Philippi Village's Afri-CAN Café feeds the community and its school kids

During our outdoor broadcast at sustainable entrepreneurial hub Phillipi Village, we spoke Stefan-Allesch-Taylor, Founder and Director of the organisation Afri-CAN.

(Also read our article: Meet Alan Fleming, social entrepreneur, farming fish in the Philippi Village)

On of the many initiatives based at the Phillipi Village, the Afri-CAN café is set up inside a network of old shipping containers and prepare breakfasts for local children.

We decided that we would bring this project to the townships of Cape Town about 18 months ago. We chose the Philippi Village because it is a fantastic initiative with a great deal of support and investment.The area needed a social venture.

Stefan-Allesch-Taylor, Founder and Director of the organisation Afri-CAN

The Early childhood school-feeding programme provides 289 breakfasts per day to local kids (per café).

There are also three other venues immediately planned around the Cape Flats that re-establish Early Childhood Development Centre’s in the area, training restaurant staff in the Café.

The cafés provide training, permanent employment and opportunities in underprivileged communities.

They convert 12 metre shipping containers into fully functional cafes with on site bakeries. They are 100% community focused with all surpluses spent within the communities in which they operate.

The cafés are a project by the Afri-CAN Charity, a South Africa based charity focusing on training, employment, free Internet access, IT training and community services.

Listen to the full conversation, with John Webb standing in, on Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:


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