Enabling children with disabilities to lead full and happy lives
We are Uhambo, an organization that transforms lives and makes opportunities accessible to people with physical disabilities in rural and underdeveloped parts of Africa. Our mission and work directly impacts people with disabilities who are vulnerable and, often times, forgotten.
Our name (Uhambo) means "journey" or "traveling forward" in a South African language, Xhosa. And that's exactly what we're doing. Uhambo USA’s vision is to reduce inequalities and barriers to participation for children with all disabilities. We do this primarily through our focus on parent and caregiver empowerment programs, in line with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Uhambo USA works to support the efforts of Uhambo Foundation in Cape Town, South Africa. Our team of community workers, program facilitators, therapists and social workers in South Africa deliver capacity-building programs, disability sensitization, skills training and are referral sources to local support and services.
Our team is committed to advocacy, lobbying and policy development which ensures the empowerment of children with mobility devices, their parents, families, caregivers, supporters and communities. We employ a holistic approach in our community engagement, and our work is interlinked with many other services. We value these partnerships in building an inclusive society.
We invite you to learn more about our organization. Consider volunteering, donating, or simply spreading the message of Uhambo today. Help us alleviate poverty, promote human rights, and remove barriers for people with disabilities in Africa.