What is Ukuthasa?
We are a UK-based charity registered with the Charity
Commission working, through partnership, with local
communities in Africa.
We work in partnership with Non Government
Organisations (NGOs), small businesses and local
groups within communities in South Africa to help bring
about change. Although the spectrum of need is vast,
our current focus is:
counselling and support for women in crisis as a
result of pregnancy.
providing pre-school and early years education in
life-skills training and mentorship through sport.
In 2015, more than £27,000 was raised which
supported three projects in Africa.
100% of project restricted donations made to
Ukuthasa projects are used on projects, not on
administrative expenses or to pay staff.
Project workers Gary and Nicky Welsh started
Ukuthasa in 1995 with the goal of building bridges with
local communities and making a tangible difference to
people's lives. They visited post-apartheid South Africa
and were captivated by the country and its people.
Overwhelmed by the poverty, deprivation and the horror
of HIV/AIDS that they encountered, they gave up their
jobs in the UK and moved to South Africa.
To empower and work in partnership with disadvantaged
communities in Africa, helping to relieve poverty,
improve housing conditions, preserve public health and
provide vocational skill training and education.
© Ukuthasa 2007 | Charity Registration Number: 1055539
The people behind the scenes
Ukuthasa is made possible through a small UK-based
staff, project workers based in South Africa and a
volunteer Board of Trustees.
Where your money goes
Every donation makes a difference in the lives of those
we support. The above pie chart provides a breakdown
of where your money was spent.
All you need to know about us
Download our brochure to find out detailed information
about our projects and information of how you can get
involved with them.