The Light of Ubuntu NPC Funding supports some scholars and university students from disadvantaged backgrounds. The Foundation is currently funding students at Mangosuthu University of Technology, University of KwaZulu Natal as well as Durban University of Technology. With limited resources, we are also supporting students who are studying abroad in various fields.


It is Mama Gumede’s vision to support all forms of education particularly to young girls and youth in generarally. Education remain her most priority for this Foundation. Through her interventions in community development, we have adopted two schools from Inanda, i.e. Amaoti No. 1. Primary as well as Amaotu No. 3. We are aiming at creating exemplary schools who harbours hope and culture of learning accross the board, despite the background and poverty margins that engulf the erea. These schools will slowly become a model to which schooling and learning environment should be, irrispective of location or financial background.

Through generosity of our supporters, Light of Ubuntu NPC has donated with cooling fans at Amaoti No. 3 Combined School, has also assisted in many interventions such as Matric camps. Arts and culture is being implemented at this school so as to provide a balanced developmental activities.

Amaoti No. 1 Primary School is of historical background as the first school that Mama Zandile attended her primary education at. It has always remained in her heart to contribute and change this school. We are excited of a partnership with Sibaya Community Trust to renovate this school. The current project will see the school with brand new roof, wall repairs and most importantly with new ablution blocks in an acceptable standards for human health. The Foundation will also install the wi-fi to the school assisting that it uses latest technology for learning purposes.

These are small innovations and contribution of the Foundation that has been newly re-launched in May 2017. A lot still needs to be done in our education sector, eThekwini as a city is much wide including its challenges. It is our belief that we all can do our share to contribute in buildingour societies, and education is the key towards us realizing that goal. We therefore invite other partners to assist us in contributing to social reforms through education.


Based in KwaMashu, northern township of Durban, a good “Samaritan" old lady, Ms. Memela is a former alcoholic herself. When she finally quit, she then had a vision and love to help her community to fight the abuse of drugs. At her backyard in KwaMashu, she is housing about 8 boys and two girls who are drug and alcohol addicted. She is operating at an outside, very small back room in her yard. The Light of Ubuntu NPC heard about this good project of trying to re- build our communities and had an interest to assist. Since February 2017, groceries have are sent monthly. The Company has also renovated the kitchen, which was unveiled in the 2017 Mandela Day.


The sanitary towel drive is a programme that deals with distributing sanitary towels to young girls in schools in disadvantaged areas. It enables the young girls to attend school consistently, participate more in sport, and generally improve their sense of self-worth, contributing to breaking the cycle of poverty and ensuring a better life in the long term.