South Africa

Bontlebame NPO

Mission:
To continuously create and execute sustainable initiatives and interventions in partnership and collaboration with caring brands, organisation,communities and individuals to empower, inspire and encourage individuals and communities for the benefit and improvement of life for both the advantaged and the disadvantaged.

Bontlebame strives to take action today for a better tomorrow.

Vision
A sustainable trusted Non-Profit Organisation that cares, supports and improves life for the disadvantaged.

Please list links to your Website and Social Media Platforms here: 

www.bontlebame.com
https://web.facebook.com/BontleBameSA/

Describe in detail what your Organisation does: 

Bontlebame was founded on 09 August 2010 as an organisation dedicated to inspiring and encouraging the disadvantaged and impoverished towards realising their potential and believe in their own strength to exit their unfavorable circumstances; and therefore create a better life for themselves. The organization was established with a focus on empowering victims of abuse including women and children at risk.
This is achieved through the building of bridges, partnerships with diverse individuals; organisations, brands and communities of the world to uplift those in need. This then translates into a holistic empowerment of all individuals we interact with through the diverse activities and platforms we initiate and partake in for the benefit of the communities within which we operate.
The Grade 12 Intervention Programme:

The Grade 12 Intervention programme targets youth in impoverished circumstances. These are youth with potential which will not be realized or utilized unless intervention comes into play. It is for this reason that Bontlebame executes The Girls of Hope Programme to support, empower, guide and ignite ambition and determination for Teen Girls to change their circumstances, end poverty by encouraging and supporting them to aim for and focus on a better future.
Bontlebame Girls of Hope:

This is an intervention targeting underprivileged pre-teens and teens at risk. The young girls come from difficult and challenged backgrounds and families. The aim of this platform is to coach, mentor and assist with navigation through life’s demands and challenges. We aim to empower and somewhat prepare these young girls for the critical phase of puberty and adolescence, build self-esteem, encourage them to dream big and work hard towards achieving their dreams. We employ activities and excursions to support towards successfully completing high school, break the cycle of teen pregnancy and prepare them for tertiary education, ending negative or inferior selfimage, lack of confidence, discovering own life’s purpose and therefore ending the cycle of poverty and self-destructive behaviour while instilling an entrepreneurial desire and developing business skills from a young age.
Bontlebame Talks:
Through invitation by different organisations and groups Bontlebame is invited to share inspiration and insight at different events on related topics against abuse, healing, business and career inspiration and motivation.

How long has your Organisation been operational? 

7 years.

In your opinion, what has been the most challenging aspect of running your Organisation? 

Funding and reliable committed partners.

Describe your Nonprofit Journey in three words: 

impressive, inspirational, optimistic

Do you collaborate with other Causes? If yes, would you like to mention them? 

One Billion Rising
INkanyiso
Diepsloot Cancer Awareness Drive
Brand SA Play your Part
16 Days of Activism
Bikers Ride Against Abuse of Women
Empowering Against Abuse
Beaded White Ribbon Campaign

If you had one Organisation wish, what would it be? 

Build a Bontlebame Academy in one of the rural and impoverished areas in which we operate.

In your opinion, which skills do Nonprofits in your Country lack? 

Basic Business , marketing and positioning skills.

Looking back at your Cause Journey, what advice would you give a newbie Organisation? 

Stay focused on your core objective but adjust your ‘how’ according to circumstances and start where you are with what you have…they will catch on.

If you could change one thing about the Nonprofit Landscape, what would it be? 

The perception that we are poor and less than every other business or organisation, that we are all charity cases.

Which Cause achievement are you most proud of? Feel free to elaborate on why and include any links: 

 

Grade 12 Intervention programme exposes and creates access to important information to disadvantaged pupils to careers and related opportunities beyond Grade 12. EG. Online University/College Applications which is the main barrier to them proceeding beyond high school. We also expose them to non-traditional ways towards achieving goals and realising dreams.

The Girls of Hope Programme supports and coaches rural area based teen girls towards independent, self sufficient, responsible and progressive lives. We do all we can to teach them that they can. We have groomed business women, have inspired others to return to school and ended sugar daddy relationships along with building self esteem and exposing them to opportunities available for a better tomorrow.

Last question, if your friends had to describe your Organisation in three words, which would they use? 

Inspirational, Consistent, Compassionate

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