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A leading, dynamic organisation, professionally enhancing self-reliant communities


Bonne Esperance

The goal of our programme is to increase the quality and scope of services offered to refugee women and children by enhancing their social, cultural  and economic potential in South African society.

We see ourselves as contributing towards the challenges on the Africa
 continent; working to address challenges of refugees and asylum seekers
 through partnerships with communities and organizations that work
 towards greater human security and development.

What We Do ...

• Provide a temporary safe shelter for 120 refugee women and children.

• Reintegration of refugee and asylum seeker women into South African
 society by equipping the refugee women with the skills to make them
 self-confident independent human beings in their new home
 environment. Abused women are supported and the cycle of violence
 broken; young people are guided toward gratifying lives.

• Developing local collaboration and networks: by helping to build
 institutions and structures for refugee integration; building bridges
 between local communities and newcomers/refugees. This helps to
 foster and build sustainable peace and assists in developing
 reintegration models.

• Facilitate education/training to cater against racism, xenophobia, war and social violence.

• Increase refugees’ participation and strengthen the voice in the
 surrounding communities in order to increase service delivery.


• Together with our partners and similar minded organisations we have addressed the xenophobic violence which erupted in May 2008. As an organisation we have assisted a total of 20,000 people.

• In the reconstruction and rehabilitation phase, we  have assisted 60 families with reintegration and rehabilitation in the surrounding communities of which most came from Samora Machel.




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Play helps the little ones work through the trauma of having to flee their homes in war-torn countries to the north



The children were fascinated by the arrival of the geese ...



... and interested in learning about vegetable gardening!



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