Beth Honig is Ubuntu Pathways' UK Director and has dedicated her career to social change and redefining impact in the non-profit sector. With strong personal ties to South Africa, she brings over a decade of experience in Ghana, South Africa and the UK to conversations on philanthropy, sustainable development, and the theory of going-to-scale. Ubuntu Pathways (www.ubuntupathways.org) breaks the cycle of poverty by providing South Africa's most vulnerable children with what all children deserve - everything, every day, from cradle to career.
Founded in 1999, Ubuntu has grown into a thriving community institution in the heart of Port Elizabeth's townships as well as a global model for poverty alleviation, garnering recognition from the World Economic Forum, Clinton Global Institute, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and Wharton Business School. The Ubuntu Centre, their 24,000 square-feet state-of-the-art health and education facility houses everything children need to thrive: a paediatric clinic and on-site pharmacy, a community theatre, the region's first early education centre and independent primary school, computer labs, a vocational training hub, and a counselling wing.
Ubuntu has redefined mainstream development models by focusing on the depth rather than breadth of their impact on a community of 400,000. Their innovative approach has created a blueprint for community transformation around the world, highlighting the difference between merely touching a life and fundamentally changing it. Managing Ubuntu’s UK supporter portfolio, including philanthropists, foundations, and corporate partners, Beth generates over £1 million per year through award-winning galas, grant partnerships, major donor relationships and outreach initiatives. She provides strategic leadership to Ubuntu’s UK and global External Relations team and directly leads a team of five.