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Raised by 15 people in 17 months
Created December 7, 2017
Tell & Sell Our Stories & Artwork

Please Support by Donating to the Creation of New Artwork or by Buying BOOKS, CDs, DVDs, MP3s, Documentaries, Animation, T-Shirts, Caps or other Creations. We are aiming to SELL 200 000 Products we have created to make Heal The Hood Project Self-Sustainable for the next 10 Years. More info & Products can be found below. We will launch on Human Rights Day (21st March 2019, but already have sold 12 products). We need to move another 199 988 Products.   

Heal The Hood Project 's expansion in 2019 / 2020 is to share the lessons learnt from our 21 years of existence. Our practical experience of our founder Emile YX? over the last 36 years and his work with Heal The Hood Practical Hip Hop School Mixed Mense  will be share via a documentary, screening in various schools and communities locally and internationally.  

We are raising this funds to expand our work nationally, regionally (SADC), continentally and internationally. We are currently in 11 schools and 4 community centres. Our plan is to double and then triple the number of facilitators and thus also the number of youth reached daily. We reach more than 1000 youth per day. We teach then a sense of self-worth and encourage them to create positive alternatives and become their own voice to the world. Here is a video of our impact on some learners at a school we work at. 


Our plan is to expand Heal The Hood as an Artist Activist Network throughout Southern Africa from the 16th March 2019 till 5th June 2019. We have toured nationally before and reached 60 schools in a month, exposing us to 90 000 young people directly. This will set the foundation to create a self sustaining means to expand further. We plan to reach 168 000 & 250 000 people directly during 2019 and over million indirectly through social media and newsletters.  


One of our pledges was to take this documentary Afrocation Book & DVD  to Universisties in the SADC region , as well as in Europe and the USA in 2019/2020. 

Young people have been able to earn an income and make a living from advertisements, performances and participation in Hollywood movies like "Honey 3" and South African movies like "Pop, Lock & Roll" because of Heal The Hood sharing Hip Hop & Arts Culture. many young dancers have been able to travel to international events like Battle of the year because of our fund-raisers.


We will repeat our themes of "KNOW YOURSELF, TO LOVE YOURSELF, SELF-LOVE IS THE ANSWER &  CHANGE BEGINS INSIDE OF ME" as central to our 2018 tour.    

Heal the Hood Project was created by Emile YX?  in 1998 and has a track record of arts activisim that includes introducing thousands of South Africans & Swedes to Hip Hop Culture and Self-worth, raising money for more than 200 young artists to travel internationally, international exchanges with artists from Sweden, USA, UK, Germany, Switzerland, Australia, Korea, Holland, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Nigeria, creating 7 compilation CDs, 3 R.A.P.S.S. (Rhymes, Articles, Poetry, Short Stories, Sketches) Book , 3 plays , hosting events link African Battle Cry , African Hip Hop Indaba , Battle Of The Year , etc, We are in 10 schools each week, creating music videos with learners at schools , recorded learners at SAE proffesional studios, Collaboration song about 20 Years of Democracy/ Demockery in South Africa  Here is some footage from a promotional video about Heal The Hood Project.


Here is the economic breakdown of the funds required:-

Vehicle Hire                                                                       R 108 000
Fuel Costs                                                                          R   22 500
Accommodation                                                             R 108 000
Food / Per Diem x 7 Facilitators                            R   63 000
Facilitators Fee 7 x 3 months x R7000              R 147 000
Coordinators Fee 3 x R5000                                   R   15 000
PA System/ Sound hire                                               R 135 625

Sub Total                                                                              R 599 125

Communication Costs                                                 R   22 500
Online & Flyer Marketing of Tour                         R   48 000 
Documentation R15 000 x 3                                    R   45 000
Teaching Aids, Stationary for Workshops
Printing Publishing Packaging                                 R   15 329
Syllabi & Booklets for sharing per province    R   23 450
Arts Supplies                                                                      R   15 224
Linoleum, Knee Pads & Sound boxes                   R   14 362

 Sub Total                                                                              R 782 990

Documentary of Hip Hop Education                    R   79 500
Book                                                                                         R   21 254

Grand Total                                                                          R 883 744

 Or                                                                                         $ 62 650, 66


People wanting to donate here on Go Gund me can request copies of my CDs, DVDs & Documentaries, either Wetransfer versions of the CD or actually hard-copies in exchange for their donations.

All Emile YX?  CDs I have released are $10 each and I have 15 = $ 150 for all (Wetransfered to your email) 
CD 1  - Who Am I? 
CD 2  - Conquering Lions
CD 3 - Roar - Live It Loud
CD 4 - Conscious Rhymes For Unconscious Times
CD 5 - Born & Bred On The Cape Flats 
CD 6 - Afrikaaps 
CD 7 - Mixed Mense
CD 8 - Take Our Power Back
CD 9 - Demockery 
CD 10 - B-boys To Being Men Soundtrack
CD 11 - Songs & Stories For My Son
CD 12 - Kaapse Katte 
CD 13 - Afrocentric 
CD 14 - Songs & Stories For My Daughter 
CD 15 - Afrocation  (Only Available from 16th March 2019)
I have created a few books over the years and will share/ sell them online as well  
Book 1 - What Is Hip Hop?                                                                 $ 20
Book 2 - My Hip Hop Is African & Proud                                   $ 20
Book 3 - Conscious Rhymes For Unconscious Times         $ 20
Book 4 - Bushman Creation Story                                                  $   7
Book 5 - Fire, The Dancer                                                                    $   7
Book 6 - The Story Of the Wind                                                       $   7
Book 7 - Princess Vlei                                                                             $   7
Book 8 - Rain Rain Go Away                                                                $  7
Book 9 -  The Girl Who Created The Milky Way                       $ 7
Book10 - Sally the Salmon Swims Upstream                               $ 7
Book11 - The Tortoise That Became A Turtle For Love          $ 7
Book 12 - The Lioness, Real king Of The Jungle                          $ 7
Book13  - Saartjie Baartman                                                                   $ 7
Book 14 - the Big Watersnake                                                                $ 7 
Book 15 - Making A Black Noise Vol #1                                             $25
Books 16, 17, 18 Pre-Orders for Vol #2,3,4,                                 $25 each x 3
Book 19 - Afrocation - Practical Hip Hop Education                   $25
Book 20 - I Rhyme What I Like (Emile YX? Lyrics)                          $25
Book 21 - I Like What I Rhyme (Emile Lyrics to Unreleased Songs)
Books 21-24 - R.A.P.S.S. 1 - 4 Rhymes Articles Poetry Sketches & Stories from the Hood - $10                
All books only available on 16th March 2019  = $287 for all books
Add $5 per Hard Copy of each book ... 
DVD 1 - Afrikaaps (Documentary about the black histry of the language and its originas pidgin language
DVD 2 - From b-boys To Being Men (Heal The Hood Project Creations since 1998)
DVD 3 - Afrocation , Hip Hop Practical education "How Hip Hop Africated an African Teacher"
DVD 4 - Emile YX? Music Videos
DVD 5 - Emile YX? Music Videos Part 2
DVD 6 - Mixing It Up - The creation of Culturally Locally Flavoured Hip Hop Dance
DVD 7 - Break Hip Hop Theatre - Local Story Of Hip Hop dancers
All DVDs are hard copies at $25 each + $5 postage in USA
$175 for all DVDs
Many of the other event documetaries above are also available ... 

GET ALL PRODUCTS FOR $ 612  leaving us with only 102 people to support in this manner. 

Emile YX?
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"Until the lion learns to speak, the tale will always be told by the hunter." Until we tell our own stories, we will always have to assimilate and measure ourselves by the standards of our mental oppressor." I tell my children these First Nation South African Stories and now created these books for them. It is only a change of mind that brings a change of action. SUPPORT THE CHANGE https://www.gofundme.com/healthehoodnational
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This Festive Season Support Heal The Hood Project to "Tell & Share it's own story" and raise funds to share their experience in Southern Africa, Europe & USA via a documentary called AFROCATION, (how Hip Hop Educated an African to Love Himself & teach other Africans to do the same).
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Saturday we began our introduction to Heal The Hood Expansion with the event "Shut Up Just Dance". I thought I would share some pictures of each event we do, so that funders can see that we are going ahead and please encourage others to support where possible. THANK YOU.
"Shut Up, Just Dance"
Schools Show
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From South African Freedom Day, on the 27th April, Heal The Hood Project will be appealing to all South Africans to get involved in being the change that we wish to see in our country by getting involved in bringing us to your community from the 24th May 2018. Emile YX? will continue to raise funds to make Heal The Hood Project self-sustainable by having 25 000 members nationally. Join us. For a minimum of R300 per yearor R25 per month, we will be in 14 schools, expand regionally, then nationally & reach more than 100 000 youth during this tour.
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