SAFIA: Taking art to Cape Town's townships

The South African Foundation of Islamic Arts (SAFIA) is reaching out to young people in townships with the aim of exposing them to good art.

The foundation is planning over the next five years to work in partnership with schools and colleges, community groups, regional and national agencies to increase the number of exhibition opportunities for the widest range of people to experience the arts.

The organisation's Shabodien Roomaney explains how they plan on achieving their goal.

The idea now is to extend this to the townships and start getting kids to participate in these creative spaces.

Shabodien Roomaney, SAFIA

SAFIA will be hosting a fundraising banquet on 16 November to fund some of these activities. Roomaney is encouraging Capetonians to come and support the cause. The cost R250 per person and includes a four-course meal.

To hear the rest of the conversation with Shabodien Roomaney, listen below:


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