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Tribute to Willy Hamilton

Usiko Stellenbosch expresses deep sadness at the sudden passing of Willy Hamilton known to all affectionately as uncle Willy. Uncle Willy’s heartbeat was youth development and being part of Usiko Stellenbosch as a mentor helped him live out his heartbeat. In the past 2 year put his heart and soul into everything he did.  His […]

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Becoming a mentor: Aunty Anna’s story

I have been confronted with the recurring question of “Who volunteers?” Most of the time the question is discussed because of the understanding that when we have an idea of what kind of person volunteers, we would be able to best direct our recruitment efforts. This all makes sense, but I sometimes wonder if, by […]

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My experience at Usiko Stellenbosch

I heard Ubuntu defined, I saw Ubuntu taught, and I felt Ubuntu lived at Usiko Stellenbosch during my four-day learning-oriented evaluation visit commissioned by the African Biodiversity Network (ABN). I felt it in the warmth of relationships between and among staff, management, board members and elders. I also felt it in the way Usiko related […]

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Success Story – Joshwin Taurijo

My name is Joshwin Taurijo and my story with Usiko Stellenbosch started 15 years ago, back when I was in grade 8 at Stellenzicht Secondary school in Jamestown Stellenbosch. I was introduced to Usiko by the principal at a stage in my life when I was rebelling at home and at school and deeply trapped in […]

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Success Story – Andre Esau

I am Andre Esau, and I come from a small village on the outskirts of Stellenbosch called Vlottenburg, a poor farming community plagued with many socio-economic challenges such as HIV/Aids, alcohol and drug abuse, violence towards women and children (incl. neglect), low education levels and in many cases inhumane physical living conditions which contributes to […]

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