Ballet with a purpose – here’s a Mandela Day Idea

I don’t normally write more than one entry a day but this story is too good to have wait.

Visit to view a slideshow which features the good work being done by the Jo’burg Ballet Development Programme. The story of how art and a safe place to practice this art can enrich children is simple and yet incredibly moving.

If you’re looking for something to do for Mandela Day then be in touch with them. They are in need of a bus, descent sound equipment and the girls could surely do with some new ballet clothing. These are obvious basics but I am sure they need more. You can contact Lindsay McDonald who is the PR person for the company ( You can also visit for more information on this important project.

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