Our Mission

Sithanda Upliftment Projects is committed to unlocking childhood discovery and uplifting individuals through the provision of Early Childhood Development (ECD) centers in underprivileged communities.

Our Vision

To champion early childhood development in underprivileged communities.

Our Values

Faith: We have complete trust and confidence in our ability to positively impact the lives of others.

Collaboration: We are committed to those whom we serve. Collaborating as a greater community whilst seeking solutions together.

Compassion: We root every action in a spirit of empathy and love for humankind.

Our Partners

Sithanda Upliftment Projects is privileged to partner with various organizations in caring for those less fortunate and providing sustainable solutions to Early Childhood Development education in South Africa.These partnerships allow us to expand our reach and positively impact a number of lives.

Sithanda Upliftment projects place high regard on our partnership relationships.If you would like to know more about the opportunities for collaboration with Sithanda Upliftment Projects, please use the form below to tell us more about yourself, your organisation and how you would like to partner with us?

Our Team

Sithanda Upliftment Projects is extremely blessed to have an incredible team overseeing the daily operations of the organisation. It is in our hearts to be able to provide full-time employment to individuals who are passionate about social responsibility. We are of the opinion that an organisation is only as strong as the team of people who ultimately work selflessly towards achieving the same purpose.

We are fortunate to do life with exceptional individuals.

I am of the belief that the desire to positively impact society comes from within. I have come to realize the importance of taking action. To have a true appreciation for the synergies that are born out of togetherness! I am driven by a personal passion to make a significant difference in the lives of others and to have fun along the way.

Gareth Ruttell


I am deeply passionate about people and believe that we all have the responsibility to make a genuine difference in the lives of those less fortunate. Nothing satisfies me more than positively impacting the lives of others, successfully developing new relationships, solving real problems and contributing to the well-being of humanity. I am extremely thankful to share this journey with exceptional individuals. Value relationships. Aim to influence and seek adventure along the way!

Ryan Tyack


I am driven and determined individual. Steadfast in trying to change the shape of the future by doing good deeds that will impact communities and the lives of those less fortunate. “We make a living by we get, but we make a life by what we give” – Winston Churchill. Intent on honing my skills in all facets of life through the various challenges that present themselves. Do not forget attitude is everything.

Nic Braby


‘Strength through unity’ is a mantra that is expressed throughout my various aspects of life. I strongly believe that change begins with only a small step, but if we can stand up and step forward in unity – the change it can potentially create is infinite. I am inspired by the individuals who have made the step before me, and I am driven to create the environment which allows for others to walk beside me.

Matthew Wickham