Matimba (a Tsonga word for strength and power) is an organisation that seeks to support young people who are transgender and gender variant.
Matimba’s aim is to share information about the unique needs of this community with families and allies, educators and service providers, to facilitate healthy, caring and safe environments for all gender-variant youth.
Matimba envisions a society that allows and empowers transgender and gender-variant youth to express themselves in all aspects of their lives, with the support of their family and allies, in an environment conducive to their development.
Matimba’s aims and objectives
Matimba’s mission is to collaboratively help transgender and gender-variant youth aged 19 and under, and their families, through: