I got a chance to catch up with the good people at the GLA (Global Leadership Adventures) Cape Town project this week, and went along to their site in Mitchells Plain (Cape Flats). Some of their service learning activities include working at "The Ark City of Refuge", which services the communities in the Cape Flats through various processes. The students are predominantly from the US, but also come from other parts of Africa, Norway and China. During their three-week exploration of Cape Town via a mixture of service and education courses, the students devise their own ways for service at the project site. The mural on the second photo in this gallery was conceived and painted by GLA students. Another group also worked on converting a storage room into a functioning library, while another group worked on rehabilitating a large grass area into an active soccer pitch (see bottom images of Ark City boys playing in the chalk used to line the field and test out the new goals.
(CHECK OUT "THE ARK" BLOG POST FOR AN IN-DEPTH REPORT ON WORK WITH RECOVERING ADDICTS)