"Siyabonga" means "Thank you" in the language of the South African tribe Zulu.
Our organisation was founded in March 2007 after the chairwoman Dr. Juliane Wiesen got to know the four projects and their dedicated teams during her voluntary service at the Children's Home in Greytown in 2004.
We are in regular contact with all project leaders in South Africa. During our visits we can continuously convince ourselves that our donations are used in a trusting way. Furthermore we are in regular exchange with the project leaders to be informed on the project development, fundraising activity and to discuss the use of our donations.
Who we are - Siyabonga Board members
Dr. Juliane Wiesen
"The bright eyes of the children is the biggest thanks."
"Again and again it is impressive to see how little it takes to improve the situation of people."
"It gives me a lot of energy to help; the suffering of the people in the projects is so much bigger than ours."
"The gratefulness of the people motivates me, just as the certainty that the donations reach the people who need them."
Dr. Anika Badtke
"As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping other." (Maya Angelou)
"The sometimes very harsh living situations of children and families shared us when we visited South Africa and we decided to help."