About Us

Who we are

A registered Non-Profit, Public-Benefit Organisation (034-250-NPO) since 2003 Core practice is to benefit & uplift society Offer a range of services from counselling to skills development Collection & distribution of food to the underprivileged Temporary Relief Crisis Centre for abused women & children Crèche for poverty stricken children in rural area On site pre & post test counselling & support groups for HIV / AIDS Outreach programme for commercial sex workers Faith based organisation which offers spiritual guidance.


Who we assist

Our primary focus is on the care, counselling and rehabilitation of: Victims of domestic violence, physical & emotional abuse; Victims of Human Trafficking & of sexual abuse; Commercial Sex Workers; Orphaned, abused, or neglected children; Marginalized communities; Persons infected and affected by HIV / AIDS; Underprivileged families & unemployed individuals; Indigent persons over the age of 60; The sick, suicidal, imprisoned & the destitute. Our services are for all in need regardless of age, gender, race or religion.


History of the organisation

The Umgeni Community Empowerment Centre (U.C.E.C.) began in 2003 as a result of a soup kitchen which targeted a few schools and needy families. We were thereafter confronted with the reality of many other overwhelming challenges that individuals and communities faced. We then sought after sponsorship for food, clothing, shoes, blankets and mattresses to assist these people who we found living in poverty stricken communities.


What we are about

UCEC is a Non Profit and Public Benefit Organization that has as its primary focus on the care, counseling and rehabilitation of:
◊ Orphaned, abused, or neglected children.
◊ Marginalized communities
◊ Under-privileged families and individuals
◊ Victims of Human Trafficking
◊ Abused women
◊ Unemployed individuals
◊ The destitute
◊ Commercial Sex Workers
◊ Persons afflicted with HIV/Aids (including the counseling of their families in this regard)
◊ Indigent persons over the age of 60


Mission Statement

Our Mission is to play a vital role in the implementation of programs aimed at empowering both individuals and communities to become self sustainable and contributory citizens. The organization is driven by a clear purpose and conviction for what we do. Umgeni Community Empowerment Centre ensures a good corporate governance, accountability, transparency and financial management, maintaining a clear and defined strategy that is in line with its vision.


Vision Statement

The organizations optimal vision and goal is in essence to bring a measure of relief and a helping hand to our fellow citizens, who in many cases by no choice of their own become subjected to the many misfortunes we face in our country. We seek to establish a partner / working relationship with our business community and individuals in a concerted effort to bring about a sense of self worth and independence to the less fortunate and underdeveloped people, to create a stigma free environment for those infected and affected by HIV/Aids and to those who are shamed as a result of being a victim of abuse (in its many facets), to be a life line for people who live in poverty and misery. Also, in the event of natural or other disasters in and around our country, UCEC will position itself to participate in the assessment and distribution of food, clothing, blankets and medical supplies, to engage professional field workers on a volunteer basis.


Core Practice

UCEC’s core practice is to benefit and uplift society. UCEC assists in the collection and distribution of Food, as well as the empowerment and counseling of Under-privileged, down trodden and unemployed individuals.