SKHUMBUZO RAPHAEL DLAMINI

SOCIAL YOUTH THEATRE * RURAL YL LEARNSPACE * SOUTH AFRICA

“Our youth are dynamic and willing, but the problems are too big. We need help to get things going, and then I am sure we can create a wonderful future for all of us!”

Skhumbuzo gives first-hand testimony of life in the challenging circumstances of rural Mgungundlovu district in Kaw Zulu Natal, in post-Apartheid South Africa … with 80% unemployment, high crime, sexual violence, 60 students per class, little connectivity with urban affluent schools, few perspectives, aggravated by climate change, but with amazing positivity, diversity and human goodness – a great example to all of us.

Skhumbuzo is deeply moved by the example of teen hero*ines and wishes to to see youth leadership in his country.

His experience with traditional dance groups and youth exchanges in Germany is a perfect basis to work together, to create a Youth Leadership centre, spark action, set up school partnerships, facilitate tourist and volunteer visits and more.

TOPICS

life in rural South Africa

theatre, music, dance

youth work

community development

youth leadership

YL training centre

international 1- and 2-way exchange visits

water