Umnyama – meaning “rainbow” in isiXhosa – is a South African non-profit organisation based in the Western Cape, is registered with the Department of Social Development – 012-593 NPO – and reports yearly to the Director of Nonprofit Organisations.
Umnyama is managed by (Chairperson) Wilfred Moses, (Treasurer) Mina Swarts, (Coordinator) Ilse De Vlieger-Seynhaeve and members Sylvia Mahlekwa, Minnie Petersen, Jeroen Seynhaeve and Barry Phillips
Track record | 2020 | Puppet shows 2019 | 29 puppet shows with 1029 attendees 2018 | auditing of 13 senior service centres in the WC, 39 puppet shows attended by 1214 people, mentorship of 25 senior service centres 2017 | Auditing of 211 senior service centres in the Western Cape + 30 workshops (791 attendees) + 36 puppetshows (1167 attendees) + mentoring of 5 clubs | 2016 | 33 workshops (982 attendees) funded by DSD, 14 workshops ( 569 attendees) funded by Foundation for Human Rights | 40 puppetshows (1161 attendees) | mentoring of online registration system for auditing and registering senior clubs | mentorship of 5 clubs | 2015 | Umnyama brought puppet theatre to 50 groups of senior people all over the Western Cape Province + 20 capacity building workshops for senior clubs in the Western Cape + mentoring of 5 senior clubs in the Western Cape | 2014 | Umnyama brought puppet theatre to 50 groups of senior people all over the Western Cape Province + mentoring of 2 senior clubs in the Cape Winelands | 2013 | Umnyama brought puppet theatre to 50 groups of senior people all over the Western Cape Province + setting up of pilot senior club in the Cape Winelands | 2012 | Puppet theatre for 80 groups in the Western Cape Province + research into access to senior clubs for people living on farms | 2011 | Puppet theatre for 30 groups in the Western Cape Province | 2009 | 2010 | 25 groups of 60 seniors are trained on their rights in terms of the Older Persons Act and on the importance of drawing up a will | 2008 | 20 groups of 60 seniors were trained on their rights in terms of the Older Persons Act | 2005 | FLAC trained the board members of local nonprofit organisations | 2004 | Strenghtening Civil Society fund at the Dep.of Labour funded 25 workshops for farmworkers | 2003 | workshops on labour rights for domestic workers | 2003 | another round of workshops was held at the Working for Water project in Franschhoek | 2002 | 120 employees at Working for Water Project were trained on specific labour requirements mentioned in the ministerial determination No.3 | 2002 | skills training for 75 unemployed people in Franschhoek: plumbing, brick-laying, painting and carpentry skills. Training was facilitated by AGR and sponsored by the Dep. of Labour.