Not everyone is born equal and not everyone is exposed to the same caliber of opportunities, but some, unfortunately, are barely afforded one chance. 'DANCE for CHANCE' aims to focus on the children of the Philippi community of Cape Town (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippi,_Cape_Town) and create a platform where they can play, sing, dance and learn how to connect to the world.
These children need a safe space where they can be creative, dream big and share their ideas with others. This is where we envision the intrinsic and extrinsic benefits culminating to create the platform linking opportunity seekers with opportunity givers. Connecting the children to the world and the world to the children hopes to personalize the giver-receiver model.
We want these children to think beyond the limitations of their living conditions and spark a hope and desire to become all that they dream and more. We want the dancing to tell their story, where do they come from, where do they plan to go. By positively influencing their development with fun, dancing, and creativity, we hope to inspire them to success.
In a cooperation with Amandla Development, CESVI (Phipippi Music Project), Philippi’s community, the FHCHP (Fachhochschule Clara Hoffbauer), and a group of global social entrepreneurs, we want to create a platform for them get connected with the world outside of their township and share their stories with the world.
During a 3 month project, from January to April 2018, we will establish a social dance program for the children of Philippi to motivate and empower them to become active participants in their community. Supported by a social worker from the FHCHP (Susanne Bayer), and the founders of "Here is the Love" and “Get Ready” (Josh & Nathan Swart), and other social entrepreneurs we want to show how we all can do a little part to impact the next generation of this world.
It will further show, how through dance, music and social work boundaries can be broke, hope can be fostered, and opportunities for the people of Philippi created.
The project will also supply us with real content from the community itself that we use in our first social media marketing campaigns. We intend to use the showcase to gain Reach and create Awareness within our own society.
Supported via a media team the development and change of the performing group will be captured and a video DOCUMENTARY produced. Furthermore, Susi will write her Bachelor Thesis about it to create a scientific documentation and an analyze the effect of her efforts on the community.
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The project "DANCE for a CHANCE" is more than just a dance program for children from a township.
It is a project that aims to create a new marketing channel for AMANDLA Development and the community of Philippi.
We want to make it easy for everyone around the world to help! Please have a look at how you can support the project.