Sponsor a Child

Sponsor a Child

"Sponsor a Child"

Although October is “World Hunger Month”, all of us at the Hermanus Rainbow Trust see every month as a “Hunger Month” for the hundreds of Orphans, Vulnerable Children and Disadvantaged Families living in the poverty ravaged communities of the Overstrand.

To assist us to alleviate hunger and combat malnutrition, we are hoping that you will consider supporting our orphans and vulnerable children by sponsoring a child.

Your sponsorship will “make a huge difference” in the life of a disadvantaged child who on most days will go to school hungry, and often go to bed hungry.

We see an immediate change in all of the orphans and vulnerable children that we support through the generous donations of our Sponsors, and strive to assist them in any way possible to enable them to live a better quality of life and to achieve at school. 

“Sponsor a Child” Programme

We have 3 sponsorship options in the “Sponsor a Child” programme, each providing the children with basic needs according to their personal circumstances, which is assessed by the Social Carers that visit the children, parents and teachers on a regular basis.

The Social Carer’s who work with our children submit monthly reports and maintain a “Personal File” for the Social Workers and Management to monitor and evaluate and to take any necessary actions if required.

This includes a formal “Referral Programme” that may involve Child Welfare, Police, Hospitals / Clinics, Drug Rehabilitation Centres and specialist counselling and services for trauma situations, including death, rape, abuse, crime and teenage pregnancies.

Sponsorship Options (unfortunately the escalation in the cost of living has forced us to increase the sponsorship rates for 2017)

There are 3 options to choose from.

  1. Basic Child Support Programme. This programme is based on a monthly funding donation of R300.00. This provides a basic “food parcel”, toiletries and sundries like books, toys, electricity and paraffin, as required
  2. Basic Development Programme. As schooling and development are such a critical part of the HRT’s mission we use this donation of R400.00 per month to provide school fees, uniform, basic clothing, a food parcel, toiletries and sundries
  3. Development Programme. This programme is similar to the Basic Development Programme with a monthly donation of R500.00, and an additional R350.00 in December to provide the child with a full school uniform for the Graduation Ceremony and for the following year. The monthly R500.00 provides a nutritious food parcel, toiletries, clothes, books and sundries, based on the child’s personal needs.

If a sponsor chooses to increase any of the “sponsorship” programme donations, either on a monthly basis or as a “one off” donation, we utilise the money for additional nutritious food, clothes, books and educational toys, depending on each child’s circumstances.

We also try to take groups of children to the “Wimpy” for an outing once a year and we encourage Sponsors to buy them a Christmas and birthday present each year.

Please e-mail Sharon if you are interested in becoming a “Sponsor” with your name and contact details and she ill contact you to discuss which “Sponsorship Option” you are interested in and any other preferences, like, a boy, girl, age, area they live in, etc.

Once we hear from you, Sharon, who manages the "Sponsor a Child" programme, to select a child from our current waiting list of needy children.

These are mainly orphans and vulnerable children who desperately need your help. We currently have over 20 children on the waiting list, but a few need immediate help to enable them to survive.

Once Sharon has selected a child she will create a personal “Profile” of the selected child and provide you with the details and a short overview of the child’s current living situation with pictures.

Thereafter you will get a yearly update on the child’s progress, achievements and aspirations.

Payment Options.

Our Banking Details;

Bank: ABSA Hermanus Branch

Account Holder: Hermanus Rainbow Trust

Account Number: 4057905316

Branch Number:  632005


Payment reference; Your Initials, kids initials – cell No: (If you sponsor more than one child, select any kids initials) 


Thank You for your interest in the Hermanus Rainbow Trust and our Programmes.


Please contact Sharon for any additional information you may require about our “Sponsor a Child” programme, or if you are interested in finding out more about our other programmes.

We look forward to hearing from you at your convenience.


Contact details;

Sharon Putensen



028 312 2748  

Grade R School