NDIFUNA UKWAZI (NU)
Ukwazi (NU) is a recently established
not-for-profit Trust based in South Africa. NU aims
to build and support social justice organisations
and leaders. Its first objective is to build a cadre
of young leaders through systematic and sustained
mentorship, in the form of the Fellowship Programme.
The goal of the Fellowship Programme is to turn
Fellows into more experienced and multi-skilled
leaders and activists through skills development,
education, and supervised work on projects, thereby
building intellectual and activist capital.
A second objective is to provide legal and strategic
research support to various social justice
organisations. In pursuit of strategic public
interest litigation, we will provide organisations
with appropriate research and support to ensure that
the rights in our Constitution, as well as
international laws, are upheld.
Ndifuna Ukwazi will also promote awareness of, and
engagement in, social justice issues by hosting
lectures, public talks, and seminars, including a
Global Engagement Colloquium series, around relevant
social justice issues.
The Claude Leon Foundation has provided a small
grant to support this dynamic leadership programme.