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UMVOTI AIDS CENTRE

Umvoti AIDS Centre (UAC) is a registered Non-Profit Organization (NPO No. 022-255), Public Benefit Organization 930025812. UAC is strategically located on the route between Durban, Pietermaritzburg and has been in existence since 2001, with its main office based in Greytown, a town in the District of UMzinyathi, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa. 

In 2009, Sappi donated a 6-hectare piece of land, situated in the middle of informal settlements and hostels on the outskirts of Greytown, on which we have developed office space, a warehouse, safe park, a community garden, crèche and ECD facilities and a place of safety for child abuse victims.

The Umvoti Aids Centre provides comprehensive and dynamic programmes, mobilising the community to fulfil its own vision of a brighter tomorrow. The UAC is experienced and has been recognized at delivering high quality home-based care and prevention programmes as well as giving support to orphans and vulnerable children.

More recently, the organisation has invested a great deal of time and energy in establishing community development initiatives that train, build capacity and foster sustainable livelihoods.

 

The Umvoti Aids Centre now manages a large portfolio of programmes that use a more holistic approach to meeting the needs of the population of Umvoti, UMsinga and UMshwathi Municipality.

Vision

To be an effective social, spiritual and economic change agent, with a focus on improving lives and creating opportunities for a successful future in the community that we serve.

Mission

To deliver all aspects of health, care and support to the communities in need.

Values

  • Acknowledging that we are all wonderfully and uniquely made, and therefore we respect and listen to all people.

  • We care about the well-being and success of every person and therefore we endeavour to make a difference in every community we serve.

  • We create a culture of warmth and belonging, where everyone is welcome because we have a belief that it is possible to have a world where people live in dignity and their voices are heard and that transformation needed to create this world requires every part of society to play its role.

  • We empower our people to make decisions that improve their lives and work

  • We endeavour to deliver our very best in all that we do by acting with integrity, building lasting relationships on honesty and trust; thereby ensuring we are a good citizen in the communities in which we live and work.