Stand Up South Africa – Update #6

Good Morning from Cape Town!

This will be our final update as we will depart on Sunday! It has been an amazing experience and we are all blessed with the friendships and memories we have created! We look forward to seeing many of you in New York upon our return and will continue to upload photos as well following the trip, as well as providing links to an album of all the photos including those that we didn’t post! While we were only together for 3 weeks, the memories we have created will always be with us!

Thank You from the bottom of our hearts for allowing us to be part of your child’s South African experience! We know that it wouldn’t have been the same without each and everyone of them!

Brian, Lindsay and Emily

** Please check out there Facebook page where there are additional photo at Baphumelele Children’s Home. There is an album and a description of what we were able to accomplish! **

This week we have been working with the Baphumelele Children’s Home in the township Khayelitsha. Our work consisted of working with children, demolishing run down homes, and building brand new ones. It made all of us feel very grateful for what we have when we walk through the township. Even basic needs like running water and proper plumbing are unavailable there while we often take them for granted. Working at this township has taught all of us so much that we can take back home. One of the greatest lessons we learned was individually we can make in impact, but together hand in hand we made a difference!
-Eric Cordover

After touring the vibrant streets of Bo-Kaap on Wednesday, we had the privilege of attending a Malay cooking class in a local home. As a group we made samosas and chili bites and we were trusted to determine the right amount of spice to add. Followed by the samosas and chili bites, we had homemade naan, curry, and a lot of juice. The welcoming environment of the home was a truly remarkable experience with memories (and recipes) I will remember for years to come.
-Emma Damato

On Thursday, July 19th, we went to Langa township. For lunch we went to a restaurant called Lelapa where we ate, listened to drummers, and sang along. After lunch we went on a tour of the township and saw many ways of living. We learned that in order to marry, the man has to pay the woman’s family in cow. A popular eating in this township is sheep head so a few of us tried it with mixed reactions! We were excited to live in the moment and try something new and different! We enjoyed our authentic experience walking through and touring this great township
-Maddie Schultz

Following the tour we returned to our accommodations for the night and had dinner and learned more about each other through our evening program which brought us even closer to one another.
-Brhino the Rhino

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