Building brighter futures


About Us

Songo Kids is a social development programme based in Kayamandi, Stellenbosch which uses sport and education to provide opportunities for children to play, grow and learn, while instilling the necessary life skills needed for a brighter future.

Our History

Christoph Sauser & Songo Fipaza started with a chance meeting between Christoph Sauser (World Champion mountain biker) and Songo Fipaza (a Kayamandi community leader). The pair put their heads (and hearts) together to create a powerful collaboration, which has had a profound impact on vulnerable youth in the area for more than 10 years.

Our Home

Kayamandi, Cape Town

Our home is Kayamandi, one of the oldest townships in the Western Cape, located on the outskirts of Stellenbosch. It is a vibrant community of predominantly Xhosa-speakers. South Africa's Apartheid government policies have left the community with poor housing, education and infrastructure and, as a result, limited economic opportunities.

Celebrating a decade of building
brighter futures.

Songo has humble beginnings: from a dream of providing a safe space for children to play on bikes, it has evolved into an Education support and Sport programme focussed on creating a long-term positive impact on the children of Kayamandi, Stellenbosch. programme



Cycling is the foundation of the programme. The camaraderie, freedom and joy that a bike represents is a huge attraction for the children we serve. Through sport kids develop important life skills, such as team work, discipline and perseverance. The physical and mental health benefits of structured play are also key drivers of the programme. 


ET_12724_small's Education programme provides our children with personalised schooling support and learning resources to help with their studies within an environment that is conducive to learning.

Life Skills


Not everything worth knowing can be taught at school. We focus on life skills to help our children become well-rounded individuals with the ability to make a better life for themselves beyond school.

Get Involved

There are many ways you can help the children of Kayamandi. Your support is greatly appreciated.

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

Nelson Mandela