Yabonga was founded in 1998 by Ulpha Robertson and Ursel Barnes.
What started off as an informal initiative to support pre-schools in the poorest
communities in Cape Town. This year we will celebrate our 20th birthday. Ever since its
inception, Yabonga has always reacted and adapted its programmes to the needs of the
community, to help directly where help was needed the most.
With a clear focus on families infected and affected by HIV/Aids, it built strong
relationships with clinics, schools, NGOs and individuals to build a sustainable “circle of