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Singabantu - Afrophobia Awareness Campaign

Written by: diannem

A group of friends have created social awareness campaign #Singabantu (We Are Human) to challenge the negative stereotypes of foreigners in South Africa.

"It is an issue very close to our hearts as we experience it every day but no one ever speaks on it.We decided to use charity as the means to bring people together because we felt it was important for youth to know that they can make a difference, regardless of their nationality, race or financial status. We encourage the youth to go out and make a difference in people’s lives, everyday."

Sophie A Kanza

Sophie and Louise created the Sophie A Kanza Foundation with the goal of uniting in our diversity and to create a culture of good deeds, building friendships and learning from and about each other’s cultures.

"If the youth can become open minded and tolerant, it is then easier to transmit these sentiments and influence others. We also focus on the fear of foreigners (Xenophobia), in this case it is the fear of the unknown. Once we work together towards making a difference we learn that we are all the same, brothers and sisters of Africa. Not enemies or threats."

Louise a Kanza

Louise recently wrote about the experience of directing the video, which can be found here.

Shot by Stuart Williams Directed by Louise Kanza Thank you to our amazing youth volunteers!




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