Many children who participate in UBA’s program have been orphaned or are victims of abuse and neglect. UBA’s social worker ensures that every child lives in a safe home environment, attends school, receives government grants, and closely monitors their wellbeing and progress.
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Skwayi, Ubuntu Africa’s social worker and counselor
Working at Ubuntu Africa, what is something that has struck you the most?
From being here what struck me is the way that the children are living. Most of them are living with poverty and [it’s hard because] in these families, you can’t just take a treatment with nothing in the stomach…Most of them are not cared for by their families…and there’s that feeling that they are not with their families, and they needed that love. I had to make a difference to these kids and their families.
What has been the biggest success you’ve had here, or something you’ve been the most proud of?
I am proud that this organization is being known by the community. They [families, children] are coming in numbers from the whole of Khayelitsha. Every person, even the parents in here when they are in the clinic, talk word of mouth to other parents and they are bringing more of the children here.