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Ubungani Suisse

Creating a better Future for South Africa's Children

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Our Mission

Advocating Change

Ubungani suisse is a charity founded in 2016 and based in Switzerland. Our mission is to create positive and lasting change for the children in the townships of South Africa. Our volunteers, staff members, and partners are committed to improving the lives and futures of these children. Contact us to learn how you can help us bring about positive change.

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There you will find information and news about our current projects and our association.

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Our Philosophy

It is not the philosophy of Ubungani suisse to create its own charities or projects in the townships of South Africa. Instead, our goal is to support the projects and charities developed and led by highly motivated South Africans. One example is Rosie Mashie, pictured above. Baphumelele Children’s Home was Rosie's response to an alarming situation. She had no money when she decided to provide a home and place of safety to children who were orphaned, abandoned, abused, and neglected, but she had a vision, a big heart, a lot of resolve, and the constant support of her community.

EN: About

Our Team


Frank Lochbaum
Frank has traveled to South Africa for more than 25 years. The idea for creating Ubungani suisse came to him as he followed his daughter’s thesis project about AIDS and the contraception policy of the Catholic Church in South Africa. To gain a better understanding of the situation, Frank and his family made multiple trips to South Africa from 2012 to 2017. During these visits, they met with many aid organizations, which had a major impact on Frank. He felt that rather than launch a charity to start new projects in South Africa, there was a stronger need to support the many dedicated, local South Africans in their charity efforts.


Béatrice van Nes
Béatrice travelled to Cape Town for the first time in 2013 via a personal connection. During one week she worked in the Lutheran mission Themba Labantu in the township Philippi. Through this commitment she gained good insights into the valuable work of the local staff and responsible people. To keep this commitment going, the organisations are dependent on financial and personnel support. Béatrice would like to improve the opportunities for the next generations in South Africa with her engagement.

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Our Current Projects

Why Ubungani Suisse

  • The founders have a lot of experience with social projects in South Africa and know its particularities very well

  • The well selected projects are very promising to show sustainable success

  • We monitor the progress of each project thoroughly by regularly receiving reports and we are on-site on a regular basis

  • Tax deduction


Kinderhilfe Kapstadt

Four projects one goal

"To give hope for the future through early childhood education." Kinderhilfe Kapstadt supports 4 projects, the main one "Little Lambs Christian Day care" in the township of Imizamo Yethu/Hout Bay. The day care operates 5 days per week, employs 20 full-time staff and provides childcare and pre-school education for 285 children, aged between 9 months and 6 years.

Please support us and help Kinderhilfe Kapstadt and its various projects, which give the youngest children a chance for a happy future. You can do this by becoming a member of the association Ubungani Suisse. Please indicate your donation or membership fee with the "Kinderhilfe-Kapstadt" label:

IBAN: CH36 0078 4296 0996 4200 1



Young Bafana

Teaching and playing Soccer

The children from Young Bafana are supported by a holistic approach to their development. The project provides them with improved education in Math and English, in addition to their other courses; teaches them to play soccer; and provides them with better nutrition. Please support us in enhancing these children's chances for their future!


Introduction Video

Sportmagazin Hamburg (in German)

You can do so by becoming a member of Ubungani suisse. Your membership donation should identify the Payee as Young Bafana:

IBAN: CH36 0078 4296 0996 4200 1




Respite for Children with AIDS

The Respite Centre for Children provides an essential service to children and babies with AIDs from the Khayelitsha community. It is a well-established and critical part of the primary healthcare network serving children that are often abandoned by their parents. Please support us in giving these children the right care!


Video of CNN Heroes 2017

Your membership donation should identify the Payee as Clemens:
IBAN: CH36 0078 4296 0996 4200 1

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Contact Us

Get in touch with Ubungani suisse to discover more about our work and how to donate. We thank you for your support. 

Bodenackerstrasse 26
8330 Pfäffikon / ZH


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Albert Camus

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