About Ubuhle Bezwe


How it all began

Ubuhle Bezwe Child Care Centre was established in 2000 as a non-profit non-government organisation. The director, Barbra Mthimkhulu identified children in her community that were suffering. Children with HIV/AIDS; Children without parents; street children who were hungry and begging for food. 

Babra opened her home and heart to the children in need. Thus the loving shelter for children in need opened it doors. 

In a short space of time Barbra was caring for about 30 children and supporting many more in the community. Currently 34 children, raging in ages from a few months to 18 years old reside at Ubuhle Bezwe. Most of the children come to the home via the Tembisa Crisis Centre and SAPS Children Protection Unit. 


Start children off on the way they should go and even when they are old, they will not turn from it.
- Proverbs 22:6

— Our Mission

  • To provide shelter and support to vulnerable children
  • To provide basic life shills, develop self confidence and boost self esteem
  • Emphasize the importance of education and develop learning skills
  • To promote youth awarness programs in and around Tembisa community 

Governance and Legal Compliance

Ubuhle Bezwe

Child Care Centre

Currently the home does not receive any government assistance. Projects are underway to upgrade the home and administrative practices to the high standards set by the Social Development Department.

The home is registered as a Public Benefit Organisation and has NGO status. Any donations are therefore tax deductible.