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Delft school children delve into ancient Japanese art

Wesbank No.1 is a primary school in the impoverished community of Delft in the Western Cape.

With many single parent families and unemployment levels at around 70 - 80%, school principle Greg Gordon says the children grow up under difficult circumstances.

Kyoko Morgan, originally from Japan, has been teaching at the school for the past few years, and began teaching the kids the ancient Japanese art of origami, or paper folding.

The children have learned to make many beautiful paper creations.

Origami is folding paper and making 2 dimensional object into a 3 dimensional object, and its really about transforming our children's lives in pretty much the same way, exposing them to cultures and something completely out of their realm

Label Boutique in Sea Point asked the children to create origami pieces for them.

The public can get involved in Label Boutique's Youth Day Project by purchasing pieces at R20 each. Proceeds will go towards buying books for the school library which is currently very small.

Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:


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