Our Work

How we work

uMthombo’s team is a fusion of social work professionals, community workers & childcare-trained former street-connected children & youth (with a focus on teenagers).

UMthombo has a unique understanding of the dynamics of the street-connected child experience through its multiple years of involvement. uMthombo’s model leads children & youth out of street life towards alternatives. In many cases, this means reintegration back into their communities with appropriate family preparation and support (45 were reintegrated in 2017, out of 262 children reached & 183 drawn into programmes).