offering a hand - taking initiative

Hermanus is a popular holiday resort in the South African province of Western Cape and about a two hours drive from Cape TownBeautiful holiday houses on one side, run down shacks on the other. Nowhere else is social inequality more visible than here. Children who grow up in a township have barely any perspective of a well-paid job to break out of poverty. We want to change this and have therefore built a childcare centre and a Computer Lab for children in the township Zwelihle of Hermanus.

We are a young family that gives its best for the children and their families every day. Mathews founded the Osanalerona Foundation in 2018 and lives in the township Zwelihle together with his wife Dipuo and his two sons Oboetse and Osanalerona (same name as the organisation as he was born in 2018 :-))


Tabea lives in Switzerland and met Mathews while volunteering at a primary school in Cape Town in 2018. When she heard about this project, she knew immediately that she wanted to push this project forward. Therefore, she founded a non-profit association (Verein) in 2020 to support Mathews and his family from Switzerland. 

Dipuo with Osanalerona, Mathews with Oboetse and Tabea (from left to right)

Would you like to become a member of our association?

 Then please contact us personally or via our contact form. We look forward to hearing from you.


As a member, you can actively participate in our association, take part in decisions and push the project forward. You decide how much of your time you want to invest. Maybe you will organise a benefit concert, run a fundraising marathon or promote us on social media? Whatever you like... there are no limits to your creativity in supporting the organisation. We are looking forward to your ideas. But of course, you can also support us by simply being a member. Only the membership fee of CHF 50 per year is mandatory (reduction possible).