Cape Town, South Africa. Happy Feet Youth Project is a NPO founded in 2007 by Siviwe Mbinda in an effort to provide a safe after school environment for the children of his community.
Through Siviwe’s work as a tourist guide in Langa, he saw an opportunity to further develop the mentor relationship he had with a small group of children. He paired responsible tourism and gumboots dance together as a catalyst to enable psychosocial and concrete benefits for the children.
Live Africa and our clients have been supporting Happy Feet by visiting the children and allowing them to perform their dance talent for us. We are now expanding our support for the project and are encouraging our clients to support the project by encouraging reading.
Here is how the program works:
All donations made through Live Africa's Books for Boots campaign will go towards purchasing Books for the children.
Siviwe will work with the children to read the books. For each book read the children will be rewarded with new boots, soccer balls or games that are educational and needed to help develop and support the children in the community.