Uthando Child Care Centre & Pre-School (Uthando) is a Non-Profit organization based in the South of Durban (just outside KwaMakhutha township) founded in 1996 by Mrs Dolly Kweyama.
PSA visited this Centre on 28/11/08, when we learnt of the history of this organization.
The community of Kwa Makhutha township, where the Centre is based, was severely affected by the political violence in the early 1990s. The consequences of this were huge disruptions of family structures (widows, orphans, heightened poverty, abused children, etc). Dolly therefore saw a need to embark on a project which will provide shelter, nourishment, teach morals and provide some counseling for the abused children. Her efforts are directed at trying to break the “Cycle of Poverty & Helplessness” in this area. The Centre currently houses 57 children.
PSA has agreed to partner with Uthando by way of allocating 2 shares which will be held by Uthando, from which dividends will accrue to assist with much needed financial resources.
Our plan is to establish long-term relationships with the Centre and assist with smaller projects during the year to assist with this noble course to “make a difference in this Community”.