The word “umoya” is derived from the Sotho word “moya” mean­ing spirit or wind. Umoya offers a wind of change sweep­ing across vul­ner­a­ble and under­priv­iledged com­mu­ni­ties through­out the east­ern Free State, bring­ing hope and last­ing change. We are a South African non-​profit organ­i­sa­tion (NPO) empow­er­ing peo­ple to a place of self reliance through sport and edu­ca­tion. Umoya also assists in cre­at­ing a safe place to live and study for vul­ner­a­ble chil­dren and youth.


We see empow­ered indi­vid­u­als from under­priv­iledged com­mu­ni­ties break­ing the cycle of poverty and hope­less­ness through engag­ing in Umoya’s sus­tain­able com­mu­nity run social programs.

Core Val­ues

  • Excel­lence — in all that we do
  • Lead­er­ship — rais­ing local lead­ers in the name of sustainability
  • Restora­tion — restore things to a place of functionality
  • Trans­for­ma­tion — trans­form from func­tion­al­ity to beyond what is imag­in­able (life alter­ing effectiveness)
  • Empow­er­ment — not only sup­ply­ing the nec­es­sary tools for change, but also offer­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties to com­mu­ni­ties to use these tools.



Con­tact Us

Tiaan Ven­ter
Cell: +27 72 825 9689
Email: tiaan@​umoyafrica.​com
P.O. Box 576, Ficks­burg, 9730

Umoya Africa Academy

20 Lang Street
Reg­is­tra­tion # 201416827008
Dep. Social Devel­op­ment # 163131 NPO