South Africa

Working in townships to develop a generation who are equipped to lead their community forward and act as positive role models.

Mayibuye Performance Troupes are running in 4 townships within Kwa Zulu-Natal. Youth come together 3 nights a week to participate in dance, drama, singing, poetry and life skills workshops. They also have numerous performance opportunities across the state, to showcase their talents but also to build community spirit and the positive reputation of youth.

Participants aged 13-25 come from remote, rural and urban townships: Hammarsdale, Umlazi, Ashtown and Cato Ridge. Programs are facilitated by trained locals within each community, who we have identified as aspiring community leaders.

Troupes specialise in various South African dance styles including Zulu, Local and Gumboots and also get the opportunity to learn global styles at our annual youth camp including Jazz, Ballet, Latin, Bollywood and Hip hop.

Participants are encouraged to act as positive role models and give back the community. Our regular outreach days have supported children’s homes, HIV centres and elderly community centres. Activities include performing, cooking, cleaning, gardening and facilitating games and activities. We are proud to see our youth out in the community making a difference.

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