Imizamo Yethu is a modest township of over 50 000 inhabitants located within the scenic and affluent Hout Bay. Although residents have beautiful views from their hillside community, most have poor housing conditions, with the majority staying in small informal shacks without any bathroom facilities or running water. There is high unemployment, a high crime rate and limited safe communal areas after dark. There are serious social issues and very real risks facing the youth who grow up there.
Imizamo Yethu is the site of our first ‘To be a child again’ youth club, established in 2010. The club has 3 in-community project leaders and 28 youth members. The youth are proud of their club and the respect it holds in the community. They meet four times a week in a small shared community space adjacent to the township library.
Our Community Leaders
Club Meeting Details
- Monday- informal meeting/choir
- Tuesday – schoolwork tuition
- Wednesday— schoolwork tuition
- Thursday-formal meeting/drama
There are many other activities organised by the club including community services such as members’ cooking for a small Imizamo Yethu old folks home, and weekly creative workshops at Art in the Forest.