Charity profile

We are UP for more joy in the world…

It’s our vision to have a world where the general emotional state of
being is Uplifting and inspiring where human kind practices being both
human and kind. We are co-creating a movement of joy throughout Southern
Africa and the world.

We have literally been sharing joy and joy tools since 2003. Most of
our work has us in children homes, hospitals and schools where the need
is greatest; By sharing loVing ways of being and inspiring many people
to be active joy enthusing volunteers and catalysts of joy, we’ve
uplifted thousands.

Nowadays our training models, which include accessible tools of
UPliftment, mindfulness, emotional wellness and creative self expression
has us training care givers, all age volunteers, catalysts and
facilitators, as we continue to support and collaborate with all those
who want to unite and UPlift our societies. We invite you to support and
or join us as we co-create more joy in Hospitals, Schools, Prisons,
Businesses and Communities.


Legally we are a The UPliftment Programme - (aka The UP) - we are registered Not for Profit Organisation 122-357 NPO & PBO 930018482 founded in 2003... our beneficiaries are predominantly youth and children from previously disadvantaged communities.

Through our arts activities we uplift and bring joy. Sharing joy supports the well-being & recuperation of children in hospitals and homes and our volunteers and facilitators also are uplifted through this exchange as they learn the beauty of service and kindness.

You can sUPport us, either by donating money or time - by becoming a Care Clown or Joy Catalyst and or offering your skills to help us grow UP.

"Bliss is the gift you receive when you share joy with another" Nicola Jackman (founder and cheer/chairlady of The UP)

For more info email upliftmentprogramme(at)

A special thanks to ALL who do sUPport us, thanks for keeping us moving joy around southern Africa and the world. Thank you for all your love, generosity and care - here's wishing you a whole heap back of the same kindness in your lives.

FOR A LITTLE VISUAL on our work - The Free Spirit feature is worth a watch and share - click here -
It's all UP from here...!!!

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