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Corona Emergency - Dlala Nje fights for survival

Corona Emergency - Dlala Nje fights for survival

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With the advent of the Corona Virus crisis Dlala Nje has called off all tours and immersions until further notice. This effectively closes off the revenue stream that has empowered Dlala Nje's existence since 2012.

Dlala Nje prides itself on being a social enterprise that does not need to rely on charity for survival. Over the past 8 years we have pumped several hundred thousand Rands into Hillbrow, Berea and Yeoville. Absolutely all the money that we have made has flowed back into our community and supported many small businesses and individuals.

We have achieved this feat through our funding model of taking people on inner-city tours and experiences through these misunderstood parts of Johannesburg.

 

Over the years 20,000 tourists, visitors and curious South Africans have made their way through our community. Challenging perceptions and creating opportunity.

 

This has enabled us to build two fully functional community centres aimed at providing a safe space for the youth in an area overrun by poverty, crime, gangsterism and drugs. We have also provided livelihoods for our 23 team members ranging from community development officers, tour guides, admin clerks and creatives.

 

We feel that this is the only decision we can make at this point in time. We do not want to be responsible for increasing the spread of the virus within our community. Bringing tourists and guests who may have travelled to areas with high levels of infection, would put our team, our kids and our community at a great risk.

 

Dlala Nje is nothing without our community. And our community is nothing without Dlala Nje.

We are now appealing to anyone and everyone that is able to help. Please help with anything that you are willing and able to commit. Dlala Nje implores the beautiful souls that have become part of our family over the past 8 years to find it in their hearts to help us survive this crisis.

 

In order to cover the basic running costs of Dlala Nje, we need about R75,000 a month to pay staff and cover fixed costs. We're hoping to run this campaign to support us for the next 4 to 6 months, given that we understand that even after this crisis is over, our tourism industry is going to be severely impacted.

Donations

  • Mar 31, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Good luck! Grateful for the unique tourism product you bring to Joburg and the work you do for the kids of Hilbrow" - Julia

  • Mar 31, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Good Luck during trying times" - Stephen Shields

  • Mar 30, 2020 - R 512.00
  • "

    Keep doing the great work you do

    " - Geraldine

  • Mar 27, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "X" - Pips

  • Mar 27, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "We are in this together xxx" - One Kind Tribe

  • Mar 27, 2020 - USD $ 121.00
  • "Thanks for your work!" - Lisa

  • Mar 27, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Keep up the amazing work!" - NA

  • Mar 26, 2020 - USD $ 19.17
  • "Devastated we can’t come and do a tour due to our trip being cancelled in June/July. But we’ll be back and so will you!! Keep fighting" - Jess Donaldson

  • Mar 26, 2020 - R 315.00
  • "Keep up the amazing work, still really want to visit once this is all over! All the best to your team and community " - Hayley

  • Mar 26, 2020 - USD $ 121.21
  • "!" - Rebecca Graffy

  • Mar 26, 2020 - USD $ 50.00
  • "Keep strong!" - Thymen

  • Mar 26, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "Keep playing!" - Sharon

  • Mar 26, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Be safe!" - Corrie206

  • Mar 26, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "All strength for the wonderful work you do" - Rob U

  • Mar 25, 2020 - R 2 100.00
  • "Keep up the good work! " - Tas

  • Mar 25, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "We’ll all pull through this together " - Jill

  • Mar 25, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Keep hope alive" - Madison Bothma

  • Mar 24, 2020 - USD $ 59.83
  • "Good luck!!" - Daniel

  • Mar 24, 2020 - USD $ 11.96
  • "It's still on my to do list, to visit Dlala Nje. I will soon. All the best!" - Anonymous

  • Mar 24, 2020 - R 212.00
  • "

    Sending love and strength

    " - Katie S

  • Mar 23, 2020 - USD $ 56.47
  • "Keep up the amazing work" - Anonymous

  • Mar 23, 2020 - USD $ 30.51
  • "You guys are amazing and we will back for a tour when all of this is over!" - Youp

  • Mar 23, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • ":)" - Anonymous

  • Mar 23, 2020 - R 735.00
  • "Stay strong Dlala!! " - Moo

  • Mar 23, 2020 - USD $ 52.75
  • "Your work is so critical in so many ways. Really hope you guys make it through this." - Stefanie Stuart

  • Mar 23, 2020 - USD $ 30.51
  • "Thinking of you guys - stay safe and well" - Merrow Golden

  • Mar 23, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Bless you for caring." - Anonymous

  • Mar 23, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "Stay strong guys! <3 " - B

  • Mar 23, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "A good time to love and be loved. " - Alek B

  • Mar 23, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "You guys rock " - Heidi Snowgoose

  • Mar 23, 2020 - R 367.50
  • "You guys are inspiring and what you do for the community is amazing. I hope this little bit helps you through this tough time" - Lisa O'Reilly

  • Mar 22, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Thank you Rob for caring" - Therese

  • Mar 22, 2020 - R 360.00
  • "May you continue to do the amazing work you do " - Romy Dijkman

  • Mar 21, 2020 - R 315.00
  • "Stay strong! We'll get through this! " - Jess R

  • Mar 21, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "Keep on doing what you can guys! Sending you lots of love in this time xxx " - Steph Diepering

  • Mar 20, 2020 - USD $ 3.05
  • "Hope this helps your great organization" - Julie meyerson

  • Mar 20, 2020 - USD $ 57.82
  • "Hang in there!" - Jamo Sceales

  • Mar 20, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "In times like these we stand together <3 Good luck Sam & team" - Isabelle Tompkins

  • Mar 20, 2020 - R 367.50
  • "Hang in there guys, lighter days will come x " - Mel Cook

  • Mar 20, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Good luck!" - Julia T

  • Mar 20, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "Keep up the good work. Stay strong." - Faust

  • Mar 20, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Hope this helps!" - CS

  • Mar 19, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "Thank you for being such a support to the lives of the awesome kids of Dlala Nje a" - Thoba

  • Mar 19, 2020 - R 50.00
  • "Hope this helps. " - Kylin

  • Mar 19, 2020 - R 400.00
  • "Good luck guys!" - Robin

  • Mar 19, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "I hope this can go a small way to helping" - Clare

  • Mar 19, 2020 - R 5 250.00
  • "Standing together right now is the only thing that makes sense." - Carrie

  • Mar 19, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "Sending hugs" - Anya

  • Mar 19, 2020 - USD $ 15.53
  • "#Pontelove" - Tenille Hands

  • Mar 19, 2020 - USD $ 31.07
  • "Good Luck!" - Anonymous

  • Mar 19, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Thinking of you all! Sending strength! " - Kate

  • Mar 19, 2020 - R 525.00
  • ""How do I reeeeech these kiiiiiids"" - Mr. Cartmenez

  • Mar 19, 2020 - USD $ 29.45
  • "Every little counts! " - Blair Glencorse

  • Mar 19, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "All the best team. You've got this." - Meg

  • Mar 19, 2020 - R 1 012.00
  • "

    Keep up the great work!!!

    " - Marion

  • Mar 19, 2020 - USD $ 50.00
  • "" - Meg

  • Mar 19, 2020 - R 5 000.00
  • "We’re with you guys all the way!" - Nins and Tom

  • Mar 18, 2020 - USD $ 127.12
  • "Wishing all the best, your work needs to continue! " - Lyndsey vandament

  • Mar 18, 2020 - R 315.00
  • "All the best julle!" - Alex Cruickshanks

  • Mar 18, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "Hope this helps!" - Anonymous

  • Mar 18, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Keep doing great work" - Shaheen Karodia

  • Mar 18, 2020 - USD $ 63.56
  • "Best of luck! " - Michelle de Freitas

  • Mar 18, 2020 - R 315.00
  • "Keep going Dlala!" - George

  • Mar 18, 2020 - R 262.50
  • "All the best! " - Anonymous

  • Mar 18, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "We believe in you Dlala!!" - Anonymous

  • Mar 18, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Keep up the great work" - Anne Livingstone

  • Mar 18, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "#PonteLove" - Danielle

  • Mar 17, 2020 - USD $ 63.42
  • "Good luck!" - Simon Murphy

  • Mar 17, 2020 - USD $ 31.71
  • "Good luck! " - Liz

  • Mar 17, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "Great initiative " - John Rayner

  • Mar 17, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "Good luck and keep up the good work!" - MBM

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 57 162.26

Fundraising target

R 300 000.00
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Dlala Nje aims to challenge perceptions and to create opportunities. At our Dlala Nje Community Centre we offer a safe, diverse and engaging environment. We want to provide a place where kids can experience new things and awaken their passions. A place where talent is nurtured and confidence is built. We run inner-city immersions and experiences in some of our city’s most misunderstood areas. These immersions and walks have allowed Dlala Nje to build and run a community center aimed at providing a safe learning environment for children and youth.