Ubuntu Academy

Cause Profile

The Ubuntu Academy is a school of inspiration and a meeting place for young, talented people from challenging backgrounds to work together with professional creatives to develop unique and meaningful artistic projects. 

We train students through arts, entrepreneurship and leadership to become creative leaders of the next generation, to manifest positive social change and to be part of an emerging culture in South Africa.

Our guiding values are Ubuntu ("the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity"), creativity and passion.

Our vision is to create positive social change through the talents and dreams of youth, guided by the philosophy of Ubuntu.

Our mission is to be a creative place where students gain experience, skills and undergo personal growth. We systematically guide our students to realise their inherent potentials, so that they live and work as active and positively contributing citizens in their communities, the country and the world.

Our fundamental goals are to guide students to (1) receive further education, including trainings, apprenticeships or internships, (2) find or create employment, (3) support them in the set-up or launch of own businesses or initiatives.

We strive to be a best practice social enterprise that is viable and replicable. 

The Ubuntu Academy was founded in 2012 and launched its  first programme in March 2013. Together with and for Ubuntu Academy students and our stakeholders we intend to grow into a sustainable eco-system of interdisciplinary arts by co-creating with a diverse range of individuals and organisations who share our values. As such we are always on the lookout for new partners to join us on this evolving journey.

Find out more about us here:

  • www.UbuntuAcademy.co.za
  • www.facebook.com/UbuntuAcademyCapeTown.com
  • www.twitter.com/_UACT
  • www.youtube.com/UbuntuTheatre 
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