THE UBUNTU OVEN PROJECT

“A journey into the hearts and lives of women around South Africa.  A story of empowerment.”

Greytown outlying area

Gane Ntombela has been wanting to expand her baking skills for some time and we are so impressed her natural talent.

Lungelo Youth Development Centre

Fikile Malinga has brought her team together to become bakers at the Lungelo Youth Development Centre outside Richards Bay.

Manyoni community Bakery Zululand

Our precious Nellie, chief baker at Manyoni Bakery in Zululand, sold out of all her breads, muffins and pizzas during the 3 days of training.

Emndeni Bakery Soweto

We hold mentorship as a major priority in our ongoing training programme after the bakers receive their Ubuntu Microbakery.

Mtambalala Port St Johns

Veronica became the first recipient this week of the Ubuntu micro bakery in an area called Mtambalala

Pfukani Bakery

Hollywoodbets is always at the top of their game supporting communities and providing opportunities to our people.

Mtwaluma

We pride ourselves in the ongoing mentoring of our bakers.

Flagstaff

The Masimbonge Foundation finally became the proud owners

Amatikulu Bakery

We love the ladies for their passion to form their own enterprise in the farmlands.

Thembi’s bakery Bamshela area

Thembi became the proud owner of a new Ubuntu Oven Bakery and the ladies are dedicated and beyond thankful for their gift.

Ntokoza’s Bakery

Head baker, Ntokoza Mahlaba was thrilled to receive her Ubuntu oven and Bakery during lockdown

Cwebeni School Eatern Cape

A second oven for placed at Cwebeni scholl to assist with the growing demand for 80 loaves of bread a day at the school and in the community

Musawenkosi Bakery

Ntoweni Community Empangeni. Cele has baked for many years but was in desperate need of a new bakery to continue his baking

Mpumalanga Hammarsdale

Ntombizodwa ‘Zoey’ Mgwane looks after disabled children, teaching them beadwirk and feeding them.

Letcee Bakery Greytown

Ongoing training and mentoring given to new bakers to ensure the success of the project

Vrygrond Cape Town

Aphiwe’s Bakery Aphiwe had great initiative as he approached us with a great business plan to run his bakery from home and let the female

Jabavu Bakery Soweto

ACFS (African Childrens Feeding Scheme). The head baker for the second bakery to be placed here is Thembisa Msimango.

Jabavu Bakery

Linked to ACFS, (African Childrens Feeding Scheme) the bakery is feeding hundreds of children from the bakery….

Blue Downs Western Cape

Judine Bleauw and the community received training and a microbakery in the Blue Downs community and are already pumping out the bread and muffins. 

Hout Bay Western Cape

Unifam were the proud recipients of  an microbakery where Gaynor Solomon is the chief baker and together with her team are aiming at creating a full time

Marianhill

Princess has left her full time job to take up baking fulltime to support herself and her children.

Effingham

Sishi’s Bakery Bongiwe Sishi and her family are determined to make this bakery a great success

Pam’s microbakery

Pam’s microbakery in Cato Manor received a container with 2 microbakeries, which allows Pam to train bakers in her own business and supply the community

Project Gateway

Project Gateway in Pietermaritzburg have benefitted from the placement of 5 ovens….

Nelspruit

Our new bakers being given the chance of new beginnings at our oven launch in Nelspruit.

Beatrice microbakery

City Logistics hosted a “celebrate their baker” day yesterday. Beatrice is the proud owner of her new bakery sponsored by City Logistics

Love Grows microbakery

“Love Grows Bakery” is the name of our new Nelspruit addition. We have placed 3 ovens into this project.

Vukuzama microbakery

“When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills….

Vryheid

Vryheid – We’ve done it again, this time in Vryheid!

2 microbakeries

2 microbakeries were placed in this wonderful community who have no access to shops for miles.

Hammarsdale

What an incredible day in Hammarsdale yesterday! The Celebrate Life team celebrated Madiba´s birthday

Chakas Head

Stunning training sessions with our new oven in Chakas Head. This community is so excited!

Emvelowise Folweni

We found another beautiful community where the ladies get together and, as a team, clean up 3 rivers

Muthande Centre

Saw our first oven placed nationally, outside of KwaZulu Natal in the Western Cape

Ukuzakokusa

Our next women’s initiative in Inanda is called Ukuzakokusa. Gloria runs the most ..

Bread Credits

Support a township baker and facilitate the delivery of free bread to children who need it. Through corporate and private funding, Celebrate Life has successfully

Molweni

Spent a great day in the Molweni district with an incredible bunch of ladies who have headed up a creche called Sinothando creche. These beautiful mama’s have

Hospice in Sherwood

We are proud to have installed an oven at Hospice in Sherwood. As cancer and HIV……

Please donate to Sinothando Creche

Spent a great day in Molweni district with an incredible bunch of ladies who have headed up a creche called Sinothando creche. These beautiful mama’s

Vukuzama Resource Centre gets an oven

The Aramex team visited the Vukuzama Resource Centre where we installed an oven for the disabled women. Their support is greatly appreciated and it was

Umbimbilethu Day Care Centre in Umzumbe

Umbimbilethu Day Care Centre in Umzumbe receives the next oven. Mrs Gumede runs a Day Care Centre for 72 children and relies totally on sponsorship for the school.

Savannah Park Women Empowerment

This week we checked in on our Savannah Park Women Empowerment programme where we have installed 2 ovens. These ladies are amazing and their enthusiasm

Diepsloot

Johannesburg: Celebrate Life donated an oven to Susan in Diepsloot. She had spent her life baking and selling cakes on the street to put her children through school. Incredibly brave lady!

Another oven in Savannah Park!

Celebrate Life has installed a second oven in Savannah Park Womens Empowerment programme. These ladies are rocking with the baking and sales of their breads

Savannah Park Oven Project

Celebrate Life visited Zame and Lindiwe at The Womens Organisation of Savannah Park, west of Durban. Their projects in the community are so humbling and

New bakers at Frasers

Celebrate Life training the new bakers at Frasers 2 on the North Coast where one of the ovens from Vision has been situated to uplift the community, empower women with the highly sustainable bread making project. Churning out muffins, snowballs, Chelsea buns and pizzas as an extra option.

Empowering another Community

  Gladys Zulu has taken on her new oven project in Marianhill with an energy like no other. Up early in the mornings with fellow

Thank you IQRAA TRUST!

A heartfelt thank you to the IQRAA TRUST South Africa for donating 5 ovens for our oven projects, enabling us to empower women by assisting

Vision 153: feeding

Vision 153: A feeding scheme looking after the needs of 1 200 people in the North Coast Communities. The first oven initiative has been launched with them with the view of placing many more within Vision 153 to cater for the needs of the people.

Oven Launch with Vision 24

Wow …and accolades to Vision 24!  A feeding scheme looking after the needs of 1200 people in the North Coast Communities… The first oven initiative

Nkobongo Resource Centre

This is Nkobongo Resource Centre, outside Umhlali, where we are putting a bread making oven into the community. Such an awesome place!  See more pictures

Baker of the Month – Vuyiswa

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE MAMA MIMI’S BAKER OF THE MONTH! VUYISWA NKOMOZONDE Q: Vuyiswa, you have been chosen as baker of the month, how do you

Empower a Community!

The communities are empowered, excited and earning an income with the placement of ovens for bread making. This project is growing at an incredible pace

Another Community gets an Oven!

Celebrate Life creates another happy baker in the community of Ntukuso. Zamo has become the proud owner of the bread making oven, hoping to provide

Camperdown Community gets Bread-Making Oven

Celebrate Life launched their first bread making oven into the community in Camperdown.  This is a wonderful, sustainable project, empowering women and children to run

School bakes bread to raise money

“ Celebrate Life SA has chosen it’s first donor to receive the breadmaking oven! The school is Emondini, outside Thula Thula Game Reserve . The

RHINO INITIATIVE

An initiative aimed at helping to save South Africa’s black and white rhino populations from being completely wiped out by poachers. The situation in the

PIGGLY WIGGLY PROJECT

We are looking for sponsorship, either partial or in whole, towards the final construction and erection of this iconic and much needed charitable intervention of

PROJECTS ON THE GO

Abingdon Wine Estate  Abingdon raised R3000 in their first raffle and funds went to the helicopter project in KwaZulu Natal. Abingdon Wine Estate – Single

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