Cradle to Career

Ubuntu Pathways breaks the cycle of poverty by providing South Africa's most vulnerable children with what all children deserve—everything, every day.

A child’s birthplace shouldn’t
determine her future.
Homepage Povertycomplex6

Poverty is Complex.

The world’s poor face challenges that have deep-rooted causes, often spanning generations.

Homepage Solution2

But the cycle is breakable.

We have created a pathway out of poverty that guides children from their first steps to their first jobs.

A lifetime of support. Lives transformed.

Health Icon


of mothers living with HIV give birth to virus-free babies in a community where 1 in 3 pregnant women is infected.

Education Icon


of our scholars pass their university qualifying exams, compared to a 37% pass rate among their peers.

Career Icon


of youth are placed in rewarding jobs in a region where 80% of young people aged 18-35 are unemployed.

You can’t raise a child in a
day, a week, or even a year.
20 Years Balloons Stills


20 Year Dreams

Join us to transform lives.

How You Can Help

Kholi Profile
Kholisa Thomas
Supporting Ubuntu through art, South Africa

"I’ve chaired Ubuntu’s Johannesburg Gala since its inception. As the founder of Art Talks, a platform that connects the art world with art buyers, I use my relationship with South Africa’s most brilliant artists to support Ubuntu’s life-changing work. I’m proud to be a part of Ubuntu’s mission and create uplifting connections that make the world a better place."

Testimonial Megan And Andrew
Andrew & Megan
Donated their wedding, United States

"On our wedding day, we chose to support Ubuntu so that the love and celebration we felt could extend far beyond our community. We wanted to help give Port Elizabeth’s children what they deserve and need most."

Testimonial Vuvu
Ran marathons, South Africa

"Fundraising for Ubuntu was such a rewarding experience because we were helping to change lives by doing what we love. It was awesome to witness how generous people were when we asked them for support!"

Testimonial Shanthi Blanchard
Gives monthly, United States

"Ubuntu understands that a child’s path from poverty is not just about education. Their holistic model is one any donor should feel confident getting behind. It’s what inspired me to get more involved and give monthly."


The Ubuntu Campus

A symbol of our belief that access to quality education and healthcare is a right, not a privilege.

Today at Ubuntu
Community members stopped by for services
Toddlers attend preschool classes
Caregivers are learning parenting skills
Students are attending job skills training
People receive HIV treatment and care
Preschoolers are harvesting vegetables in the rooftop garden