BENEFITING: LALELA PROJECT
Lalela Project provides arts education to youth affected by extreme poverty, sparking creative thinking and awakening the entrepreneurial spirit! We aim to drive positive social change through an innovative curriculum of Ideas, Art and Music (I AM). "Lalela" is a Zulu word that means “to listen”, and it is at the heart of what Lalela Project does; by listening to children’s individual stories, and the communities’ needs, we can understand their challenges and, in turn, provide creative solutions.
In the Western Cape, South Africa, we provide education through the arts to children grades one through twelve in a safe space during the vulnerable after-school hours and holiday periods. Lalela Project uses the power of the arts to help students navigate a clear path that is often cluttered with the hazards of extreme poverty, including gang violence, HIV / AIDS, and physical and substance abuse. Our community-based programs deliver year-round arts education and leadership workshops for at-risk youth ages 6 and up. Our primary communities are Masiphumelele, Imizamo Yethu, Hangberg, Manenburg and Nyanga.
But we can't do it alone, and we certainly can't do it without the likes of Firdous, Farhana, Jill, Laura-Jo, Tony, and Collins - our fearless and dedicated Arts Educators who live, breath, and dream the power of the arts. Help us continue to empower at-risk youth through creative and innovative thinking by sponsoring an Arts Educator for 1 year!
A $24,000 donation will sponsor the complete salary of a Lalela Project Arts Educator for 1 year.