Uthando hosted a group of study abroad students from the University of Washington, Seattle, USA led by their Professor from the Department of Law, Societies and Justice. The group has been based at the University of Cape Town for several weeks. The group is in South Africa to learn about local criminal justice issues and especially focused on at-risk youth projects. Uthando introduced the group to dynamic and inspiring change-makers (and their teams) in this field in their respective communities, namely
Travel Beyond hosted a very successful Africa Evening and fundraiser auction in Stockholm, Sweden, on the 5th of September 2018. The evening was an opportunity to showcase Africa to Travel Beyond clients and raise money for the construction of Masibulele Educare in Khayelitsha. Thank you to Travel Beyond, Livingstone Safaris, all of the contributors to the 11 itineraries which we auctioned off and the incredibly kind and generous attendees who helped raise the remarkable figure of 620 000.00 SEK (Swedish Krone)
Truly emotional and magic moments happen frequently during Uthando tours. Whilst visiting the Moya we Khaya Garden in Khayelitsha, Mama Christina Kaba produced her passbook (which she was forced to carry during the apartheid years) to show Arun Gandhi. During the exchange Mama Kaba thanked Arun Gandhi on behalf of his grandfather, Mahatma Gandhi, for his tireless efforts to eradicate racial discrimination and hatred both in South Africa and around the world. Millions of black South Africans were imprisoned for “tresspassing”
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.