_WHO WE ARE_

Our Vision

 The vision of Utho Ngathi (translation from Zulu Language: “You are something because of me and I am something because of you”) is to unleash the potential of a million people with disabilities in Southern Africa. 

Our Mission

To unleash the potential of a million people with disabilities in Southern Africa

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Utho Ngathi Disability Projects NPO
Bank : First National Bank
Account no : 62858479431
Branch code : 258623
Swift Code: FIRNZAJJ

To realize our vision the “A Road to Changes” programme of Utho Ngathi has the following key objectives:

  • Comprehensive Research: to develop optimum programmes
  • Increased Community Awareness of the needs and challenges faced by persons with disabilities and the importance of their inclusion
  • Improve the Livelihoods of Persons with Disabilities through facilitating the involvement of family and community members
  • Community Based Rehabilitation: establishing partnerships to develop programmes
  • Sponsorships: creating a support base for persons with disabilities and their families with sponsorships from individual and corporate supporters and donors
  • Establish Professional Partnerships, both country specific and throughout the Southern African region, to optimise and enhance all efforts
  • Develop Innovative Business Opportunities to ensure economic livelihoods for persons with disabilities and their families

To realize our vision the “A Road to Changes” programme of Utho Ngathi has the following key objectives:

Comprehensive Research to develop optimum programmes; increased community awareness of the needs and challenges faced by persons with disabilities and the importance of their inclusion; facilitation of the involvement of family and community members to improve the livelihoods of persons with disabilities; establish partnerships to develop community based rehabilitation programmes; creating a support base for persons with disabilities and their families with sponsorships from individual and corporate supporters and donors; establish professional partnerships, both country specific and throughout the Southern African region, to optimise and enhance all efforts; innovative business development to ensure economic livelihoods for persons with disabilities and their families.

The organisation adopted the following core values:

  • Honest and open relationships with others;
  • Regard and respect for the circumstances and concerns of persons with disabilities in the way staff and volunteers relate with them, their families and communities
  • Transparency by providing timely, accessible and accurate information on the organisation.
  • Trust: Utho Ngathi also believes that trust within the organisation as well as between Utho Ngathi and partner organisations, persons with disabilities, their families and communities is key to the success of its activities.

We are on the road to changes. Our staff and volunteers work tirelessly to mobilise available resources and to create awareness and interest to help persons with disabilities become fulfilled and contributing members of society. What has emerged - which so often does when potential is unleashed - are bright, hopeful persons who will grasp the slightest opportunities granted them with both hands. A little assistance, an opening of a door, and the life of not only the person with a disability but also the family and even the community they live in, is changed and brightened immeasurably.

A few of the specific achievements by Utho Ngathi to date include:

  • Regular visits to the homes of 600 persons with disabilities – 400 in South Africa and 200 in Zambia and provided training in disability management and community based rehabilitation;
  • Launching 20 awareness campaigns throughout South Africa and Zambia to provide information on persons with disabilities and facilitate the involvement of communities and various agencies in the development of the skills of persons with disabilities
  • Provision of assistive devices, i.e. wheelchairs, walking aids, spectacles, etc, to 500 persons with disabilities
  • Establishment and arrangement for the ongoing activity by community members at two day care centres in the OR Tambo District Municipality in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa
  • Establishment of a boarding facility in the Southern Province of Zambia where children with disabilities are enabled to be included in mainstream education
  • Assessment of the needs of 800 persons with disabilities during home visits and awareness campaigns and referred them for the necessary follow-up to various agencies and organisations
  • Establishment of two community commercial farming ventures in the Southern Province of Zambia
  • Establish sustainable economic development businesses South Africa in Soweto (Gauteng Province) and Macubeni Villages (Eastern Cape Province)

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Governance and Registration

Utho Ngathi is a registered Section 21 Not–for-Profit Company in South Africa, as well as being fully registered with the Registrar of Societies in Zambia, operating in historically disadvantaged communities in southern Africa. Our organisation is tax exempted by the South African Revenue Services, as well as by the relevant authorities in Zambia. Utho Ngathi implements the guidelines on corporate governance as set out in the World Association of Non-governmental Organisations “Code of Ethics and Conduct for NGOs” document. At the operational level the organisation has prepared the necessary constitution and other legal documents to reflect these guidelines. 

Our Patron

Dr Kaunda

Kenneth David Buchizya Kaunda

Kenneth David Buchizya Kaunda (born 28 April 1924)[1], also known as KK                          
served as the first President of Zambia, from 1964 to 1991.

Our Team

Andreas Woerster

Managing Director 

Masauso Phiri

Project Manager 

Rendani Nthangeni

 Project Coordinator 

_ The Members of the _

Southern African Board

Annie Ngwira

Human Resource Specialist and Consultant

Martha Mmoledi

Business Administration and Marketing

Nolwando Maoto

First National Bank (FNB) Connect to Customer  

Rantopo David Boikanyo

Professional Architectural Technologist

Olefile Masangane

Motivator and Trainer
 

CONTACTS

3795A Nkom Ya Hlaba Street
Orlando East, Soweto, 1804

+27(0) 10 110 7338

uthongathi@telkomsa.net

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Bank : First National Bank
Account no : 62858479431
Branch code : 258623
Swift Code: FIRNZAJJ

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