Between business branding, admin, deadlines and meetings, it’s easy to forget that the centre of the universe is not the office coffee machine (although we are not disputing its importance). But once in a while it’s good to get some context and step out. Maybe even use available resources to help someone else. There are many ways to add value to people’s lives and it often only requires a small donation of your time – a phone call, a positive attitude, spare change or in this case…a short trip to pay a visit to some inspiring people.
After a brief detour involving a juvenile detention centre and the liberal and incorrect usage of the word“mahala” (definitely material for a blog post of its own), we arrived at the Khayelitsha Community Centre. This humble building serves the community by offering thelocal youth activities including drama, song and dance. These gifted young people are passionate about performance arts and have entertained audiences both locally and internationally. Our team enjoyed a display of talent to the beat of African drums that can get your feet moving whether or not you have a single rhythmic bone in your body. To show our appreciation for the generous invitation, we donated over 200 items of clothing to be distributed amongst the talented young artists and their community.
Special thanks to James Fernie from Uthando who made us aware of this initiative and continues to support great causes in and around Cape Town.