The Samaritan Fun School of Dance is a community project based in Woodstock. The Dance School provides free dance classes to the community on a weekly basis.
The councillor for Ward 57, Councillor Brett Herron requested that the funds available for his ward in the Film industry Fund be donated to the Samaritan Dance school. These funds will be used to purchase a new sound system and pay some of the expenses incurred by the dance teacher, Mr Andrew Bennett.
Left and below: some of the students at the dance school.
“We have an estimated of 82 students in this programme in ward 57. These kids come from broken home backgrounds, families that have been torn apart due to substance abuse, alcohol abuse and also a reflection on them as to what they have gone through in life, thinking that they cannot create a better future for their kids.” says Mr. Bennett
“There are limited recreational programmes
and facilities available to the inner City
communities of District Six and Woodstock
and I whole-heartedly endorse the
Film Fund supporting the programmes financially”
says councillor Brett Herron.
a Total or R6 375,00 which was allocated to ward 57 was handed to the Samaritan School of Dance by the Film industry Fund.
This is the second contribution made by the fund since it’s inception late last year, the first being a donation of computer equipment valued at R37 000 to the Baphumelele Waldorf Foundation. There are at least six other large projects which are all at the final approval stage and will be rolled out in coming weeks.
The Film Industry Fund NPC is registered with the department of Social services as a
non Profit Organization and is currently supported by 27 production companies in Cape Town
and the hope is that in time to come all the major production companies who film on location
in Cape Town will become a part of this initiative.