Stellumthombo cultivates hope in everybody excluded from opportunities and those who have a yearning for access to personal and community development. This is achieved by decreasing the alienation in our community and the dependence of short term aid or handouts, but strive to implement sustainable, accountable relationships and development opportunities.


Straatlig is a project aiming to create a haven for those living the fringes of society, especially those living in poverty. This haven is created by focusing on the caring and personal development of the homeless, destitute and needy people in the Greater Stellenbosch area.  Our vision is to facilitate a process of healing, to restore hope to those that have lost a positive outlook on life and to empower people to live meaningful lives.


BecomingKids is an early intervention program focusing on high risk children living in the Cloetesville area. This program address the needs of the children through a holistic approach focusing on physical, social and emotional wellbeing of each individual child. The program is based on the philosophy that children needs to be children and strives to create a safe space where they can flourish as individuals.


The Masandise project gives support to first generation students coming from neglected or broken backgrounds. Masandise attempts to not only give financial support, but also the necessary emotional and social support they need to excel in their studies. This project is based on a mentorship model where there are continuous contact with the students.


Cultivate hope for everybody

We believe that hope is very scarce in our town, country and world, and throughout our projects we strive to cultivate hope in the lives of everybody involved (beneficiaries and volunteers).


Poverty is understood in terms of people suffering from some type of social exclusion. We believe that we need to decrease alienation in our society and through that create equal opportunities for all

Mutual relationships promote sustainable change

We understand that change does not happen overnight. All our programs have an emphasis on individual relationships, and mentorship which is the only way through which we believe sustainable change can happen.

CSI Donations

Stellumthombo is a registered NPO with PBO status. This means that by making a donation to help fund our projects you qualify for a article 18 a tax receipt. Stellumthombo is also level one BBBEE compliant organisation, so by making a donation you will also qualify for BBBEE points.

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Masandise changes lives

A testimony of one of the Masandise beneficiaries: "It is an overwhelming honour for me to share with you my testimony of how Masandise Study Aid assisted me with my welfare as a student. My name is Takudzwa Kevin Masunda, and I am originally from Zimbabwe. I am...
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BecomingKids and Ranyaka event

Ranyaka workshop: Collaboration is a necessity not a choice. In the latter part of 2017 informal discussions between Stellumthombo staff and other NGOs active in Cloetesville revealed a need for greater sense of partnership between NGOs. While most of us had a general...
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‘n Masandise storie

Ontmoet die Tuku’s Noxolo, Akhona en Nasiphi is die drie lede van die Tuku familie van Nyanga naby Kaapstad. Ons het Noxolo ongeveer vyftien jaar gelede ontmoet as ‘n enkelouer wat gesukkel het om kos op die tafel te sit vir haar dogtertjie, Akhona, toe ses jaar oud...
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