Tour Company

Giltedge Africa

Project

The Jikeleza (Xhosa: “turn around” or “pirouette”) Dance Project was established in April 2002. It currently teaches dance (African, contemporary, Spanish, and classical ballet) and music (marimbas and drumming).

The project serves children and young people from the informal settlement of Imizamo Yethu, the Hangberg Harbour community in Hout Bay, and at the Learn-to-Live Program for street children in Green Point.

The project seeks to motivate, transform, and celebrate these communities by supporting their children, young people, and families to create cultural and economic value, resources, and opportunities.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Colored Construction Paper, Compasses, Crayons, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Protractors, and Rulers

Reference Materials:
(English) Dictionaries

Flash Cards:
(English) Math

Wall Charts:
(English) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps

Text/Reading Books:
(English) Age Appropriate Story Books

Computer Hardware/Software:
Educational Software (Any), Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Printers, Printer Cartridges (Any), Solar-Powered Working Laptops, USB Cables, and Working Laptops (Any)

Educational Games/Toys:
Puzzles and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of September 29, 2016

Listed on this page are the specific needs requested by the community project(s) so you can choose exactly what to pack for a purpose and express your gratitude to the local community with the supplies you take them.

Candy and balloons are not on the needs list as they are harmful for the children and the environment for the following reasons:
• Few of the children benefiting from these projects have access to toothpaste, toothbrushes, or a dentist. The candy promotes cavities.
• The balloons once they become deflated are a choking hazard for local wildlife.

Instead of taking candy or balloons, use that space for additional requested supplies, as they are priceless.