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 (bear) 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.
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.
Number of children reached since 2008
Children reached per month
Survivors of abuse attending HIV clinics
Court appearances in support of abused children
Callouts per month
Children fed every month under the Illovo Tree Programme
My time at Bobbi Bear has definitely changed me for the better. It showed me how I should appreciate my life back home and not take what I have for granted – a roof over my head, affordable health care and a good legal framework. I’ve also found how potential employers value volunteering work so that was an unexpected career benefit.
I chose Bobbi Bear because it connected really well with my former education and work in Holland. I thought I could learn and hoped I could bring something. For me, the hope came true. I got the chance to develop the people I met and myself.
You’re never alone and you will always get support and love from the Bobbi Bear team. Together we have been through so many ups and downs, maybe that’s why I consider them my family. There is so much more to tell about my ‘South Africa adventure’, but the depth and width of it is so difficult to capture in just one story.
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