Guest : Karien de Waal | Founder at Join Bands, Not Gangs|
In the Cape Flats, rival gangs are experiencing unexpected harmony. While violence has
infiltrated many of the neighbourhoods, composer and music director Karien de Waal is
offering these communities an alternative.
JOIN BANDS, NOT GANGS is an initiative that empowers the youth to make music
instead of giving in to the violent call of gang affiliation. Music has the power to change
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Guest : Danielle Moosajie
What do you give a child who has nothing? Social worker Danielle Moosajie starts with
love. In the suburb of Heideveld, where she’s based, the community’s high levels of
unemployment directly impact the youth. For the past 12 years, Danielle has created
avenues to help people grow. Her philosophy is simple: younger generations must
Danielle is the director of Arise, an award-winning NGO dedicated to bolstering families
and ceasing the challenges they pass down. . To build a stable environment for all,
Moosajie offers support groups and individual counselling.
Under her guidance, families in the Cape Flats are uplifted together. Through school
programmes, holiday clubs, and home visits, Moosajie guides them toward a path of
healing. Her dedication provides hope for people fighting social challenges.