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A visit to Grandma’s House

On Sunday, 2 May 2021, Uzwela Foundation paid a visit to Ouma Se Plekkie a safe home for abused children. ("Ouma se plekkie" is Afrikaans for Grandma's house.)Children are placed here through the Children’s Court after being removed from their parental caregivers. Physical and sexual abuse caused by drug and...
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Easter 2021

On 4 April 20121 the Uzwela Easter Bunny suprised the kids at Igugulethu Child and Youth Care Centre and the Rainbow Cottage of the St Francis Care Centre with Easter treats.In the days running up to the visit, we baked & decorated 155 bunny and egg-shaped cookies and made 310...
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Birthday surprise at John Wesley Children’s Home

On International Women's Day, Uzwela Foundation visited the John Wesley Children's Home to donate special Blessing Bags to the young ladies living in the home. During our visit and after conversations with the young ladies, we realised there was a need for additional support.Three weeks later, we were back at the...
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Food parcels for three families and a Youth Care Centre

Community Food Drive | 13 March 202 Uzwela Foundation delivered food parcels to three families in the Johannesburg-South area.   The families were very grateful to receive food parcels with essential items such as maize meal, rice, chicken, sausage, non-perishable and canned food, fresh fruit, vegetables, eggs, toiletries, and cleaning materials. ...
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International Women’s Day 2021

In celebration of International Women’s Day on 8 March 2021, Uzwela Foundation visited the John Wesley Children's Home to donate special Blessing Bags to the young ladies currently living in the home.The John Wesley Children's Home is a home away from home for girls aged 12 - 18 who have...
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Kindness and Love for Charlotte Maxeke Paediatrics Oncology Ward

The month of love, Random Acts of Kindness Week and World Cancer Day, all wrapped up in February. To celebrate these special days, we decided to spoil all the brave little cancer fighters in the Paediatrics Oncology Ward at Charlotte Maxeke Hospital in Johannesburg.  To ensure the safety of the children,...
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Love is in the air at The Salvation Army

February is the month of love – a time for Valentine’s Day and emphasizing the importance of love in our lives.  But it is not only Valentine’s Day on the 14th of February, it is also the start of “Random Acts of Kindness Week”.  It's a week dedicated to kindness...
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Igugulethu Christmas Party

On the 23rd of December 2020, we hosted a Christmas party for the children at Igugulethu. Our first visit to Igugulethu was in 2013 in our personal capacity, before we created Uzwela Foundation. We can’t believe that was 7 years ago already. Over the years we have been regular visitors and...
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Christmas at St Francis Care Centre

We held a Christmas party for the children at the Rainbow Cottage at the St Francis Care Centre on 12 December 2020.  The party was made possible by the generous donation by John King BIM Solutions to St Francis who sponsored the gifts, lunch and treats for all the children. The...
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Christmas Party for Frida Hartley Centre

On the 4th of December 2020 Cayla, the reigning Jnr Miss Teen South Africa, and Elize had the privilege to facilitate a Christmas party for the women and children at the Frida Hartley Shelter in Yeoville. The party was made possible by the very generous donation from John King BIM Solutions,...
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