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General Purposes

Umtapo Centre

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Increasing Access to Justice
  • Grant Amount $150,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2011–December 31, 2012
  • Location Durban, South Africa
  • Geographic Focus South Africa

About this grant

Umtapo Centre builds the leadership capacity of children, the youth, and community leaders to engage in critical dialogue on issues of peace, rights and responsibilities, and citizenship. Past support from Mott enabled the grantee to train youth in schools on peace and antiracism; set up peace resource centers in schools; establish an alumni association for former participants in its programs; conduct several peace, human rights, and antiracism education training courses for out-of-school youth and community leaders; prepare various promotional materials; produce a documentary on Ubuntu, an African value-based way of life; and convene a national conference on Ubuntu, antiracism, antixenophobia, and moral regeneration. This grant will continue to provide general purpose support to the grantee to implement its peace and antiracism programs.