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Walk in their Shoes – What a Day!

April 23 was a beautiful day for a Walk in their Shoes. The Ubuntu Global Connections fundraiser was truly a global event, with 170 people around the world involved. Walks were hosted in 5 countries, and supporters from over 20 countries all came together for an entertaining, educational kick-off Zoom...

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South Africa March Trip Recap

A Note of Thanks from Ubuntu Global Connections Founder, Amy Gleason: Thank you to those of you who supported Ubuntu’s March 2022 trip – our milestone 30th trip! – by donating items and/or money for the nonprofit organizations in South Africa. You sent us with a total of $7,700 and...

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South Africa Trip Wish List

In preparation for Ubuntu’s March 2022 trip to South Africa, we have requested a list from each of our organizations of their current, most-needed items. We invite you to share in the journey by helping us fulfill these “wish lists” in one of three ways.

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Partner Updates – Winter 2022

Thanks to you and other generous donors, Ubuntu Global Connections directed a total of $203,817 to our partner organizations in South Africa between September 2021 and today. This funding has had an extraordinary impact on the important work they are doing to serve and strengthen their communities. Their new and...

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Celebrating 12 Years of Raising Student Achievement

Axium Education is ending its 12th year of raising student achievement by working with schools in rural Eastern Cape Province of South Africa.  What amazing growth and impact they have had!  From an initial science- and math-focused team of two, Axium has grown to a staff of 103 serving 3,500...

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Jabulani Rural Health Foundation – Livelihoods Access Center

Jabulani Rural Health Foundation is constructing a Livelihoods Access Centre in the center of the village.  This building will serve the community in a variety of ways. Primary funding for the building has been secured, but your donations allowed Ubuntu Global Connection’s to make a $5,000 contribution to provide much-needed...

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Heartwood Homestead Internship Program

The pilot year for the agricultural internship program has just ended. This 9-month residential internship is supported by our partner Sihamba Sonke and run by Karen and Roger Galloway outside of East London, South Africa. Bathandwa Sigula, the first intern, has completed his internship at Heartwood Homestead.  Learning, both theoretical...

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Axium Education – Visit to the US

Craig Paxton and Mike Gathercole of Axium Education completed a whirlwind US fundraising tour of three cities in November. Through three events in Boston area, over 50 donors gave just under $10,0000 for Axium Education. Events included a paddle tennis round robin, an outdoor backyard concert, and a dinner party. ...

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Zithulele Independent School – Building Project

In September, we hosted a zoom meeting so that Sally Le Roux, lead teacher and visionary for Zithulele Independent School, could share their plans for a crucial building project needed for the upcoming school year. Thanks to your generosity, we were able to send $35,000 to help them create a...

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South Africa June Trip Recap

Thank you to those of you who supported the trip by donating items and/or money for the nonprofit organizations in South Africa. Your generosity meant that we were able to fulfill all of the requests from the organizations with money to spare. We supplied Jabulani Rural Health Foundation with the...

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