About Bobbi Bear

Operation Bobbi Bear is a human rights organisation committed to helping 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 a better understanding of actual events and enables the initiation of appropriate HIV and AIDS interventions.

Our success rate is testament to our organisation's training programmes. We rescue and provide safe homes for abused children, work with the criminal justice system to prosecute perpetrators, educate individuals and communities, and much, much more.

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 makes a true difference to the lives of thousands of children, families and communities.

We need your help to fight child abuse and expand our reach into more communities on a larger scale. 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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