Siphila Sonke
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About us 

Siphila Sonke means we live together. This NPO is making a significant difference in Grabouw through education, care and outreach.



Volunteers are the lifeblood of this vibrant organisation, whether it is through event organising, gardening or making soup, we need your help!



We make sure that donations go toward food parcels, Kid’s club, support group material, and the infrastructure and upkeep of Siphila Sonke.



We are based in the informal settlement near the village of Grabouw and the farming community of the Elgin Valley, in the Western Cape, South Africa.

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We Live Together


Who is Siphila Sonke?

Siphila Sonke, which means ‘We Live Together,’ strives to support and improve the quality of life of desperately poor families in the informal settlement near the village of Grabouw and the farming community of Elgin, in the Western Cape, South Africa.


Our Vision

To live in a caring community where no vulnerable person is left unassisted; where children are cared for, safe and assisted to fulfil their potential. To work closely alongside other NGO's and initiatives to help whole families to make a difference in our community.

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Our Mission · Beneficiaries

To provide physical, spiritual and emotional support for those who are chronically ill, vulnerable and/or destitute in Grabouw; these beneficiaries receive support to regain their health, dignity and confidence, so that they may resume their role in the community. 

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Our Mission · Children

Kids Club; Running every week day to provide additional life skills, religious instruction, structured play and academic help for children from the community. Our aim is to see these youngsters develop into healthy, confident teenagers who have a moral compass and a dream for the future.


On the Blog


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Impumelelo Award