Here at African Safari Consultants, we pride ourselves on giving back to the community. It is for this reason that we regularly partner with the Uthando Organisation and help out where we can with one of their many worthwhile initiatives. We just received their latest newsletter, and thought we’d share with you the great things they’re doing to better people’s lives…

Fair Trade : Uthando received Fair Trade Accreditation for a second term from Fair Trade in Tourism SA. ASC congratulates you Uthando on this wonderful achievement!

Tours : Uthando is currently rated 5 out of 132 BEST TOURS in Cape Town on Trip AdvisorUthando have yet to receive anything but an excellent rating and are working towards expanding their group tour offering.

16 June Uthando Benefit Event 2012 : This event in 2011 was truly a spectacle. An hour and half of the most remarkable talent performing. Please support the event AND if you have clients travelling in Cape Town book tickets for them. A prouder South African story you will not find.  Tickets can be purchased on . Show is taking place at Willowbridge Theatre in Cape Town.

Uthando Project Updates

Abalimi Bezekhaya:    We are assisting Abalimi with the purchase of high quality rat traps. This has been a major recent problem in some of the gardens.

Dance for All: Maintenance and support for Tutu and Aviwe November (these two boys are top achievers at DFA)

Future Stars: Tutu and Aviwe November

Happy Feet Gumboot:  Completion of the youth centre in Langa township

Jikeleza Dance: Another year of investment in workshops for over 40 of the more senior girls throughout the year    

Volcano Arts Project: The theatre for Volcano is finally completed; this was a very big investment over many years so it’s completion has been met with great excitement.

Volcano Arts Project

Kiddies Educare: Completion of the new day care centre plus jungle gym and play area for the children

NOAH (Old Age): Sponsored new clinic for the oldies in Khayelitsha. They have to wait for many hours in government clinic so this new clinic at the NOAH main head office in Khayelitsha is having a huge impact. Uthando have recently completed the construction of  two new “houses” for the elderly who are most destitute and live in appalling conditions

The proud owners of a new home at Noah

Thokozani Brothers:   Uthando started from scratch in November last year with this centre and it has grown considerably since then, servicing a whole community of thousands of people. There is now a day care centre, music centre, jungle gym and a beautiful garden.

If you’d like to contribute to the outstanding work done by our friends at Uthando, then please follow the link to their donation page.