This Family Day, we're inviting our community to join us in giving back. Come for the day, come for an hour. Bring your friends, bring your kids, or heck, bring your kid's friends! This is a family day activity with a little something for everyone. Not only are the proceeds from tickets being donated to the Botshabelo Community Development Project, we're making one bracelet for every member of the Botshabelo Community. We'll be delivering these bracelets during our visit later this year. Stay tuned to see the lucky recipient of your kindness and creativity.
The Botshabelo Community Development Trust was founded by Marion and Con Cloete in 1990, in Magaliesburg, South Africa. The community is home to hundreds of men, women and children. Inspired by its name, this community gives refuge to anyone and everything in need of a place to be safe and loved. What started as a safe place for those ostracized by HIV/AIDS and the fallout from Apartheid, has led to a steadily growing community of orphaned children and displaced adults who, against all odds, now call themselves family.
The ultimate goal at Botshabelo is to be a model village that works together for sustainable and communal growth. However increasing challenges continue to distance the community from reaching this goal. Infrastructure is one of these major challenges and includes everything from access to health care and reliable building supplies. The biggest infrastructural obstacle is acquiring enough electricity to power the community. Nation- wide power shedding protocols leave the community without power for days at a time. Without power, they are unable to pump water for drinking, bathing and cooking and this is a major problem in an HIV/AIDS prevalent community.
CSW is collaborating with the Cloete family and the Botshabelo Community Development Trust to assist in funding, planning and coordinating the installation of a community development project. We're starting off with a solar panel installation this coming August. This project will support the community by improving access to power for daily operations, reducing (or ultimately avoiding) absorbent utility bills, and assist in reaching their goal of living off the grid.
Tickets will be available for purchase at the door. Single Entry $10, Family pass $35 (admit 4).
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