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The Making of a Criminal Part 2

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The Help! I’m Free Project is a rehabilitation program for inmates at Pollsmoor Correctional Services in partnership between NICRO and various stakeholders, with an outreach arm for parolees and at-risk people in Cape Town.

We need your help to bring these ex-offenders and at-risk participants in our program to Artscape Theatre Centre in September 2017 with a brand-new performance based on their life-changing stories.

The See Me: I am Human Festival will be held from 28 – 30 September at the Artscape Theatre Centre in Cape Town, and includes The Making Of A Criminal part 2, and exhibitions by organisations supporting inmate rehabilitation. 

Book your free tickets at Artscape Dial-a-Seat: 021 421 7695.

Here are trailers for the two 2016 performances online:

PART ONE: Pollsmoor

PART TWO: Goodwood

We want to use the festival as an opportunity to celebrate our diversity as well as our commonalities as human beings, all the more important in our sector – seeing beyond the label of ‘criminal’. We also want to actively engage at-risk young people in the arts, working with partners and collaborators. Using theatre as a tool for empowerment, the program aims at giving their participants new skills and opportunities, enabling them to cope better with life after imprisonment. The work is artistically orientated, resulting in performances that are highly personal and emotive, and serve as a cautionary tale for at-risk youngsters under the impression that gangsterism and crime are the right choices to make.

 The Funds will be used for the following:

  • Transport fare from their homes to the rehearsal space in Obs and back
  • Healthy meals and refreshments at rehearsal space and performance venues
  • Rehearsal hall monthly venue hire
  • Stipends for the parolees (several need to help not only themselves but support their families and children too)
  • Promotional film production and editing
  • Costumes for the performances
  • Some work material: personal journals / scrapbooks and some stationary for the creative process!

For more info contact:

Help I’m Free

Cell: +27(0) 71 758 5135



Landline South Africa: +27 (0)21 462 0017


Name Comment Date Amount
Trine Skymoen Very interesting project. Good luck. Oct 04, 2017 R 102.82
Anonymous A truly inspiring project! Well done everyone! Sep 26, 2017 R 514.10
Lucile D I got the chance to see last year's production and was really impressed! Brilliant project, we need more of this. Can't wait to see Part 2. Best of luck Sep 15, 2017 R 514.10
Tom Røseth Good luck Sep 01, 2017 USD $ 67.24
Birger Røseth Good luck! Sep 01, 2017 USD $ 13.37
Mormor Good luck and all the best to participants! "He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life" Aug 24, 2017 USD $ 627.96
Larsern Good luck to everyone involved! Aug 24, 2017 USD $ 117.27
Anonymous All the best. Aug 22, 2017 R 110.00
Anne Ås Keep up the good work. Aug 18, 2017 USD $ 69.16
Brian Best of luck to Yasin and the entire team! Aug 12, 2017 R 1 000.00
Kyle Amazing project Aug 12, 2017 R 257.05
Marika Keep upp The good work :) Aug 11, 2017 R 317.47
Veronica Awesome Program and our youth at risk should really get into this programme.Wishing Facilitators and Participants all the best with the program and beyond. Aug 07, 2017 R 102.82
Ina Great work, great project Aug 04, 2017 USD $ 15.74
Rozanne Green Great Project. Looking forward to the performance Aug 03, 2017 R 210.00
Anne-Lise Utter Lykke til! Aug 03, 2017 USD $ 15.85
Caro great project Aug 01, 2017 USD $ 62.54
Torgunn Røseth Good luck! Aug 01, 2017 USD $ 133.38
Christina Scharffenberg Best of luck to all of you?? Aug 01, 2017 USD $ 13.73
Anonymous Help give offenders a chance in life. Aug 01, 2017 R 205.64
M. Bakke * Aug 01, 2017 USD $ 39.93
Idun og Rob " The making of a criminal part 2" is an important and high quality project, we are happy to contribute! Aug 01, 2017 USD $ 37.96
Betzi A very worthwhile cause! Aug 01, 2017 R 205.64
Susanna <3 Aug 01, 2017 USD $ 71.88
Jarryd Good luck! Aug 01, 2017 R 51.41
Tinderella Such an incredible project. I look forward to updates!! Jul 30, 2017 R 411.28
Sanna Keep up with good work! Jul 30, 2017 R 205.64
Anne More awareness give more choices - brilliant! Jul 29, 2017 R 1 028.20
Marcelle Great cause keep it up Jul 28, 2017 R 50.00
Liavik <3 Jul 28, 2017 USD $ 64.74
Elise You will get there! Keep going. Jul 27, 2017 R 1 028.20
Julenissen ho ho ho Jul 27, 2017 USD $ 4.65
Anomymous Excited! Jul 27, 2017 R 500.00
Anonymous Good luck Jul 27, 2017 R 2 056.40
Ken We all need to help so get your cards out guys and help someone who needs a head start or a second day chance in life! Jul 27, 2017 R 250.00
Katy Wow, you guys are doing AMAZING work! I saw the play last year and I was blown away! I would love to attend again this year and be involved some way with your projects. Jul 27, 2017 R 60.00
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Fundraising target

R 100 000.00

Funds raised offline

R 5 149.00



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