Empowered children to succeed from cradle to career!
Amandla Development works to empower South African youth with equal access to quality education opportunities.
We do this by building capacity in effective grassroots organizations working in education, in order to maximize their impact.
Due to a fluctuating population, severely high crime, and grinding poverty, learning at school is a major challenge for the Philippi community of Cape Town.
We know that what happens outside of school affects a child’s ability to learn more than what happens inside the school. It is important that the various actors in the community share a common vision for the success of their young people and work together towards that.
This way teachers aren’t forced to play so many roles (like social worker, doctor, parent); it can’t all fall to the schools.
Therefore, Amandla is facilitating a community stakeholder-driven approach to improving education and opportunity. We have engaged stakeholders across sectors and convened a collective committed to an inside-out approach to supporting an environment both in and outside school that’s conducive to the success of Philippi’s youth.
What is Amandla?
Amandla coordinates a process wherein local knowledge and active citizenship meet government processes.
And NGO ground-level meet implementation.
Our Collectives mobilise local resources to ensure their young people are fully supported to be ready to learn, take charge of their education journey and grow into active and productive members of society.
Amandla provides logistical support that includes convening, developing collaborative tools, helping groups communicate actively, and gathering and managing knowledge that helps partners improve their management capacity and the quality of their services.
Investing in capacity is investing in results and in rigorous, transparent evaluation of results.
Restoration of dignity stripped by decades of discrimination is key to empowering individuals to succeed.
Crucial to real reconciliation is opportunity creation for previously disadvantage populations.
Collaboration and knowledge sharing are integral. Cooperation between government, funders, civil society, and communities is a necessity. The responsibility for development transcends borders.
The Philippi Team
To empower the community of Philippi we need to build strong networks and work towards a common vision
HELP US TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Township – Bar Making friends through one coincidence after another. The road that lead us to the Township this Sunday was already known to us. A road that we used every day. A road that we know well with all its corners and edges, bends, junctions and bumps. But on this day we were supposed Read more about Township – Bar[…]
The big day – appearance MBA-World-Summit “I worked with the children of Philippi for nearly two months. Based on the principle of children’s rights I arranged workshops and conversations for the children to bring out their dreams, wishes and fears to arrange a performance together. The story of the performance is about two brothers who Read more about The big day – Der große Tag[…]
Positive Impact for the kids in Philippi Last month Remote Year added a new city to its itinerary, Cape Town, and Sonder was the first group to be introduced to the ‘Mother City’. Cape Town is a thriving and vibrant city, but it does have a complicated past and sharp racial, ethnic, educational, socio-economic and Read more about Remote Year meets DANCE for a CHANCE[…]
Pre – Performance „I hope you feel really proud of your work yesterday. Thanks so much again!“ ”Today’s show was awesome. You can be so proud of yourself!” „Thanks sooo much for the event on tuesday. I am so in awe of you. You really inspire me.“ Things, I couldn’t wait to hear for days Read more about Pre-Performance – Generalprobe[…]
Keep Calm Susi here, Susi there, “Susi can you…” “Susi, what am I supposed to do,…?” “Susi, this boy is hungry,… and this one here wants some water and that girl over there hit her arm” And then there is a child hanging around my neck and another one is rolling my dreadlock. Noise in Read more about Keep Calm – Ruhe bewahren[…]
Tuesday 13th March, 15:30-19:00 pm, Khanyisa Centre Philippi Township. Dance for a Chance, is a intercultural social dance project to encourage the children of the township of Philippi to overcome obstacles and realize their dreams. Over the past 2 months, 60 children from Philippi worked together with a group of international volunteers and developed a Read more about INVITATION: “Dance for a Chance” – Performance & Charity Event[…]
The Kids of Philippi (for German please scroll down) By Alexandra Fung. For the fourth year in a row I travel to Cape Town. How easy you fall in love with this city: The everlasting summer and the bright blue sky, the picturesque coastline with mile long beaches and idyllic bays, and in the background Read more about The Kids of Philippi – Die Kids von Philippi[…]
Circles of Friends Sometimes there are things, that can’t be real. Conincidences, people encounter other people and so circles are complete. Just recently another circle was completed. Through a friend’s research from Potsdam I heard about ”Native Young” for the first time. It’s a band from Cape Town and their music actually fits perfectly to Read more about Circles of friends – Freundeskreise[…]
60 kids – one stage Do they fit on there? Where do I get 60 costumes? How can I find the right music and how can I persuade the musicians to let me use their songs? How can I rearrange the chaos into a good order and who’s going to help me with all the Read more about 60 Kids – 60 Kinder[…]
The Story The two brothers Sbu and Olvetu live in a quite normal Township. They are surrounded by their community and live their everyday life. Sbu and Olvetu feel like they are in good hands. They are happy in their Township. One day, however, they realize that there is more outside their usual sphere. They Read more about Dance for a Chance – The Story[…]