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Philanthropic Cultural Tours

Uthando Cultural Field Trips : Information Sheet

Uthando offers tailor made, unique and authentic philanthropic cultural tours, visiting the projects that receive funding and other forms of assistance from Uthando and its benefactors. People attending on the field trip have an insight into the remarkable stories that make life in South Africa so interesting, dynamic and very importantly, inspiring. The tours are interactive, meeting the people at the projects, learning about their work and way of life, firsthand. By booking a tour with Uthando, clients are also automatically assisting the projects on a financial level.

Tours are offered Monday – Saturday (generally approximately 8.30am/9.00am – 1.00pm) Half Day Tours Tailor made daily depending on activities at the projects, availability of the projects etc Collection from hotels in City Bowl, Atlantic Seaboard and Southern Suburbs far as Claremont. Groups tours of any size welcome, for groups times can be tailormade. Enquire regarding availability and cost to

Project List and Activity

Abalimi Bezekhaya Urban agricultural programme / production of food in townships
Amy Biehl Foundation Youth Development
ARESTA Refugee training and education
Beauty for Ashes Prisoner rehabilitation programme for women
Dance for All Instruction of dance and skills to underprivileged children
Eziko Cooking School Development of Chefs
HappyFeet Gumboot Dancers Instruction of dance, soccer and life skills to children
Home from Home Home based care for orphans living with HIV / AIDS
Hout Bay Music Project Instruction of classical/ other music to underprivileged children
Hotels Housing Trust Provision of housing to poor communities living in shacks
Ikapa Dance School Development of Youth through Dance
James House Cater for destitute and vulnerable children
Jikeleza Dance Company Instruction of dance and other skills to underprivileged children
Khayelitsha Special School School for children with mental and physical disabilities
Khumbulani Centre Day care for children aged 0 -7 years of age
Kiddies Educare Day care for children aged 0 – 7 years of age
Learn to Earn Empowerment project, focusing on developing skills for adults
Lulekisizwe Gay and Lesbian support in the townships
Masande Arts and Crafts Crafting and job creation
Mdzananda Animal Clinic Animal and pet welfare
NOAH Cater for the needs disadvantaged and destitute elderly people
Nonceba Foundation Centre for abused women and children
Place of Hope Centre for abused women and children
T-Bag Designs Empowerment project, production of products from dry tea bags
Thandolwethu Centre Day care centre for children 0 -7 years of age
Thokozani Brothers Youth Development
Volcano Arts Project Township theatre. Awareness of local issues through arts/drama
Vuka Senze Project Empowerment project, beading, clothing and African jewellery
Zanecebo Foundation Support for people with HIV / AIDS


Notes, Excludes and Includes

You are welcome to bring items for donation, example stationery, clothes etc. This will be handed to the director of the project, not directly to recipients (eg children). NOTES: The townships are safe, but of course it is better to take precautions, please leave valuables in the hotel (i.e. jewellery, expensive watches etc). Uthando supports the Masande Arts and Crafts Centre in Khayelitsha, please bring sufficient cash to purchase arts and crafts at this stop during the tour.

If people want to bring items as donations the following is suggested :

Art materials
Ballet tights and shoes
Black shoes for boys and girls
Black trousers for boys and girls
Books and comics
CD’s and DVD’s
Colour-in books
Clothes of all sizes and for all ages
Dance clothes and shoes
Educational toys and games
Games (eg monopoly, snakes and ladders etc)
Music books
Musical instruments
Non-perishable foods
Office supplies for NGO’s administration
Pens and pencils
Rosin (small block of resin like substance rubbed into bowhair for musical instruments)
School supplies in general
School uniforms
Skipping ropes
Soccer balls
Socks and underwear children
Sports Equipment
Strings for string instruments (eg violin and cello)
Toiletries (soap,towels,shampoo,toothpaste etc)
Wool and knitting materials