Botshabelo Babies Home

Botshabelo Babies Home opened in March 2000 in response to the plight of babies being abandoned in hospitals or left to die due to poverty and HIV. 

Our heart has always been to provide a loving, caring, homely environment. Over 200 children have been cared for in the Babies Home over the years and we typically have 12 – 14 children in the home. We aim to address each child’s needs  and enable them to grow to their full potential, spiritually, physically, intellectually and emotionally. Long term, we actively try to get every child placed in a “Forever Family”, through adoption or reunification.

We have seen huge success through our “Stimulation and Development Program”. Through the dedication of an additional caregiver to overseeing each child’s growth we help ensure each child reaches their developmental milestones on time.

I love my job because I get to know the most important people in life before they become important.

– Priscilla (Stimulation and Development Manager at Botshabelo)

Botshabelo is an NPO passionate about transforming children’s lives. Together we care for orphaned and abandoned babies, and give them a solid foundation for a brighter future. Donate, Volunteer, Help.


Caring for 12-14 babies each day, we use up to 72 nappies a day and 6 litres of formula! Help us care for our little ones well by donating formula and nappies!

Here’s a list of our greatest needs in our Babies Home

  • Nappies (Size 0-4)
  • Formula (Lactogen 1, 2 & Nan 1, 2) 
  • Wet wipes, baby shampoo & soap
  • Groceries or Checkers vouchers
  • Dischem Vouchers

You could donate financially towards our children through sponsoring: 

  • Medical Funds
  • Bathroom, playroom and toddler room renovations 
  • Electricity & operating costs 
  • Solar upgrades
  • General Expenses

Invest into the lives of orphaned and abandoned babies. Formula and nappies are needed, and much more! Contact Us with any questions. Donate to make a difference.

It costs R2 500 per child per month, which includes costs like food, medical visits, nappies, and formula. You can Adopt-A-Cot on your own, as a company or even as a group of friends, bookclub, family etc. You can make your monthly donation via debit order or regular EFT. Should you be unable to commit to the full amount, you can make contributions in increments of R250. Join us and invest into the lives of orphaned and abandoned babies.

Learn More. Contact us to get the process started!


International volunteers have come from all across the globe to stay with us here at Botshabelo. Many local volunteers help us weekly, adding value in our home too. Volunteers are invaluable to the work we do as they assist us in giving individualized care and attention to each child.

We are grateful for each and every volunteersuch a sacrifice does not go unnoticed. To find out more, please visit our volunteer page »

Latest News for the Babies Home


Mandela Day calls on us all, every day, to make the world a better place. Why not help us fill 67 square meters in honour of his great legacy!  Through Mandela Day in 2018, we were able to collect 6 months’ worth of formula and nappies […]

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November is WORLD Preemie Month

Since opening in 2000, Botshabelo Babies Home has cared for over 200 children. Most of our babies come to us very new, some just born. Some are full-term and chubby, like Mr. B, our newest arrival, already 4kg at two-weeks-old. […]

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Christmas with Botshabelo

It truly is the most wonderful time of the year! We’d love to celebrate with you by giving back and empowering our community! Here’s our Christmas Wishlist for 2018. If you have any questions, or need any extra information, please […]

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About Us

Botshabelo was born, in 2000, out of a burning passion for the community and its desperate need for a place of safety, support and resources. The Babies Home, Urban Kids Educentre and offices are located on the 20 acre property of 64 on Main, Midrand. From this base we serve the community of Olievenhoutbosch and surrounds through our Early Childhood Development programme (UpliftED Training Programme). Botshabelo is passionate about transforming children’s lives through excellent education and residential care.

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Contact Us

+27 67 013 6679
+27 86 245 7240

Physical Address
64 Main Road (R55),
Crowthorne, Kyalami,
Midrand, South Africa.

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All donations made to Botshabelo are tax deductible, and we offer Section 18a Tax Receipts. Contact us if you'd like a receipt for your donation.

South African

Standard Bank Centurion
Branch code: 012645
Acc. No. 20 245 2832
Swift Code: SBZAZAJJ


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