Woodstock art culture experience

Juma-mkwela

No of Trips: 4

Meet Juma...

"I am an artist myself, I love to create things and get involved with my local community. I also teach people of my community about offering their services as tour guides around the area. I volunteer in my community with disadvantaged people and run projects in these communities which tourists can get involved with. Since 2009 I have been involved in community projects. Then I thought of turning that into a business, with projects under that."

 

What influenced you to set up your Township tours?

"I came from a disadvantaged community and I know what they are going through. I have lived in these areas and communities, seen the challenges and I can share the skills that I have learnt since then. And I also like engaging with other people who are as artistic as me."

 

What is special about your experiences?

"The experiences I offer are responsible tourism, that get guests visiting Cape Town involved with helping out a community that really needs it.

I have been doing township tours for several years, and not everyone wants to go to a township because not everyone wants to see the poverty, but my tours are very unique. These experiences get you to work together with the people and make stories that way. Rather than just going into the Township taking photos and coming away making no impact or memories."

This way, with my tours, the guests benefit and the community benefits.

 

What is your favourite thing about your city?

"It has to be Woodstock. When people come to Cape Town, they don't normally see this part of the city, but they really should visit it. There is so much street art, cool coffee shops, craft beers, shops and galleries and it is changing more and more everyday, into other cities like New York and San Fransisco. It is a place where you can immerse yourself in the local people, city and creativity."

 

What do you love about your city?

"I love the diversity of ethnicities that all live together here. We are really trying in Cape Town to build a better community and society, that accommodates everyone. Cape Town is very friendly and very artistic."

 

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