I loved that you let me work on my own with the small groups and trusted me. You were so kind, I loved going to school with the ABC team. Thanks for sharing your material and knowledge with me. I can really see how much of a difference ABC makes teaching smaller groups of children. Thanks for the amazing experience! 

Leonie Volunteer Germany


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Banking details

Account Number: 1676042733
Account Type: Current
Branch: Hout Bay
Branch Code: 198765
Swift Code: NEDSZAJJ

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How you can help

Join our kids to cultivate their ‘Love of reading’

Play educational games with the students.

Help full-time teachers ease the heavy load of overcrowded classrooms.

Give children one on one language and literacy tutoring.

Help develop a fun after-school activity for the students.


ABC for Life believes that every child deserves a good education.  We build communities where children are equipped with the skills and knowledge to become productive members of society. We empower learners with the skills and self-confidence to achieve their academic potential, and embrace education as the key to their future. For over 15 years, we have changed the lives of thousands of children in the Cape Town area. We do this by providing tailor-made small group support to students who have fallen behind in key areas of English, Mathematics and Afrikaans by improving their numeracy and literacy skills. ABC for Life runs two programs. The first provides classroom support with specialized materials to train teachers. This benefits both learners and teachers, especially where English is the second language. The second provides out of  classroom support with bridging lessons in small groups, focusing on specific, critical learning gaps.

Thank you to the following organizations and individuals for contributing to the Hout Bay community development:


  • Roger Perry
  • Cape Waterfront Estates
  • Dennis Sterley
  • Chapmans Peak Hotel

Trusts and Foundations

  • DG Murray Trust
  • Stitching Serendipity SA
  • R S Nussbaum Foundation
  • Prospero World
  • Princess Trust
  • ICM