Our project is in the heart of a black township and provides opportunities to the youths to explore their creative side. From poetry, film writing, dancing and performance. Our inspired community leaders are providing a safe space for young creative people, often for the first time, to join forces with others to explore their passion for performing arts..
Providing the support and funding we are working with 4 local young passionate community members to engage the youths in a number of creative sessions but we are limited due to space and costs of renting safe spaces for these youths to learn and express themselves. With the gift of your donations we aim to provide opportunities within the community space but with a long goal to build the first community shack theatre within the township.
Unfortunately this project only has raised $15 since we began so it has been a challenging 3 years but we are not giving up. Our community leaders continue to provide lessons in the streets and around each other's houses and together build a team of performers and writers that have created a show. It is now time to find a venue so we can run this performance and engage the community.
Although $15 doesn't seem much, it was used to purchase some basic materials used to write the latest script and we hope that by getting a venue on side we will make a small income through ticket sales so we can buy some equipment to kick our project off in 2022.
Our vision one day is to build a shack theatre that holds around 250 people and this will cost us around $300,000US but we will do it and hope that one day all our supporters from day 1 will one day come over to South Africa and visit us.
We understand it is a tough time for the arts around the world and we hope to promote and fundraise further so that we make our second report much more fun to read!
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