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We took and unplanned visit to Kayelitchka, which I may have misspelled, a Township in Cape Town. Townships are home to millions of impoverished South Africans; basically, they are extensive shanty-towns that people have constructed out of any materials that they could find: mainly corrugated iron, random pieces of wood, and the like. They are home ot a vast population of blacks in South AFrica, as they are often the products of forced removals during apartheid.
We visited a women and children wellness center, where the pictures below were taken, which provides basic health services and employs women who would otherwise not have a job.
Below, one of my fellow McBridians (Austin Granger) is playing with a pack of children who ran into the compound when we got out of the van. White people, especially Americans, are a novelty in the townships and all of the people love coming up and saying hellos.
This is our tour guide while in Cape Town, Mike. He was vastly knowledgable and inspiring and taught us a lot about life in the “rainbow nation”. He is a native South African and has deep friendships with whites, blacks, and coloureds (non-white and non-black South Africans).
Another McBride Student, Robert Gill, holding hands with the same children while they sang us a song!
The children absolutely loved getting their pictures taken, and they squealed uncontrollably whenever they got to see the image. They were definitely one of the highlights of the trip so far. Heather Hunt is doing just that, and she was definitely the favorite among the children.
The man in the image below is Noor, the man from my previous post who founded the District 6 museum.
Lastly, this is the view from the Upper Campus at University of Cape Town. Early morning, breathtaking views of the city and the surrounding mountains.