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 woman and children, and disadvantaged families in impoverished communities. By means of a five-step programme, the trust empowers those they assist with 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.

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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. 

There are five programmes that include:

  • Parenting Worx
  • Children’s Circle of Support
  • HIV / AIDS 
  • Sponsor a Child
  • Zwelihle Pre-primary Schoolrk

Sub-programmes offered are:

  • Fatherhood Programme
  • 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 children between the ages of one and 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.

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Hermanus Rainbow Trust offers:

  • After school activities
  • School uniforms
  • Clothing
  • Psycho-social counselling

HIV / AIDS Awareness and Prevention

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

  • How to follow a healthy lifestyle
  • The myths of HIV / AIDS
  • How to enjoy a quality life while living with  HIV / AIDS

Sponsor a Child

Sponsor a Child 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.

The sponsorships are as follows:

Basic Child Support Programme 
  • Cost - R300

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

Basic Development Programme
  • Cost - R400

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

Development Programme
  • Cost - R500 (+ R350 in December) 

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

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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 directly for more information.

Zwelihle Pre-Primary School

Hermanus Rainbow Trust assists Zwelihle Pre-Primary School in Hermanus where about 100 disadvantaged learners, who share three classrooms, are taught skills that will prepare them for their school career. 

Zwelihle Pre-primary School has highly qualified Grade R teachers and an early childhood development specialist to ensure learners have a chance at a bright, and productive future.



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.



Hermanus Rainbow Trust thanks you for your generous donation. Please remember that no donation is considered as too small, every cent counts.

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

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