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Dlala Nje Foundation

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.

Dlala Nje, a Zulu phrase meaning “just play,” was founded in October 2012 and is an organisation that aims to challenge perceptions and to create opportunities. We do this through running inner-city immersions and experiences in some of our city’s most misunderstood areas; Hillbrow, Berea and Yeoville in Johannesburg. These immersions and walks fund the running of a community centre aimed at providing a safe learning environment for children from the community.

Our inner-city adventures and immersive experiences provide a platform for challenging the preconceived ideas that most people have of these areas. The history of Hillbrow is infamous and there are many social issues that have historically plagued this community. However, as one of the first landing spots for foreign Africans who are hoping to better their lives in the City of Gold, it is a melting pot of culture. Dlala Nje aims to show people the truth about these notorious suburbs; through an unforgettable adventure where thinking is challenged and comfort zones are stepped out of. We offer walks through Hillbrow, Berea and Yeoville that run weekly and our key markets here are tourists and adventurous individuals. We also run Corporate Culture and Market Insight immersions that are targeted at organisations.

Despite our optimism, we also realise that these communities are not really places where kids can be kids. 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. Our current activities include ballet, arts & crafts, drama, dancing, music and yoga. We place a huge emphasis on education and provide free computers, Internet access, daily homework facilitation, a library and an environment for kids to reach their potential. We do this with our staff, who are all from the communities in which we work, and with support from dynamic partners and volunteers.

www.dlalanje.org 

Donor Messages

Ross
Epic Stuff Remy!!!
Anon
Last but not least. Just brilliant. What a journey
Anon
Loved following your journey!!!
Hayley-Ann Patterson
Your such an inspiration Rem! Huge respect to you and what you are doing. Love you lots!
Anon
Congratulations on reaching the summit of highest mountain in Europe , not only in personal achievement but for helping the children have a better life Thank you !
Karen
Shine bright
Aubrey. Blignaut
Well done Rem what a amazing journey Aubs Lynne Don Dane and Troye
Anon
The best view comes after the hardest climb
Jess Miller
You are an inspiration Rem! Keep it up xx

Activity feed

Ross donated R 514 to Dlala Nje Foundation via #JustClimb
29 Jun 2018 R 514
Anon donated R 514 to Dlala Nje Foundation via #JustClimb
28 Jun 2018 R 514
Anon donated R 1 028 to Dlala Nje Foundation via #JustClimb
24 Jun 2018 R 1 028
Hayley-Ann Patterson donated R 514 to Dlala Nje Foundation via #JustClimb
23 Jun 2018 R 514
Anon donated USD $ 149 to Dlala Nje Foundation via #JustClimb
23 Jun 2018 USD 149