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 addresses the needs of the children through a holistic approach focusing on the physical, social and emotional wellbeing of each child. The program is based on the philosophy that children need 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 provide financial support but the necessary emotional and social support they need to excel in their studies as well. This project is based on a mentorship model where there is 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 regarding 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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Giraffe House Outing

"Teaching children about the natural world should be treated as one of the most important events in their lives" - Thomas Berry Our Grade one and two kiddies ended the second term with a visit to Giraffe House. They had great fun interacting with the animals and...
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BecomingKids Camp: Teamwork and getting to know the leaders in our midst.

One of the highlights in the BecomingKids calendar is the camp every year. This year our Gr 3 to 5 learners camped with us at the SCAS camping facilities in Jonkershoek. The weekend was filled with laughing, eating, dancing, eating, soccer, more eating, bedtime...
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Meet LL, a Masandise story

This young Xhosa girl was born in the Western Cape, a child of the new democratic South Africa. She went to Hazendal Primary School in Athlone till grade 6, when she changed schools to go to Bridge House Academy in Franschhoek where she finished matric in 2015 with...
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