About Bobbi Bear

Operation Bobbi Bear is a human rights organisation committed to helping sexually abused children in Amanzimtoti, Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa.


A “Bobbi Bear” is a non-threatening means (toy) for child victims of sexual abuse to communicate the nature of the abuse, crossing all language barriers and preventing secondary abuse at the point of rescue.


It provides a better understanding of actual events and enables the initiation of appropriate HIV and AIDS interventions.


Our success rate is testament to our organisation’s training programmes. We rescue and provide safe homes for abused children, work with the criminal justice system to prosecute perpetrators, educate individuals and communities, and much, much more.

A few days later.......some medical attention.....lots of love and all the tea he wants..... Uncle Mike who we rescued from his pallet shack on a building site had a surprise visit from Brad today. We took him all the goodies that were donated to him by our community. Thank you so much. He is looking so well. Thank you Brad for taking the stuff through to him and just catching up with him. What a happy ending. This is why we do it, it's all in the smile. ... See MoreSee Less

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WISH LIST........I tried so hard to answer all the wonderful people personally who asked for our wish list....mission impossible. Just in one morning 4 raped children, 2 abused and one hospital admission. Please see below what our urgent needs are. To every person who showed an interest...thank you a million times over for caring. We can only continue to rescue with your support. We can be contacted at 031 - 903 2424/0724432525 or bobbibear@lantic.net ... See MoreSee Less

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Bobbi Bear Programmes

Bobbi Bear Rescue Centre South Africa. HIVAIDS Protection and Prevention

Bobbi Bear Rescue Centre

Schools Outreach Programme featured

Schools Outreach

Support Group Featured Image

Support Group


Child Safety Officers


Illovo Tree Clinic


Honour Programme

We need your help

Operation Bobbi Bear makes a true difference to the lives of thousands of children, families and communities.

We need your help to fight child abuse and expand our reach into more communities on a larger scale.

Please help by donating or finding out about one of our training programmes or volunteer opportunities.

Key Facts


Number of children reached since 2008


Children reached per month


Survivors of abuse attending HIV clinics


Court appearances in support of abused children

30 – 40

Callouts per month


Children fed every month under the Illovo Tree Programme



monthly donation

Buys an Emergency
Rescue Bag

emergency Rescue Rape Bag, Operation Bobbi Bear, South Africa, Claire Pons



monthly donation

Buys a
Bobbi Bear

Bobbi bear



monthly donation

Buys Essential School Equipment 

Education Equipment Donations, Operation Bobbi Bear, South Africa, Claire Pons



monthly donation

Helps to pay a
Child Safety Officer

Staff Child Safety Officer, Donations, Operation Bobbi Bear, South Africa, Claire Pons


Latest News

  • What made you decide to volunteer with Bobbi Bear? In 2008 I was working as a sales manager when I was caught in the crossfire of an armed robbery, a bullet hit me in the face and I came out alive to tell the story.......

  • Follow Bradley​ in our latest vlog as he faces new challenges with Operation Bobbi Bear​. In this episode, Bradley returns to a school in #Umkomaas for a follow up visit, Bobbi Bear deals with 18 cases from a single school and discusses the #issues surrounding school children and abuse......

  • Since the beginning of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, women have remained at a much higher risk of infection than men. Young women and teenage girls in particular account for a startling majority of new HIV infections among young people living with the virus. This is more......