What does U-ACT do?
The Ubuntu Addiction Community Trust also known as U-ACT is a registered Not for Profit Section 18a Trust (IT 9717/07) that was established in 2007 out of a need to create well-researched and uniquely developed innovative solutions that make quality recovery accessible to those suffering from addiction as well as other previously disadvantaged groups in South Africa.
Supporting individuals and communities affected by substance abuse
During the past ten years, U-ACT has focused on providing support to individuals, families, communities and organisations by designing strategies that confront the issues of substance abuse and addiction in communities. Ubuntu Addiction Community Trust’s mandate is to train, empower and treat.
Training and empowerment is directly undertaken by the trust which oversees the Ubuntu Academy of Coaching and Training. The training school in Johannesburg offers live and online training options and is the only recovery coach training programme in South Africa with a pathway to national and international coaching accreditation.
Empowerment work is carried out in communities that are heavily impacted by substance use. The training is used to upskill community members so that they are able to provide support within their communities to those adversely affected by substance use. U-ACT has trained in many areas including Ennerdale, Eldorado Park, Newclare, Soweto, Johannesburg, Roodepoort, Sebokeng and Cape Town.