Young people are the future of the world, however today more than ever they face a range of challenges. 

Those living in developing communities are vulnerable to cultural conflict, sexual exploitation, HIV, mental illness, substance abuse and teenage pregnancy. If these problems are neglected, the potential of these young people can deteriorate, creating more serious long-term problems such as criminal activity, chronic illness, violence, homelessness and welfare dependency.

Our social purpose is to engage vulnerable and at-risk young people through dance and create a generation of young people who believe a brighter future is possible. Dance workshops are coupled with structured life skills and mentoring workshops, ensuring that youth are equipped with knowledge and skills to lead and promote a healthy lifestyle and create positive change within their local communities.


 


Initiatives

Mayibuye Performance Troupes

Youth from disadvantaged backgrounds aged 12-25 participate in 2 hours workshops each week in their local area. Participants connect through dance classes and our life skills curriculum which develops leadership, cultural competencies, problem solving and creative thinking. The groups have performance opportunities, and participate in our annual conferences and holiday programs.

International Volunteering Tours

Our international volunteering tours allow people to visit our projects whilst also learning about a new culture and way of life. Participants work with our local troupes and enjoy traditional homestays, local cuisines and township tours. They also participate in community outreach activities and visit other not for profits organisations whilst also experiencing tourist landmarks, activities and events.

Mayibuye in Schools 

Programs for disadvantaged schools that are unable to offer artistic or performing arts classes. Art and dance classes develop creativity, problem solving, co- operation, physical and mental health, self-expression and initiative. Students participate in classes on a weekly basis.

Stand Centre Front – Young Performers Conference

A 2 day ‘Young Performers Conference’ which brings youth together to learn, be inspired and share their passions.  Participants network with artists and community leaders, and learn new performance skills from industry professionals.

Tough Chicks Confi’dance Program

A self-defence and hip hop dance program designed to educate young women about safety at home, online and on the streets. The program also features an inspiring panel discussion with prominent women and community role models.

Diversity Days

A day of workshops for schools designed to build awareness and understanding among youth. Our interactive workshops focus on 3 topics: multiculturalism, disability and social change. Workshops are fun, interactive and include elements of theatre and dance.

Care Two Dance

Care Two Dance is a new social enterprise dance school which launched in 2017

Care Two Dance directly supports our Mayibuye Performance Troupes” in Australia, South Africa, Cambodia, India and Brazil.

This is done by introducing a one for one model. When you do a dance class at Care Two Dance you will also be providing a dance class to a young person in need.


 

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