Why Sawabona Africa

Because we are passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of children in South Africa

Why we invest in education

Education. The key to enabling change

According to the Gini Coefficient, South Africa is one of the most unequal societies in the world, where unfortunately the gap between rich and poor has not closed despite the end of Apartheid nearly 30 years ago. Access to a good education is limited to those who can afford it, and the education system falls further into a crisis. Of 100 learners who start school, only 6 will manage to graduate with a tertiary education. Youth unemployment has recently risen to an alarming 70 %, and more people are relying on charitable giving to get by.

Given the right education, opportunity, skills, tools and guidance, we can finally break that cycle of poverty and give more children equal chances and a hope for a brighter future. We know that then the South African youth will thrive and contribute to building a better South Africa.

We want to offer new hope to the youth and children of South Africa with your help.

Support Education. Deliver Hope

Why Sawabona Africa


Because we love South Africa and we really care

Through partnering with small community lead charities, run by small teams of dedicated and passionate people, we believe that donations to these charities have a high impact. 

Our charities are carefully selected, relationships are transparent, we visit them regularly and we send all funds raised directly to our projects without an administration fee. Sawabona Africa is managed by a South African and those who love South Africa. 

With our big hearts, a passion to uplift lives we aim to offer hope so desperately needed.  We wish to share that passion with you and invite you to join us on this incredible journey.


“Do your little bit of good where you are;
It’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.”

Archbishop Desmond Tutu