The Crisis facing children in South Africa

  • 20 million children (35% of population)
  • 2.4 million are orphaned
  • 3,500 children survive abandonment
  • 90% of those abandoned are babies or under one yr old
  • 1,000 children are murdered each year
  • Drugs, violence, gangs, rape and sexual assault are a national crisis

Who are we?

Ukuthemba Foundation was set up in 2006.
Together with local authorities, we rescue babies and toddlers who face incredibly difficult situations, including extreme poverty, abuse, neglect and disability and keep them safe by providing a loving home environment.

How can you help?

We need to raise around £85k to run our 5 homes each year. Historically we raised this through two dinners a year in SA and London but the market for client entertaining has changed and costs have been rising! We have had to become very creative and there are many way in which you can help!
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Support a child for a Year

Sponsors receive regular updates from Ukethemba about the homes you are supporting and the fundamental difference your contribution is making.

Choose from our wish list

Have a look through our wish list of crucial items that ever home needs to ensure that children are happy and healthy and can live normal lives.

Friends Of Ukuthemba

These are the brands and organizations who have selflessly risen to the challenge of raising funds for Ukuthemba over many years, by offering amazing experiences and precious for our silent auctions and charity events.

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