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SAVE AMOYO

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Let's SAVE AMOYO.

WHY does Amoyo need saving?

Amoyo was founded three years ago and forged ahead with making a big impact in the Imizamo Yethu Township, Hout Bay, South Africa from day 1.  Forward three years, funding has always been scarce and under resourced but with an abundance of children needing the support, the sheer talent and determination, the increase in school attendance, academic results, the decrease in poor behaviour and teenage pregnancies, the option to QUIT just wasn't an option for myself, CEO Kim Worrall and my co-founders Mandisa Qwesha and Nandipha Sandlana.

Sadly Amoyo has had two major donor let downs. The most recent donor had pledged to oversee the R80000 minimum monthly budget required to keep the current programme running and less than 5 days ago again confirmed that funds would be transferred on friday 26th April 2018.  The funds were not transferred and the donor, a business man who approached Amoyo after seeing a recent performance has disappeared.  

Having just received a Ministerial Award for Excellence along with our first Grant-In-Aid Funding for dance wear and dance shoes Amoyo is now going global with the plea to help keep the doors open.

R80,000 per month will allow us to maintain our 32 class a week after school programme providing classes to our current 175 attendees in a programme comprising of

  • Ballet
  • African dance
  • Contemporary
  • Speech & Drama
  • Singing / Musical Theatre
  • Pantsula/Gum Boot dancing
  • Djembe Drumming
  • Mindset & Steps to Success 

1 child costs R400 a month and attends 4- 6 classes a week (depending on age group) This will include an afternoon snack for each child and home counselling support if needed.

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SAVING AMOYO means

  • keeping the dreams of dance, acting and singing classes a reality for our children currently registered.
  • keeping upto 200 township children engaged and safe after school
  • keeping upto 200 township children motivated to make good choices
  • keeping these 200 children away from gangs, drug dealers and sexual predators
  • monitoring the happiness, development and welfare of these 175 children
  • being able to intervene quickly if the welfare of a child seems compromised
  • keeping our team, several whom hail from the same community, employed
  • keeping our children trained to the calibre required for tertiary performing arts bursaries available
  • giving our chlldren the opportunity to travel to different areas of Cape Town, South Africa, the world (!!!) to perform
  • Keeping our children educated on sexual and reproductive health, the rights of a child, HIV/Aids & STD education, drug, alcohol, emotional & sexual abuse.
  • giving more children the hope and skills to rise out of poverty into a life of success.

A few words from Kim Worrall.

The world is changing, for a while IT took over the face of communication, to the detriment of human interaction, together with 'war in every society' and 'the blame game' that depowers people to victim status.  In my own efforts to build a life of success, through my work as an entrepreneur, as a volunteer in the struggling communities in Hout Bay and Cape Town and being in the corporate sector coaching voice, speech, confidence & the power of effective communication I started recognising patterns emerge of "emotional neglect' stemming back to childhood over and over again.

Developing the emotional intelligence of communication in young to old, rich to poor, uncovered time and time again that most people weren't getting 'encouragement, motivation, words of interest and support' in childhood.  The blocks and fears and self-limiting behaviour was predominantly rooted in self-esteem, self-worth and lacking simple success value systems.  The tranformation I witness through the process of unveiling "you don't know what you don't know" thoughts and developing new skills is literally life changing from one minute to the next.

Amoyo is there to provide this life changing coaching alongside phenomenal performing arts classes to as many youth and their families as possible - to instil new thought and behaviour patterns and to tell them over and over again "You are worth it, we believe in you, you can do it".   It really is as simple as that - a simple reality that should exist in every family but doesn't.  

This is why we are the #Amoyofamily and need to stay open.

Amoyo changes lives.

Yours in gratitude

Kim

 

Donations

  • Oct 30, 2018 - R 2 056.40
  • "Very inspired by the work you are doing!" - Anonymous

  • Oct 29, 2018 - R 51.00
  • "Incredible NGO with a huge heart, but also incredible amounts of skill!!" - Anonymous

  • Oct 01, 2018 - R 1 028.00
  • "Thank you for what you do " - MM

  • Oct 01, 2018 - R 51.00
  • "Incredible NGO with a huge heart, but also incredible amounts of skill!!" - Anonymous

  • Sep 22, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Thank you for what you do " - MM

  • Aug 29, 2018 - R 51.00
  • "Incredible NGO with a huge heart, but also incredible amounts of skill!!" - Anonymous

  • Jul 30, 2018 - R 51.00
  • "Incredible NGO with a huge heart, but also incredible amounts of skill!!" - Anonymous

  • Jul 05, 2018 - R 5 010.00
  • "Amoyo is an amazing organisation using dance and performing to change lives." - Petra

  • Jun 29, 2018 - R 51.00
  • "Incredible NGO with a huge heart, but also incredible amounts of skill!!" - Anonymous

  • Jun 20, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Such an inspiring organisation! xx" - Stacey

  • Jun 19, 2018 - R 1 542.30
  • "Keep up the incredible life changing work!! " - Jessie

  • Jun 11, 2018 - R 1 800.00
  • "Fantastic cause that we are happy to support!" - Darcy’s of Bath

  • Jun 04, 2018 - USD $ 41.53
  • "For the love of performing arts, and how it can transform " - Jean

  • Jun 04, 2018 - R 51.41
  • "Incredible NGO with a huge heart, but also incredible amounts of skill!!" - Anonymous

  • Jun 04, 2018 - USD $ 4.16
  • "Incredible NGO with a huge heart, but also incredible amounts of skill!!" - Anonymous

  • May 16, 2018 - USD $ 251.32
  • "Wonderful work Kim, Mandisa & Nandipha. May your dream continue." - Jill & Tony

  • May 09, 2018 - USD $ 28.53
  • "Fantastic project. Good luck!" - Rob & Rosemary

  • May 04, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "All the best for this very worthwhile project." - Jane

  • May 04, 2018 - R 510.00
  • "Fantastic work Kim!" - Helen Harvey

  • May 03, 2018 - USD $ 82.86
  • "Your work has to continue! Love from Germany " - Thomas Mika

  • May 03, 2018 - USD $ 63.01
  • "Good luck and keep going." - Mike & Dagmar

  • May 03, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "On behalf of J.J. Hartman" - M Hartman

  • May 02, 2018 - USD $ 105.20
  • "Good luck" - Robin Moor

  • May 02, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Good luck with reaching your target! " - Taryn

  • May 02, 2018 - R 510.00
  • "?? " - Anonymous

  • May 02, 2018 - R 510.00
  • "Wonderful work Kim. It is not an option to close your doors!!" - Anonymous

  • May 02, 2018 - R 1 414.12
  • "Wishing you all the best" - Sophie & Anton

  • May 01, 2018 - R 252.67
  • "Hoping this helps keep the dream alive in some small way! Sending much love! " - Craig and Jenny D

  • May 01, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Blessings" - Shirley

  • May 01, 2018 - R 257.05
  • "You are amazing Kim! I truly hope Amoyo will continue to give these amazing children a ray of light in their lives! X" - Nathalie Moor

  • May 01, 2018 - R 1 000.00
  • "Hoping for a strong & stable future for Amoyo - very valuable to the girls/youth of IY and Hangberg" - Tanya & Perry Blacher, Hout Bay Ingoma Choir

  • May 01, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Thanks to the Amoyo team that is investing their time and passion to make a difference in the community" - Anonymous

  • May 01, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Keep up the good work. These types of organizations are the hope for our vulnerable youth." - Anonymous

  • May 01, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Let’s keep this worthwhile organization alive!" - Mieka Cleghorn

  • May 01, 2018 - USD $ 2 110.45
  • "Proud to be a part of this" - Fraser Coleman

  • May 01, 2018 - R 51.41
  • "Well done " - Dance for Parkinson's S.A.

  • May 01, 2018 - USD $ 168.84
  • "Good luck to you all on saving such a worthwhile cause" - Jeremy & Wendy Walker

  • May 01, 2018 - R 264.37
  • "Hope you get the support you need <3" - Becky Hobbs

  • May 01, 2018 - USD $ 84.42
  • "God bless " - Julie mills

  • May 01, 2018 - R 528.73
  • "Amoyo, you’re inspirational! " - Debbie & Danielle

  • May 01, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Safe amoyo! " - Sally

  • Apr 30, 2018 - USD $ 14.61
  • "I hope you get all the funding you need to keep this going " - Kerry Stirling

  • Apr 30, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Thank you for keeping the art alive and protecting the children!" - Kelly

  • Apr 30, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "What a wonderful initiative " - Anonymous

  • Apr 30, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Amoyo is such a ray of light for these young people and their talent needs to be nurtured. " - Linda Findlay

  • Apr 30, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Good luck and thanks for all the hard work" - Kelly Holland

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 120 309.03

Fundraising target

R 480 000.00

Funds raised offline

R 58 746.00
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Amoyo aim's to keep school going children safe and engaged and away from the negative influences of gangs, drugs, alcohol and sexual promiscuity by offering a caring, stimulating, nurturing, opportunity rich performing arts and life skills programme every afternoon after school together with weekend and holiday workshops.