In 2007 Justine and Marco got to know Nomasango Xabanisa who took care of nine severely disabled children in a small but well looked after shipping container. Only a few years earlier Nomasango’s own daughter had died of Cerebral Palsy. Nomasango did not give up but kept the promise that she gave her daughter at her deathbed: to care for disabled children. A short time after her organisation was born: The Sibongile Day & Night Care Centre.
Marco and Justine were happy to realise that Nomasango trusted them and welcomed their help with Sibongile. All in all, they worked together for seven years, Marco being the chairman of the NGO. Sibongile developed in huge steps. German and international donors as well as countless volunteers transformed Sibongile into a showcase model for disabled care in the Western Cape area. In 2014 it became clear, that the project Sibongile had grown out of its baby shoes. It was time for Marco and Justine to end their full-time work at Sibongile and to leave the competent Sibongile team in charge of the responsibility. After all, this is how sustainability can be attained, which is one of our most important values at HOSA.
Of course we are still in contact with Sibongile. We entered into a partnership agreement with Sibongile so that the German supporters can keep on donating their much needed support. If you want to support this project as well, you have the possibility to do so here. Further Information on Sibongile Day & Night Care Centre is available on their own website here.