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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

Philip Pikus
Just awesome Rem! Truly inspirational! Very proud of you!! Xxx
Benita
Toll Remy. Flori und ich drücken Dir die Daumen
Anon
What an inspiring initiative and great interview Remy! Good luck with the Climb!!
Pam
Heard your Young Blood 5 interview, great cause!
Bev
Awesome to hear you on the radio Remy!
James and fam
Heard your interview on 5fm, well done!!!
Sue, Tom, Josh & Nate
What an amazing thing you are doing Rem!
Aubs, Lynne, Don, Dane & Troye
Happy climbing Remy. Well done on your initiative!
Nicki and Thomas
Super proud of you Rem!!

Activity feed

Philip Pikus donated R 500 to Dlala Nje Foundation via #JustClimb
23 May 2018 R 500
Benita donated R 514 to Dlala Nje Foundation via #JustClimb
23 May 2018 R 514
Anon donated R 3 085 to Dlala Nje Foundation via #JustClimb
23 May 2018 R 3 085
Pam donated R 206 to Dlala Nje Foundation via #JustClimb
14 May 2018 R 206
Bev donated R 514 to Dlala Nje Foundation via #JustClimb
14 May 2018 R 514