Chalan Africa’s English High School took Gugulethu by storm
In February 2014 one of our repeat clients in Educational tours, The Whitby High School in England, took Gugulethu Township in Cape Town by storm.
I.D. Mkize High in Guguletu and The Whitby High School are internationally twinned through the British Council and continue to work with neighbouring school Siviwe with agreed support reaching out to the township community.
The Global Enterprise project focuses on making products that are manufactured, utilising unwanted items. The Whitby High School and Annabel Ballance, creator and previously a student of The Whitby High School (now studying Textiles and Fashion in the UK), put a clear plan together to manufacture over 40 beautiful summer dresses made from a simple pillow cases!!
9 learners and two teachers from The Whitby High School, together with 5 learners from ID Mkhise High, worked alongside 5 learners from Siviwe School of Skills in Guguletu to create these amazing dresses, which were presented to the children of Sokhanyo Primary School in also Guguletu, in the spirit of partnership and acknowledging the commitment of a shared global vision. Collaboration is at the forefront of this enterprise. Together we move forward!
The aim of this project is to grow and develop this cluster relationship and to encourage learners to make products to sell to the community to enhance self-sustainability.
The learners involved in this fantastic project were Annabel Ballance, Lucy Hughes, Eleanor Jones, Emma Attwood, Chris Whittaker Callum Caine, Zoe Walker, Emma butler, Molly Roberts . ID Mkize learners were Bongani George, Yonela Matsolo, Lelethu Noji, Zikhona Ngetu and Siphosethu Moli. Siviwe learners were Lusanda, Zimbini, Elihle, Nokubonga and Thandi.
Khluni – Together we grow.
Krysia Ballance – Whitby High School
Chantell McBain- Charles – Chalan Africa Tours & Travel