Introduction

Caring for the world’s children is everyone’s responsibility. Play is essential for children’s healthy development, and a child’s need for play can become lost when families and communities are in challenging circumstances. The HIV/AIDS pandemic has brought trauma, grief, bewilderment and loss to many, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. Uthando invites you to join us and offers a way for you to make a very special contribution. Learn how to make a doll so you can make a difference to a child living in Kwa-Zulu Natal, one of South Africa’s most affected communities.

How to make a doll

  1. Read our guidelines
  2. Choose a pattern
  3. Join a Uthando group
  4. Send dolls to us!

Buy our book

Chock full of inspiring stories from KwaZulu-Natal, Australian dollmakers and their dolls plus sewing & knitting patterns. $25 from our online shop

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Uthando Project is delighted to acknowledge Lotterywest funding for this website.