Abantwane Belanga Foundation – “Children of the Sun”, was founded in 2013 by four close friends Anke, Maarten, Miran and Ronald, who where touched in some way by the several events in South Africa, either because they work in this country (Maarten & Anke), either by many vacations (Ronald & Miran) or other reasons.There is a strong need for us to support several NGO’s in the Johannesburg area, permanently, from the Netherlands.
The story with Sithand’Izingane has dramatically changed at the end of 2019. The management of the NGO decided to cancel the partnership with our Foundation Abantwane Belanga but also with other sponsors. Reason for this dramatic change was the fact that the constant financial accountability to all the sponsors was too much and also the interference by some of the funds and sponsors was not acceptable anymore. We organised several talks and discussions with the management but the decision was already made and not revocable. A very tragic decision not only for our Foundation but even more for the people of the NGO. We regret this decision but we accept that the NGO make their own decisions and we are not responsible for any decision or policies by the NGO.
We think, partly because of our personal relationship with a number of other NGOs in the Johannesburg region, but also through our own network in the Netherlands, we continue to be a good mediator between these projects and many Dutch and South African authorities.
Thanks to years of experience with the Sithand’Izingane Care Project, we also expect to have the expertise to be able to convince the need for authorities to participate in the work and activities of our foundation and contribute to the welfare of a large group of children, youth and adults in the Johannesburg region.
Abantwane Belanga Foundation is well known with the variety of NGO’s and initiatives, and donated funds will be used directly for the project for which it is intended.
The foundation aims to provide financial support and/or goods to support one or more local projects (NGO) in the Johannesburg region, South Africa, which will improve the welfare and living standards of children and young people, infected and affected by HIV / AIDS.
We strive to achieve our goal:
- Acquiring donors and sponsors.
- The raising of funds by applying for grants.
- Organizing fundraising and other activities to financial resourcesacquire.
- The placing on the publicity of the plans through lectures, newsletter, website, leaflets and socialmedia.
- And to undertake further actions related to the above in the broadest sense or may be conducive thereto.