Founded in 2019

Education, Advocacy and Support for transgender and gender variant kids and teenagers.

About us

We are Matimba

Our organization – named for the Xitsonga word for strength and power – was founded in 2019 to support trans and gender variant children, teenagers and their families. All children deserve a childhood. We strive every day to cultivate a safe and caring environment for trans and gender variant youth. For these children and teens, we are advocates. For their families, we offer both support and education. Join us in our mission to improve and celebrate the lives of trans and gender-variant individuals everywhere.


Online support group

For parents and caregivers of trans and gender-diverse youth. Facilitated youth hangouts are also available.

We are having a picnic

If you are a young trans/gender diverse individual or the parent/caregiver of one, then please come picnic with us…


Matimba has grown and cemented its work in the global trans and gender-diverse movement, dreaming and creating.


Your contribution helps us in our mission to amplify the voices of trans and gender diverse kids and teenagers. Every donation makes an impact on the lives and development of these amazing youth.