Where the creative arts meet humanitarian issues
STAND OUT! STAND UP!
Do you know someone in or from Africa who is doing extraordinary work in their community, often going unrecognized, and yet changing the face of their street, their neighbourhood, their community, their country? We often hear of the work done by those like Elon Musk, or even Charlize Theron, but at the grassroots level, there are many unsung heroes. If you know of any, please send them our way so we can feature them in ongoing features in Perspective Publications, and give them the recognition and support they deserve.
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DANCE FOR ALL
At Skambha Village, we do our best to support worthy non-profits who are doing excellent work in lifting their communities. One such is the Cape Town organization, Dance For All. Founded in 1991 by Philip Boyd and prima ballerina assoluta, Phylllis Spira, Dance For All has taught 17,000 young, disadvantaged students various styles of dance, and in the process, providing a safe and stable extra-mural program in areas often infected with poverty, gangs, and drugs.
Over 50 of their students have gone to promising careers in dance, and all have life skills that they will take with them forever.
We honor Dance For All's efforts. Should you wish to donate to their work, and ensure their continued survival:
Branch: Rondebosch, South Africa
Account Name: Dance For All
Account Number: 104 805 5205
Branch Code: 104-809
Swift Code: NEDSZAJJ
PERSPECTIVE: AFRICA is a quarterly journal of essays, photojournalism, reviews, and other content, focusing on issues relating to the continent of Africa. The focus remains on humanitarian issues, rather than politics.
The print and digital editions are available now, and some articles as well as color photography can be seen on the Perspective Publications website: http://perspective-publications.com.
The March and June issues are now available on Amazon.com (and all Amazon sites), and you can read an online version of the March issue without charge on the Perspective Publications website. The next issue of PERSPECTIVE: AFRICA will be released in September, 2016, and anyone wishing to submit content should contact the Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please read the Submissions page on the Perspective Publications website.