About Bobbi Bear

Operation Bobbi Bear is a human rights organisation committed and dedicated to working with and assisting sexually abused children in Amanzimtoti, Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa.

A “Bobbi Bear” is a non-threatening means (toy) for child victims of sexual abuse to communicate the nature of the abuse, crossing all language barriers and preventing secondary abuse at the point of rescue. It provides the criminal justice system and caregiver with a better understanding of actual events and enables the initiation of appropriate HIV and AIDS interventions.

Operation Bobbi Bear’s success rate with prosecution of the perpetrators and providing safe homes for the abused children is testament to the organisation's training programmes both with individuals, the community and collaboration with the criminal justice system in South Africa.

Our Mission

Bobbi Bear Programmes

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Bobbi Bear Rescue Centre

An urgent response centre to support sexually abused children in South Africa.

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Illovo Tree Clinic

Hundreds of people and children from the community attend the tree clinic on Fridays and Saturdays.

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Schools Outreach

4000+ children have accessed the Schools Outreach Programme.

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Pay it forward by sharing your own lifes expriences.

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The Honour Programme and Support Group

Our children have suffered a great deal of trauma in their short lives.

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Child Safety Officers

Over the past year, Bobbi Bear has increased the numbers of children rescued by over 300%.

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We need your help

Operation Bobbi Bear is a wonderful organisation, which makes a huge difference to the lives of many, many children, families and communities.

We need to expand our work and reach into more communities not just in South Africa but beyond. Please help by donating or finding out about one of our training programmes or volunteer opportunities.



Number of children reached since 2008


Court appearances in support of abused children


Survivors of abuse attending HIV clinics


(R 117.42)

monthly donation

Buys a Rape Bag


(R 234.84)

monthly donation

Buys a bobbi Bear


(R 352.25)

monthly donation

Buys a Rape Bag and a Bobbi Bear


(R 2348.95)

monthly donation

Helps to pay a Child Safety Officer

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