Kayamandi is a Township located in Stellenbosch, South Africa. On March 14th parts of Kayamandi were destroyed following the largest fire in in township history. Reports are that up to over 4,000 people have been left homeless following the fire. While studying abroad in South Africa I became very involved in an after-school program held at a Kayamandi school. Some of my former students reached out to me and informed me of this disaster. The pictures are horrifying.
When translated into English, Kayamandi means "Sweet Home" and how true that is. I have shared this website with many people who I know have been greatly effected by their time in Kayamandi as I have. Being part of the Kayamandi community is among my proudest accomplishments. The homes that were opened to me, and the generosity of the people is unmatched.
Please join me ensuring that Kayamandi can continue to live up to its name: "Sweet Home"
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me, [email redacted]
- Kelsey Kloss
- Judy Rancourt
- Katie Mac
- amma&mike greenberg
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