Ububele was founded by Tony and Hillary Hamburger (clinical psychologists). It is a learning centre that focuses on the emotional development of children aged 7 and under, their parents and other caregivers. Its work has been focused on mental health promotion and field testing, advocating low-cost models for preventive care and experiential training that are appropriate for low-resource settings, and advocating them since 2000. Our programmes are mostly conducted in Alexandra, which is close to Kew. Ububele, which translates to kindness, is the embodiment of the idea of public interest psychology.
Ububele's vision is based on a human rights approach to mental illness, as described in the United Nations Resolution 1386 (XIV). This includes the rights of children and adolescents to special protection and other legal and financial means to allow them to grow in a normal and healthy manner, in freedom and dignity. The best interests of the child will be considered when laws are passed for this purpose. UN General Assembly Resolution 1386 (XIV), 10.12.59