University of Cape Town, Regional Office Canada

How would you like to have an impact on the emotional well-being of new mothers?

The Perinatal Mental Health Program run through the University of Cape Town can help with that.

UCT’s Perinatal Mental Health Project is run at the grassroots level by a team of concerned experts in their field. Their programs work with young expectant mothers, train midwives and nursing staff, and are now expanding their services beyond Cape Town.

Being a new mother in a situation of poverty, domestic violence, and illness can be so frightening with no solution or coping mechanisms available. Life can seem very dark. The PMHP website tells real life stories of the life raft the program offers to many young mothers living in poverty in the Western Cape province of South Africa.

In honour of Mother’s Day this weekend, I ask that you join me and fellow Canadian alumni in supporting this passionate program. See the results at

Watch the videos on care being offered to new mothers.

UCT has approved donee status in Canada, Canadian donation tax receipts will be issued, and all funds will be sent in their entirety to the project. Make your online donation here.


MAIL YOUR CHEQUE, made out to “University of Cape Town Donations”,
to 2927 LakeShore Blvd W, Suite 227, Toronto ON M8V 1J3.

The University of Cape Town is a ‘prescribed university’ under Section 118.1 of the Canadian Income Tax Act (Schedule VIII, item No. 19). As a qualified donee, donations to the University of Cape Town are eligible for Canadian tax credits.

Feel free to contact me directly should you require any further information.

Kind regards,


Di Stafford
Regional Director: Canada


Regional Office: Canada
Development & Alumni Department
University of Cape Town

2927 Lakeshore Boulevard West, Suite #227 Toronto, ON M8V 1J3
Tel: 416 648 5801; E-mail: