Preserving our Heritage through Education….Page by Page

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we live, work and learn. At the ABH, perhaps the most fundamental change that had to be made was to find a way to ensure continuity of education for the 100 children we have in our care. With the stop/start of public schooling, we had to ensure continuity for our learners and improve their already low literacy levels. We employed seasoned, dedicated educators to home school our children. The results have been so gratifying, both in the way our children have embraced their new education system as well as the improvement in their literacy levels. It also reinforces our belief in a holistic education system.

We invite companies and individuals alike to make education your social responsibility too. Help us build a brighter future for our children page by page, by assisting us to raise R300 000 to meet the cost of worksheets, books and teachers’ salaries. The 1860 Heritage Centre and the ABH has collaborated to kick start an online auction of three framed canvas prints. Bidding will be done on the 1860 Heritage Centre’s Facebook page  between 24 September and 30 October 2020. Help educate ABH’s children’s page by page.

If you would like to donate towards our fundraiser, please find the ABH’s banking details below: First National Bank, Account Name: ABH Fundraising, Account No: 508 300 223 44, Current Account, Branch Code: 250655, For international donations – SWIFT Code: FIRNZAJJ, Branch: Chatsworth, Reference: Auction and your phone number.  International donors can also donate via the ABH’s BackaBuddy campaign, remember to use the word auction when you donate. 

For further information about the fundraiser please call 061 477 7208 /031 404 9530 or email

Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Update

Thank you for keeping the ABH in your thoughts and prayers. We are reaching out to our supporters because the vast majority of our sustainable income sources are rapidly depleting. Please note that the ABH is a registered Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) therefore donations are tax deductible. We issue Section 18A Certificates for donations for submission with your tax return.

Please find our banking details below:

First National Bank
Account Name: ABH Fundraising
Account No: 508 300 223 44
Branch Code: 250655
Branch: Chatsworth
Reference: COV Name and your phone number

For international donations-SWIFT Code: FIRNZAJJ

If you are able to help, please email or call 031 404 9523. Keep safe and thank you for helping us to fulfil our mission of caring, sharing and serving.

Welcome to the ABH

The Aryan Benevolent Home (ABH) is a national, registered Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) and Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) that provides services to more than 700 vulnerable persons daily.

We are almost a century old charitable organisation that provides succour on a 24-hour basis to the aged, frail, physically and mentally challenged, abused women and orphans; spreading our activities over 5 facilities in the greater Durban area, an aged-care facility in Glencoe and two children’s homes in Lenasia, Gauteng. In addition, we have an extensive nursing education programme. We provide a home and 750 000 meals per year to the aged, frail, the orphaned and abused.

*All photographs appearing on this website have been posted with the prior knowledge and permission of our residents.