Painting A Rainbow Of Hope And Opportunity

Hermanus Rainbow Trust is a non-profit organisation that distributes its services to various support centres in Buffelsjag, Gansbaai, Stanford, Hermanus, Zwelihle, Kleinmond and Betty’s Bay. The organisation's main focus is to provide social development services and support, to orphans, vulnerable women and children, and disadvantaged families in impoverished communities. By means of various programmes, Hermanus Rainbow Trust is a springboard to basic human rights that include the right to education, nutrition, clothing, emotional support and most of all, protection. Hermanus Rainbow Trust relies heavily on donations and calls on the public to stand together to better the lives of those who can’t, by sponsoring a child or sharing any amount of money that can be afforded.

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Hermanus Rainbow Trust was founded by Vivienne Owen in 1997 and was registered as a  non-profit organisation, and trust, in 1999. 

The vision of the trust is to rebuild the fabric of society in poverty-ravaged communities throughout the Overstrand. 

Hermanus Rainbow Trust - Programmes
  • Parenting Worx
  • Children’s Circle of Support
  • HIV / AIDS 
  • Sponsor a Child
Hermanus Rainbow Trust - Sub-Programmes
  • Fatherhood
  • Counselling and Administration
  • Group Work


Hermanus Rainbow Trust offers the following community upliftment programmes:

Parenting Worx

Parenting Worx is a flagship programme that has been developed by Hermanus Rainbow Trust and the University of Stellenbosch. This is a parenting, life-skills and early childhood development programme that is currently underway in Zwelihle and Stanford. Parenting Worx targets parents with newborn babies and children up to the age of five.

Topics of discussion include:

  • Domestic Crimes
  • Substance and Alcohol Abuse
  • Sex Education
  • Career and Family Planning
  • General Health and Home Discussions
  • Personal Hygiene 
  • Nutrition
Children’s Circle of Support

Children’s Circle of Support aims to keep children off of the streets by educating them that turning to crime, drugs and gangsterism is not the answer.

Hermanus Rainbow Trust provides:

  • After School Activities
  • School Uniforms
  • Clothing
  • Psycho-Social Counselling
HIV / AIDS Awareness and Prevention

Hermanus Rainbow Trust supports and empowers adults and children with HIV / AIDS by teaching them:

  • Healthy Lifestyles
  • Myths -HIV / AIDS - 
  • Quality of Life - HIV / AID
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Hermanus Rainbow Trust offers three sub-programmes that include:

Fatherhood Programme

The Fatherhood Programme focuses on general male-related issues and fatherhood.

Psycho-Social Counselling 

Psycho-social counselling sessions are provided for families by prior arrangement.         

Group Work

Group Work is entirely controlled by Hermanus Rainbow Trust’s social worker and auxiliary social worker. Be sure to schedule an appointment if interested.

Sponsor a Child

Sponsor a Child

Hermanus Rainbow Trust invites you to Sponsor a Child. The incentive consists of three different sponsorships that provide children in need with basic necessities. After being assessed by carers who visit their homes and schools, the children are supplied with basic necessities that are issued according to each child’s unique circumstances.

1. Basic Child Support Programme 

Cost - R300

The donation provides children with a basic food parcel, toiletries, books, toys and sundries. 

2. Basic Development Programme 

Cost - R400

The donation is used for school fees, uniforms, basic clothing, a food parcel, toiletries and sundries.

3. Development Programme 

Cost - R500 (+ R350 in December) 

The donation provides a full school uniform, a food parcel, toiletries, clothes, books and sundries.

If you want to make a difference and are able to sponsor a child, please contact Hermanus Rainbow Trust for more information.



Hermanus Rainbow Trust is grateful for your interest, please remember that no donation is considered too small, every cent counts.

Hermanus Rainbow Trust - Bank Details

Hermanus Rainbow Trust 
Bank: ABSA  
Branch: 632005 
Account Number: 4057905316 
Reference Number: HRT-HOPE 

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