Having the space to empower disadvantaged and unemployed South Africans.
'Give a man a fish and he'll eat for a day, teach a man to fish and he'll eat for a lifetime' .
WHAT WE DO:
THE WEAVING PROJECT:
Hangar 18 provides a space for the unemployed to earn something to put food on the table, or a sandwich in a lunchbox.
We provide the training and the space with an on site trainer (and a tea and coffee station), and the weavers arrive ‘at work’ everyday to crochet mats.
Our goal was to have 20 people earning by October, today (December) we have in excess of 30 ladies that come and crochet
We have done this through sheer will power and determination to help the local community.
Southern African creatives use the side of the road as their market to trade their gorgeous wares.
We are building an online shop on our www.hangar18.co.za website, and will be selling local wares, created by our neighbours. Pics in the gallery.
We intend to expand their market reach and increase their sales.
SOUTH AFRICA TODAY
Unemployment is real. Across all sectors and demographics. People are living, and raising their children, in squalor, with little or no hope of elevating their living conditions. Seeing how they live, and manage to maintain dignity and high spirits, is uplifting for me.
So we want to uplift them in return.
The gallery has pictures of the local disadvantaged community (previously disadvantaged is a term used here in South Africa, but reality is, people are simply disadvantaged).
Hangar 18 Cafe is currently all we have to sustain these projects, it has to make the rent, and pay the bills.
Our short term goal is to provide training for 5 to 10 crocheters, paying them a full time salary, and having each of them supervise a team of 10, ensuring training is correct and quality outputs are maintained.
Our long term goal is to grow the project into a business run and managed by our team, from reception to book keeping. All through training and skills development.
Help us help them.
Please contact me for more information on Hangar 18 – [email protected]