MASIPHUMULELE is a township situated between Kommetjie and Noordhoek.
Initially known as Site 5, the township was renamed Masiphumelele by its residents, a Xhosa word meaning “We will succeed”. With a population estimated at +- 40,000 in living mostly in shacks, overcrowding, unemployment and poverty encourages all the negative aspects of Township life, crime, abuse, alcoholism, drugs and gangsters.
Amenities are scarce, an overcrowded school, no police station, and an understaffed day clinic, trying to cope with scourges of T B and HIV. Most of the population are left with a sense of hopelessness.
Growing up here is hard for children!
After struggling for three years to find a club venue in Masi, , finally, we were able to open our fourth ‘to be a child again club’ in Masiphumulele, in March 2014.
We can now offer our club members in Masiphumule an alternative, to engaging in negative behavior.
Teaching and guiding them to resist the temptations to escape the dreariness and hopelessness of their lives by encouraging them to believe in themselves, to work hard at school, to walk the right path, have faith and hope for their own future
We have 25 members and four club leaders from the community.
Club Meets from 4-6pm
Monday – meeting/ choir
Tuesday –school work tuition
Wednesday- school work tuition
Thursday – formal meeting/drama