Ubuntu Education Fund is a non-profit organisation that provides world-class health, household stability, and educational support to orphaned and vulnerable children in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
Their mission is simple, all-encompassing, yet radical: to help raise township children by providing them what all children deserve—everything. The Ubuntu Model, an innovative theory of change that has received acclaim from the likes of President Bill Clinton and the World Economic Forum, is rooted in four guiding mandates: developing cradle-to-career programmes; prioritising depth over breadth of impact; investing in the sustainability of their institution, and listening to and learning from their community.
Shifting away from traditional development models that fail to address the compounding burdens of poverty, Ubuntu has developed a holistic pathway that takes children and families from vulnerability to stability and success.
Over the past 18 years, Ubuntu graduates, pioneers of their families, have proven that a child’s birthplace does not determine her future. They are rewriting not just their stories but also the industry narrative of what disadvantaged communities can accomplish.