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Get Involved

Here's how you can get involved and show your support for Philisa Abafazi Bethu.


Make a Donation

Your donation will be used to assist the women, children, and the elderly of Lavender Hill who are victims of sexual and/or domestic violence
100% of donations will be used to benefit the people and programs supported by Philisa Abafazi Bethu.

Where your gifts will go:

  • Sewing machines - 3 plain and 2overlockers
  • Food supplies –Emergency Safehouse
  • Laptops for IT program -5
  • Office software – Pastal NPO
  • Children’s toys and books
  • Children’s clothes and baby blankets
  • Food for the afterschool program – bread, cheese, fruit, peanut butter, jam, fruit  juice
  • Grass and outdoor play equippment for the after school program
  • To support our currently unfunded emergency battered women safe house

Donate through electronic bank transfer

First National Bank


Account #6242704 1570

Branch code 201109 

Bank address 137 Main Road, Plumstead 7800

or via paypal to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Join the Friends of Philisa Abafazi Bethu with a monthly donation of 50 USD/GBP/EUR or enter your own specified amount.


The Philisa Abafazi Bethu volunteering program is unique in that you are able to choose any combinations of the projects according to your preference – the structure of our volunteering programme caters for the needs of the community and also the volunteer will learn from the experience. Host family accommodations will be arrange and airport pickup and transport will be provided. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested in joining our volunteer team.

Available Projects at Philisa Abafazi Bethu

There are multiple projects that PAB offers their volunteers! These are all listed below, as well as the activities you will be involved in each project.

After school program:
(This involves working with girls and boys aged 8-13 years who are survivors of sexual and child abuse)

Fundraising for the bi-annual children’s camp
Group workshops and therapy
Arts and Crafts
Reading and Mathematics Tutoring

Gender-based violence (GBV) program:

Legal and Human Rights
Psychosocial Support and Counselling
Computer Training
Literacy and Numeracy
Health and Nutrition Education

Elderly support group:

Group Work and Counselling
Arts and Crafts
Excursions and wellness

Youth Drop Out Programme:

Computer skills
Literacy ad Numeracy
Entrepreneurship and Business Skills

Philisa Abafazi Bethu support programme:
(Here you have the opportunity to help the running of the organisation)

Public Relations
Business management
Volunteer program


Philisa Abafazi Bethu often encounters individuals who have had to deal with issues of domestic violence, drug abuse/addiction, and self-esteem.  We provide counselling and psychological services for these individuals to help them overcome these obstacles.  If you feel qualified to help with this extremely important area of our organization, we have a need for you!  Volunteers in counseling might organize group therapy sessions or run single.

IT Training

We need volunteers to help teach basic Microsoft Office Suite skills, such as writing a business letter, to give women marketable skills that they can use to apply for a job or run their own business.


"Hello, my name is Erica Collins and I came from the US to volunteer for Philisa Abafazi. I am the single mother of a nine-year-old boy, and traveling internationally with a young child on my own has been an interesting experience. Since our arrival, however, Lucinda and the other volunteers have made us feel so at home.  Volunteering has been both a tremendous learning experience and also a fulfilling opportunity to share my passion for public health with the ladies in the women's empowerment group and the children in the after school program. The women and children have taught me a lot about myself and have caused me to introspectively reflect on various aspects of my own life. Living here within South Africa and being able to help and support such an important and much-needed organization has been a positive, life-changing experience for myself, and has also benefitted my son in so many ways."  

"My name is Laura Hartman. I spent 6 weeks volunteering with Philisa Abafazi Bethu, which were way too short and went by way too fast. It was my main task to help with the after school program for the children in the afternoons. Together with Zulfah and Sadé, I did workshops on cooperation and emotions and we all together took part at a music workshop with music producers from SA in which the kids wrote a song and recorded it. Also, I visited several workshops on gender-based violence and helped with the intakes of the clients in the Emergency Safe House, where I actually stayed. Lucinda also made sure that I had time for the research for my master thesis, which will be about the situation of women in Cape Town. She arranged several interviews for me and helped me a lot with my research. The facilitators and volunteers of PAB are probably the most inspiring, open, warm-hearted and strongest women I have ever met and I learned a lot every day, especially about myself. I am very sad about leaving them but also very sure to come back as soon as I can.