Uthando Project


Throughout our history, different groups have been formed with independent leadership, with support from the Uthando Board and core volunteers.

Some are country town groups who meet consistently to make dolls and perhaps to raise funds at local markets and introduce the project to local schools and seniors’ groups. Other groups form part of Community Learning Centres. Existing craft groups may choose to make Uthando dolls for a term only. Schools and colleges may take on making dolls for one term, or embed it in their curriculum and repeat it each year.

Groups and school groups work with Uthando from all other countries, sending their dolls directly to TREE in Durban and communicating with emails, reports and photos.

Join an existing group

– Uthando Project Headquarters; 24 Anderson Road, Anderson Road Community Centre, Forrestfield WA. Mondays 1.00pm – 3.00pm,  Fridays 10.00am – 2.00pm. Gold Coin Entry.

For details of groups in the following locations, Contact Us.

– Bunbury WA
– Cygnet, Tasmania,
– Bentley WA
– Kwinana WA
– Mindarie
– Mundaring WA
– Sorrento WA

Set up your own group

If you are considering setting up a Uthando Project dollmaking group,  Contact Us   to obtain the current Guidelines for Groups

If there’s no one around you to make a group, or you’d rather do your dollmaking independently, do keep in touch with our newsletter and Facebook.

Or if you want to make dolls for your own project…

We know dollmakers who have used Uthando Project principles and adapted our patterns for their own projects in other countries like Cambodia and Ethiopia, as well as in other parts of South Africa. That’s wonderful! Feel very free to do this.

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