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The Kliptown Youth Program was started by a group of 20 young people from Kliptown, Gauteng in 2007 with the aim of providing educational support to the youth of the area. With no clinics or schools and few basic services in the immediate area, KYP has given children from Kliptown the opportunity to excel with a variety of after-school programmes and activities.
For more information: www.kliptownyouthprogram.org.za
Buhle Sithela is the founder of the Khayelitsha Bin Cleaning and Cinema Project in Khayelitsha. The inspiration behind the project was wanting to do something that would benefit his community. Buhle cleans bins every Friday for a small fee per month and also works as an intern at the Isivivana centre.
For more information: www.vukani-ma-afrika.co.za
Sipho Mangesi, a qualified pilot, uses his own for groups of learners in the Eastern Cape to experience the joys of air travel. Since 2013 he has aimed to teach learners about career opportunities in aviation and motivate young people in disadvantaged communities.