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