UBUNTU-BETHU is a non-governmental organization founded in 2016 and based in Samora Machel, an underserved area part of Cape Town, South Africa which presents a mix of formal and informal settlements. It has been established to support the social and educational needs of children, to promote arts and culture and to assist the most vulnerable members of the community. Ubuntu-Bethu also aims at promoting social cohesion, ‘Ubuntu’ (“I am because we are”), and the respect of human rights within the community regardless of gender, race, nationality and age.
The organization is rooted in the four core values of equality, sustainability, Ubuntu and empowerment. Equality: in all the work we do, we bring our best values, caring for everybody and giving our best performance and discipline for social justice for all. Ubuntu: we embody the principle of Ubuntu by living for one another and putting the needs of the community first. Sustainability: we keep the future in mind whatever we do and work towards a community that stands free from the chains of poverty. Empowerment: we will always strive to empower children and youth with the tools and knowledge to be independent.