The Ubuntu project is a partnership between Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), clinics and Zip Zap Circus.
The Ubuntu Project was established in 2012, in partnership with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF – Doctors Without Borders) as a means of providing an innovative and alternative patient support programme, catering for children living with HIV and who receive anti-retroviral treatment at a clinic in Khayelitsha. The Ubuntu programme is provided once per week (on Wednesday mornings) and intends to deliver activities that create a fun environment as a base for children to play and learn like other, healthy children; to include trained and friendly instructors; to create a sense of belonging, to show that there is support available; and to deliver a positive experience that children will associate with visiting the clinic - increasing their willingness to attend clinic appointments and thereby improving treatment adherence. The presence and availability of Zip Zap’s programme activities is also meant to provide a helpful support service/ relief for parents and caregivers.
2019: Médecins Sans Frontières, FC Carter Charitable Trust
2018: E J Lombardi Trust, Gilbarco AFS e-fuel
2017: Joan St Ledger, Chiappini Trust, Gilbarco AFS e-fuel
2016: Cirque du Soleil - London and Paris benefit shows, Cape Heritage Hotel, EJ Lombardi trust, Nucleus Integrated Financial Development, Pegasus Children’s trust, Global Kinetic, Gilbarco AFS e-fuel, Pick n Pay, BASA
2015: Medecins sans Frontieres, Gilbarco AFS, Cirque du monde, Social Circus program of Cirque du Soleil
2014: Cirque du Soleil, AFS e-fuel
2013: Cirque du Soleil, T-Systems, Big Concerts, AFS e-fuel
2012: Zip Zap's show "Just Kidding", AFS e-fuel