Celebrating 20 New Developments!

Botshabelo is turning 20 in 2020 – celebrating years of struggle, success, challenges, hardship, love, and happiness.

In 2000 a few people from Urban Life Church joined together to help the most vulnerable in our society and build a “place of refuge”(Setswana) – Botshabelo. Twenty years and more than 200 adoptions later Botshabelo continues to reach into the lives of vulnerable children and build them up into strength through our Babies Home. In the last decade, we’ve added two education programmes to reach even more children.

First, there is our UpliftED Teacher Training Programme which empowers women working in the creches of impoverished areas to uplift the standard of education for thousands of preschoolers each year. Through training, monitoring, mentoring, resourcing and facility renovations. The programme started out in Olievenhoutbousch and reaches now, 9 years later, as far as Limpopo and KZN.

Then (in collaboration with UpliftED) our Urban Kids Educentre opened its doors as well. From a starting class of 7 students, to 7 classrooms with over 100 students—we are laying a strong foundation in the lives of children from disadvantaged and emerging homes. With a solid preschool education, they are 3x more likely to matriculate!

All year long, we’ll look back at stories that show us how far we’ve come, and how much we’ve done TOGETHER.


All year long, we’ll look at how we can celebrate and strategise for the next twenty years to come.

To kick off the celebration – we are launching our new Website. Thank you BIG BRAVE DIGITAL for your amazing support, creative generosity, and hours of work to sponsor another beautiful website!!! (PS, your first website helped us flourish in the past decade—and we are so grateful to have your support into the years to come.)

Now we’d like to get you involved. Throughout these years you added so much value to our community. We’d like to also celebrate YOU for the support and help you’ve given us.

What do you think how we should celebrate 20 years? Send us your ideas and thoughts.

  • Are you planning an adventure in 2020 which could have DOUBLE IMPACT by being connected to Botshabelo?

20 year challenge:

  • how did you look 20 yrs ago?? – send us a pic
  • how have you been able to flourish through GIVING BACK in the last twenty years…why do you give? AND what GIVING GOALS do you have for the next 20?

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