The Ubuntu Centre
Located in the heart of Port Elizabeth’s townships, the Ubuntu Centre is the expression of our hopes and beliefs. It symbolizes both our long-term commitment to the community and statement to the world that access to quality education and healthcare is a right not a privilege.
Designed by Stan Field, an internationally renowned Port Elizabeth-born architect, the eco-friendly, 25,000 square-foot headquarters enables Ubuntu to provide all of our comprehensive services under one roof. It houses our pediatric HIV clinic, pharmacy, classrooms, computer labs, theater, and rooftop garden. A child can walk into the building to speak with a counselor or meet with our doctor. She can snack on fresh vegetables, take a yoga class, study with her English tutor, and leave feeling valued.
In 2009, the building won the Progressive Architecture award in the United States and was featured on the cover of the U.S.–based Architect magazine. Since then, the Centre has also received two Fulton awards for excellence and innovation in construction.