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 (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.

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7 months ago

8 days to go - these awesome men are willing to shave off their amazing beards for Bobbi Bear - we are so so grateful THANK YOU BeardosIt’s the final countdown.... ... See MoreSee Less
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7 months ago

We really want to thank these brave men who are willing to shave off their beards for Bobbi Bear. Please pop in and support this wonderful gesture all taking place at the Notties Hotel, Nottingham Road. Bobbi Bear is extremely grateful for this supportNews AlertReminder that our annual Shave Off and Auction will take place @nottiespub_ next Saturday 22 April 2023 from 12:00 onwards.Great afternoon of fanfare, color hairspray’s, jumping castles, lamb & wors rolls, luck draw prizes and topping it all off the 🪒 OFF at 14:00.Come join us for a fun filled afternoon at the local.#midlandshospice #operationbobbibear #villagetalknewspaper #nottinghamroadhotel #donate #midlandsmeander ... 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

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