Knowledge & Special projects


Food programs

The food program includes a one-year training program in which sixteen schools participate yearly. A dietitian teaches them to cook a healthy and varied weekly menu, with a proper balance in the nutritional value of the meals. They receive guidance in growing vegetables in the school garden and the food tunnel and a lot of attention is paid to hygiene and combating malnutrition. Thanks to this training and guidance, at the end of the year the schools are bootable to carry out the activities independently.

Moringa plantations

Bambanani invests in the planting of Moringa trees, also known as ‘Miracle Trees’. The Moringa leaves are a natural food supplement that contributes greatly to reducing malnutrition. Cooking the leaves with the millimeal porridge is part of the African culture. An easy way to enrich your daily diet with a product from your own garden. Moreover, the plantations generate income and employment for the local population.

Sight and Life program

As part of the ‘Sight and Life’ program, Bambanani works closely together with DSM. This program is dedicated to eradicating malnutrition and investigates food technology and nutritional needs worldwide. DSM supports 12 Bambanani schools with a special blend of vitamins and minerals. This mixture is added to the corn meal porridge (B) and combats malnutrition. As a result, child mortality at school thesis has leg reduced by no less than 50%!


Training & Learning from each other

Bambanani trains her teachers herself. We proudly state hat the South African government has oifficially accredited our training methodology.


This accreditation also means that the local organization Bambanani these receives a government contribution for the training of teaching staff to become an officially recognized teacher. Teachers can grow from class assistant (ECD 1) to professional teacher (ECD 5).

In addition, there is a special training program for school principals. In this course, they are Introduced to management principles and the creation of a basic bookkeeping system. It is also compulsory for school principals to take part in the monthly ‘Principal meetings where learning from each other stimuklated, and where knowledge and experience is exchanged under supervision of the local Leadership group.

Finally, we train our own gardeners and cooks, so that All Bambanani-kids are assured of healthy, varied food from their own vegetable garden.

Day care for the disabled

Besides young children, disabled people are a very vulnerable target group in South-Africa. Because they are often banished from the townships or ‘hidden’ at home, Bambanani offers specialized day care and education. This happens in two centers, the Phurulenke Ability Center in Mashishimale and the Thabelang Disabled Center in Namakgale. At these centers our ‘learners’ learn to spend their day in a useful way. For example, these ‘learners’ make bracelets; the embrace lets ( “Buy me, wear me and show you care”). In this way we kill two birds with one stone; the disabled people have a happier life and their families become awareness of their abilities.


Resistance and hygiene training

Songs, games and stories increasement the children’s resilience in a playful way. This continuous resilience and hygiene training is an integral part of the daily routine at all our Day Care Centers.

Our goal

  • Safe and healthy base
  • Self-sufficient
  • Reception and acceptance of disabled people
  • Strucutral local solution

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Material support

  • Outdoor design
  • Vegetable gardens and food tunnels
  • (Re)construction of school buildings
  • Water tanks
  • Clothing, toys and teaching materials

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Our approach

  • Safety
  • Nutrition & hygiene
  • Professionalism
  • Financial Independence
  • (Not just) let go

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