Pro Poor Tourism Project Moves Forward and Angus Gillis is in the News
By Gillian Wilson - Project Leader
Angus Gillis was featured in the November edition of Business Link out of South Africa. The article highlights their great work in grassroots community development in Grahamstown, SA and the many facets of Angus Gillis’ efforts in health, education, and self-help groups. (To read the article in its original format click on http://www.businesslink.co.za/magazine/ and flip to page 8.)
A major part of what Angus Gillis has sparked, is the Pro Poor Tourism Project. After inaugurating the Project and the space for artisans to make products, the following has been a great success:
The Doll-Makers Group members will be responsible for catering visitors as “the Visitors’ Leadership Group” and will be compensated with a small stipend.
A participation contract was signed between Steercom (Steercom is a neighboring village) and Doll-Makers Group members- stipend payment began in January.
The Mcamabele Community Center now provides space for child-care and events like the “Maximizing your potential” workshop, which over 50 people attended.
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