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 disadvantaged communities. 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.

Mission Statement

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.

About us

©  Ukuthasa 2017 | 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.  
Meet the team

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 disadvantaged communities. 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.

Mission Statement

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.

About us

©  Ukuthasa 2007 | Charity Registration Number: 1055539  
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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.  
Meet the team
ukuthasa Encouraging local communities in Africa