Heal the Broken Spirit of the Bushman in South Africa
Organized by: Dean Liprini
EVENT DATE May 12, 2014
HEAL THE BROKEN SPIRIT OF THE KHOI/SAN BUSHMAN OF SOUTHERN AFRICA.
I am Dean Liprini a researcher and published author on the Sacred Sites of the Early Bushman people & CEO of the Sacred Sites Foundation of Southern Africa, (a registered NPO not for profit organisation)
Although the government of South Africa salutes our cause in words, we have not received any funding support in over two years. WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Our objective is to uplift the broken spirit of these marginalized communities, by re-connecting them with their sacred caves and shelters, where the bones of their ancestors lie, by paying for carefully selected individuals to be trained as Local indigenous - Sacred Site Heritage Tour Guides. Developing a much needed Cultural Centre in the impoverished community, to help bring families and the fragmented community back together, encouraging and supporting Cultural Events - Arts & Craft - Music & Dance that we believe will begin a great healing, that will uplift the Spirit of the community and create ongoing sustainable life supporting Jobs in Tourism Arts & Culture.Creating the opportunities for these decendants of the KhoiSan Bushman to once again embrace and share their unique Lifeways, Culture and Spirit with tourists from around the world!
This call for funding is to Pay For:
1) Initial training of 6 local heritage tour guides from the Ocean View Township Community outside of Cape Town. Cost $11000 (this guide training will be ongoing!)
2) Initiating the building of an Indigenous look and feel Cultural Centre. A communal space for holding Cultural events and promoting of Arts & Crafts production and sales for both the local and tourism market. Cost $50000
3) A vehicle for the Sacred Site Foundation to transport community members/tour guides and craft materials to and from the community. Cost $50000