The most sustainable way to break the cycle of poverty is through early interventions. We start with infants, monitoring their health for 1,000 days with regular screenings and immunizations. We provide new moms with postnatal support, including breastfeeding classes and newborn packs. Families have access to parenting skills classes where they can learn about nutrition, discipline, safety, and childhood development. Toddlers are enrolled in our Early Childhood Development program, which ensures children aged 2-5 years achieve developmental milestones. All our graduates enter primary school with a strong foundation, prepared for a lifetime of learning.
Cradle to career programs
HIV/AIDS Treatment and Support
Our approach to addressing the HIV epidemic begins with birth. Through our Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT) program, we ensure that pregnant women living with HIV give birth to healthy, HIV-negative babies. Our medical team monitors pregnancies closely, promoting safe childbirth practices and infant feeding to halt the spread of HIV. All patients living with HIV receive antiretroviral medication, routine testing to maintain healthy viral loads, and adherence support. We also provide sexual and reproductive health services to girls and women and organize outreach initiatives to eradicate the stigma surrounding HIV in our community.
Primary and Preventative Health Care
The townships of Port Elizabeth face an unequal healthcare system: private, well-funded facilities for the wealthy and under-resourced, overcrowded public clinics for the poor. Operating from our state-of-the-art clinic, Ubuntu ensures that our community receives the same quality of care as the country’s elite. Our medical team provides individualized health services, everything from routine checkups to nutritional consultations to medication from our onsite pharmacy.
Academic, life skills, & university support
Ubuntu Pathways provides primary and high school students a safe space to develop positive behaviors and achieve academic excellence. Our Holiday Camps offer a host of extra-curricular activities like public speaking, performing arts, and sports. University-bound scholars receive one-on-one tutoring while preparing for their matric exams and participate in group study and discussions with their peers.
Job Skills Training
We empower unemployed youth aged 18-34 with the skills and opportunities needed to enter and advance in the workforce. Students receive career guidance, vocational training, and professional skills development over a period of six weeks. Upon completing the program, we place graduates in rewarding employment through our recruiting partners across foodservice, hospitality, retail, and other industries.
Even the most effective health and educational interventions can be undermined if things are not going well at home. Our community in the townships faces especially challenging circumstances like financial insecurity and malnutrition. Ensuring a safe and stable household is the foundation of our impact. Our social workers and counselors work with families to create individualized case management plans that includes interventions like security upgrades and psychosocial counseling. Our team is there to constantly monitor clients’ progress and help families live healthy and stable lives.