with two amazing approved charities who focus on education and mentorship.

Bright Start

provides access to quality education to children from poor communities in Cape Town, South Africa.

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Phakamani Young Minds Academy 

offers academic assistance, support, and mentorship to learners in Soweto, a large township in South Africa.

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Our Campaigns

Success Stories



First child to join Bright Start. She attended the German International School: ‘I had an amazing schooling career, and going to the German International School was the highlight of my career. It has taught me to be an independent youth and has opened many doors for me. Without Bright Start I would not be as passionate as I am today.’

Nicky is studying a BA in International Studies at a top South African university.

Read More of Nicky’s Story

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Graduate of Phakamani Young Minds Academy:  ‘I joined PYMA in my last year of school. At PYMA the Tutors listened to what my challenges at school were and found ways to assist me. I also learnt study methods from other students in the academy. I become interested in my subjects at school and my grades started to improve. I successfully passed my final exams.’

Busisiwe is currently working as a Tutor at PYMA and looks forward to new opportunities,


Make a donation and know that your donation will go directly to your project of choice

Sawabona Africa does not charge an administration fee.
All administration fees are covered by donations from Board Members.
Donations made in Germany receive a Tax Certificate on request.