Visit the vibrant township of Langa and discover the African philosophy of ubuntu which is often translated as “I am because we are,” or “humanity towards others”. Township tours in Cape Town are a must for anyone wanting to discover the other side of life in Cape Town. The people you meet on your township tour will leave you with a new admiration of the South African philosophy of ‘Ubuntu’ as they share a bit of insight into daily life in the townships of Cape Town.
Langa is one of Cape Town’s townships. It was established during the Apartheid era after thousands of residents from other areas were forcibly relocated. The area was named after Langalibalele who was a chief and renowned Xhosa rainmaker who was imprisoned on Robben Island in 1873 for rebelling against the Kwazulu Natal government.
Project Playground is a non-profit organisation which was founded in 2010 and engaging with over 800 vulnerable children and youth in townships of Langa and Gugulethu in Cape Town. They also have a centre just outside Stockholm, Sweden where they care for 100 vulnerable unaccompanied refugee children and youth from lower social economic areas. Our vision is a world where every child and youth grow up with a belief in the future and the opportunity to positively impact their own lives.
With a holistic approach they work using educational, recreational and supportive programs to empower these vulnerable children and youth. Project Playground works to reinforce each child individually, focusing on their personal and social development through support programs and organised activities. By being part of Project Playground, children gain self-esteem, determination and belief in their futures. These three things are key to creating better life conditions and resilience, which results in a ripple effect throughout the whole community.
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