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“Training through service, service through training”

75% of a child’s brain is formed in the first year.*

Research shows that the First 1000 Days of life (conception to 2 years old) are the most important in laying a solid foundation for a child’s physical and emotional development. Unfortunately, many South African children do not get the love and care they need to grow up into healthy, happy and productive adults

That is why Ububele focuses its expertise and programmes on improving the emotional development of children under 7 years old to make the most impact on the future of South Africa. Located in Kew, most of our programmes are located in nearby Alexandra, home to over 500 000 people including 30 000 children under 7.

*Shore, R. 1997. Rethinking the brain: zero to three.2nd ed. New York: Families and Work Institute



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Working wih groups: Invitation to participate

Executive Directors Message.. read

Bus Launch

Ububele launches Ubuntu Bus in Alexandra.. read

Ububele bids farewell to Jake.. read more

New Film a first for Ububele and Alexandra

A new 5-minute film by Ububele called “Umdlezane - the First 1000 Days” on the importance of attachment or bonding between a mother and her baby, is available for all on YouTube.. more

Ububele Parent Infant Programme Newsletter

Ububele is pleased to announce that six new Home Visitors have joined the team in August after extensive training

Lotto supports infant and child mental health

Ububele Media Release – 17 November 2014 The National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund (NLDTF) has donated a total of R1,7 million to Ububele Educational and Psychotherapy Trust towards crucial child and infant mental health support and training programmes. ..read

Ububele benefit preformance

Innovative training for Pre-school staff

Gladys Langa, Julia Green & Evelyn Dubazana from the Ububele Pre-school loved the Reggio Emilia training held at St Mary's School in Joburg from 24-26 June... read 

Ububele on the world stage

Ububele impressed delegates at the recent World Association for Infant Mental Health (WAIMH) congress held in Edinburgh, Scotland. read 

Dischem donates blankets

The 65 children at the Ububele Pre-school, who are mostly from nearby Alexandra, were delighted to receive beautiful cosy blankets this winter from the Dis-Chem Foundation read 

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