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502, 2019

The Sylvie Lining

By |February 5th, 2019|Categories: Volunteer Stories|

The Sylvie Lining “I was very curious about coming to Cape Town,” says Sylvie Amagna Assara, YMCA Cape Town’s 2018 intern from Cameroon, in her usual, earnest fashion. “But the trip was very long,” she allows. “I spent a whole night at the airport in Nairobi. “ Sylvie – ever inquisitive, and buoyant, at heart – is from Yaounde in Cameroon, where she passed a “very comfortable” childhood as [...]

1601, 2019

Bella of the Ball

By |January 16th, 2019|Categories: Volunteer Stories|

Bella of the Ball On any given Tuesday morning, seemingly random people breeze into the Resource Centre at YMCA Cape Town. But there’s nothing arbitrary about them or their trips to the Y. They hail from drug rehabs or shelters and sometimes struggle to get there by 10:30. They do it themselves, but they also do it for Bella. Crystabella Odonkor (Bella to everyone, really) runs [...]




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