Simone Suenkel came on an Uthando Tour in 2016 whilst on holiday in Cape Town. As a result of the tour, Simone was inspired to help in some way and contacted Uthando in 2018. As a teacher, Simone is now spearheading a fundraising campaign with the class 10a at Geschwister-Scholl-Gymnasium in Roethenbach an der Pegnitz. It is a high school or grammar School in Bavaria, Germany ( the schools website is https://www.gsgym.bayern ) The idea behind the initiative is not just
Uthando was pleased to make a contribution towards the Kronendal Music Academy (KMA) trip for their young students to attend the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival to be held in Scotland in July 2018. Not only will the trip be a life changing experience for the students, but the visibility of the KMA on the international stage will certainly assist in future fundraising and collaboration efforts.
Phil and Margo Harding first went on an Uthando Tour in March 2016 and visited the old Thokozani Together Centre which was built from shipping containers and shacks. They subsequently contributed to the construction of the new Thokozani Centre which was officially opened in November 2017. The British couple returned to Cape Town and visited the completed centre in March 2018 together with Uthando. The children at the centre presented Phil and Margo with a thank you poster they had made
Uthando is extremely grateful to Craig Smith and the New Frontiers Tours team for the many years of amazing support. New Frontiers Tours is one of Uthando’s core supporters and donors. It was incredibly gratifying taking Craig and a few of the Cape Town based staff to visit several of the community projects which Uthando is visiting and supporting, and to show them some of the tangible improvements as a result of their investments. Pic The New Frontiers Team visiting the
Uthando is extremely proud to be involved with and supporting Zama Dance School, and provided funding for the April school holiday project at Zama. Zama’s director, Andrew Warth says he is extremely grateful to Uthando for making this workshop possible. Miss Tamara Moubayed from the Russian Ballet Society (UK) arrived in Cape Town on the 5th April where she began a 4 day dance workshop with the young students and teachers at Zama Dance School in Gugulethu. Now in its 29th
Huge gratitude to the people that responded to Uthando’s call to help the fundraising efforts for the 6 students at Eziko Cooking School in Langa. Uthando was very pleased to contribute the majority of the costs requested by Eziko for the students participation in a 6 month training programme facilitated by an international chef from France in ADDO (Eastern Cape). The students required chef informs, knives, accessories and stipends for the duration of the programme and thankfully all of their costs
THANK YOU to ALL of the very kind and generous people and companies that contributed to the annual christmas parties for the beautiful seniors at Neighbourhood Old Age Homes (NOAH), Masibathande Old Age Group and Sinovuyo Seniors Club. More than 260 seniors received vouchers to supplement their meagre government pensions over the festive season. Uthando also sponsored the year end functions with food, music and lots of fun being had by all to bring the year to an end.
Uthando is extremely honoured and grateful for the opportunity to partner with the Cape Grace in 2018. This iconic 5 Star Cape Town Hotel will be supporting the Eziko Cooking School in Langa and the Masizake Youth Art Project in Gugulethu through Uthando.
On the 20th of April 2017 Uthando graciously and gratefully accepted the award “Best Tour Operator for Impact in Urban Areas” at the African Responsible Tourism Awards. A very big thank you to the esteemed panel of judges for awarding Team Uthando (ie which includes all of the community projects) this prestigious award.
Uthando was super excited to be voted as joint winner together with TIME + TIDE of the Innovation Awards in the category “Engage Africa”. The requirement under this category entailed showing how Uthando is collaborating with the local population to support, train and transform the community in the endeavour to build a more united Africa.