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.
A very big THANK YOU to Travel Beyond, Livingstone Safaris, all of the suppliers that donated bednights and excursions and all of the people in Stockholm that purchased the itineraries on auction on the 20th of April. Through the Travel Beyond auction a massive R418 646.08 was raised, all of which is going into the new building for Zizamele Educare in Khayelitsha.
Uthando is extremely grateful and proud of the amazing support from We Are Africa. On the 18th of November the We Are Africa Team came on an educational to visit Abalimi Bezekhaya, and to attend a celebratory year end function with the seniors from SinuvuyoSeniors Club. A fun and joyous morning was had by all. Pic: James Fernie showing the We Are Africa team the Moya we Khaya Garden
Many thanks to the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel for sponsoring the wild food edible garden at the Ikhaya Garden in Khayelitsha. Loubie Rusch from Making Kos oversaw the planting of the garden with many of the local children taking part and learning about the magic of edible wild plants.