One UP Give One Back with Ubuntu Africa
For those of you out of the loop, at One UP South Africa, giving back is a consideration of everything we do. Every year, we pledge to partner up with at least 6 different South African based ‘do-gooders’ and help raise awareness and funds for their cause in a very One UP way. Additionally, for every hundred rand we make through advertising – we put one rand back into bettering South Africa.
Last month, we had an awesome time with Steve Newman and Project Rhino KZN to help raise the profile of Rhino conservation, the dire truths about our dwindling Rhino population lost to poachers and ways to get involved. Remember the model clay skydive challenge? The Kauai Rhino Run? The Onesie Olympics? Yes, they’re all part of the fun we had whilst giving One Back to Project Rhino KZN.
So, as our time with Steve Newman + Project Rhino KZN comes to a close, we’re very excited to have confirmed our next Give One Back beneficiary, Ubuntu Africa (UBA)
Meet Ubuntu Africa
Ubuntu Africa improves the health and wellbeing of HIV+ kids in local, under-served communities within South Africa. HIV/AIDS is the leading cause of death in children under five and in South Africa and there are 330,000 HIV+ children under the age of 15. Not only do our nation's HIV + kids suffer from the physical elements of their illness, but they also are the victim of social stigma resulting in abuse, neglect and bullying.
Ubuntu Africas Child Healthcare Center provides a unique and comprehensive model of care for over 200 HIV+ children living in the challenging context of extreme poverty in Khayelitsha, South Africa. This is a place where HIV+ kids can go to receive medicine, food and care but ultimately is a place where they can go to feel safe, loved and empowered.
Right now, we’re working with the awesome team at Ubuntu Africa to come up with something really fun and special to uplift the kids, boost awareness and provide you all with ways in how YOU can also Give One Back. In the meantime, please keep an eye on One UP, over the next few weeks we will be keeping you in the know with all the news on how our partnership with Ubuntu Africa is unfolding!
Have an idea on how we could help support UBA in an exciting and effective way-get in touch and tell us!