‘What and who is Bambanani Projects?’
‘Bambanani’ translated from Zulu means ‘Helping Hands’. These hands speak of connection and touch and for this reason Bambanani Projects has been called to life!
Bambanani Projects is a non-profit organisation who desires to bring hope to those in need, irrespective of colour or race. We seek to connect the business world (and those who possess or manage resources) with the underprivileged and marginalized of society to build a bridge between the vast majority of people seeking aid, shelter, food, sanitation, etc.
Our focus area is the Transkei, in the Eastern Cape. The Apartheid government of South Africa set up the area as one of the two homelands for Xhosa-speaking people in Cape Province, the other being Ciskei. This area became an independent state in 1976, but this was a way of “making up for apartheid” and caused absolute isolation and increase of poverty in the area. The population of the area is estimated to be about 3 million people and covers an area of 43,798 km².
Bambanani’s main area of work is based in Thoboyi Village, just outside of Nqamakwe. Here we serve the people of the surrounding villages and have seen amazing transformation stories.
Our vision is to reach 100 000 people with life skills training and mentorship as we develop leaders who can mentor their own.
KINGDOM WELFARE PROJECTS (KWP) KWP was started in 2013 by Lizet Bodenstein. KWP assists in the delivery of food, furniture and basic need items to wide base of communities in …
Our desire is to see the less privileged uplifted and empowered to bring change in their own lives and the community. We do this through: Mentoring and leadership development Life …
Thank you to our sponsors
Thank you to our sponsors
Henk and Marise Kleinschmidt
Henk and Marise have been involved in Bambanani Projects since 2011 and have seen countless lives uplifted and changed. Henk’s passion is leadership training and development. To see leaders stand up in a community and bring change to their environment. He has traveled extensively throughout South Africa as well as internationally, attending as well as teaching at leadership development conferences. Marise obtained her degree in social work from the NWU Potchefstroom in 2008 and has since then been involved in numerous social development projects. She has a strong passion and drive for the welfare and edification of the children in these areas.
Skills development We will start with programs to train the locals in farming and business. From these programs opportunities arise to assist the strong candidates to develop community businesses. Children …