Transform a street in South Africa
In South Africa's Western Cape province, a small community named 'Chicago' in the town of Paarl is preparing for its first-ever Fix Your Space (street make-over) event taking place on 9 and 10 December, 2022. Ranyaka has been journeying with the community of Chicago for the past 3 years - understanding local challenges, identifying the opportunities and strengths of this marginalised community to co-create a holistic community transformation plan for the area, mobilise and equip project teams to be the drivers of change in their area. Whilst gangsterism, crime, substance abuse, and unemployment levels are high in the area, the members of the Chicago Development Initiative (local project teams) and a multitude of community volunteers are determined to make a positive difference - tackling challenges head-on! We believe that the physical appearance and cleanliness of a space have a tremendous impact on community safety, social cohesion, community morale, and the investability of a place. For this reason, Ranyaka's 'Fix Your Space' programme focuses on giving open spaces a complete facelift - understanding that the impact will be far-reaching. This programme forms part of a broader, holistic community transformation process being rolled out in Chicago, as we believe that isolated projects seldom yield sustainable impact. From imagining a better Chicago - to a total transformation In April 2022, Ranyaka hosted a 'Reimagine Chicago' event where over 300 community members shared their ideas on how to transform one street in their area at an interactive, creative 'reimagine' gathering. The community spoke. We listened. Extensive planning followed in collaboration with the local project team. Fix Your Space Chicago - 9 & 10 December 2022 On 9 and 10 December, volunteers will tackle a section of Springbok Street - one of the main thoroughfares through Chicago that passes by the local primary school. Activities will include:
Painting houses and small home-based shops
Fixing and installing fencing
Installing solar lighting (crime flourishes in dark alleys)
General cleaning up
As at 24 November 2022, based on funds raised to date, the total amount required to complete the project as planned is $11 000. (Scroll down for detailed list.) IMPORTANT YOUR GIFTS ARE TAX-DEDUCTIBLE
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