South Africa has the widest inequality gap and Cape Town is a great example of that gap. Phillipi-Khayelitsha areas are booming with social entrepreneurs and innovators working on the ground to bring change in their communities.One of the larger townships in Cape Town, Phillipi is considered by government and businesses as ideal for certain developments. But its really the innovators who grew up from these areas who know exactly what the spaces need in order to transform.
Bulelani Futshane grew up in Phillipi, he is one of the many change-makers who responded to one of the social problems, illiteracy, of the communities by starting an organisation called Township Roots, which deals directly with young people from under resourced schools in the townships.He runs workshops every Saturday at a local school. A space where learning is fun and the voice of the children matters.
Township Roots is an organisation which Bulelani founded, the organisations mission is to help reduce the number of school dropouts, develop community leaders and increase chances of success among learners who attend under resourced schools in the townships.
The images follow Bulelani as an active father, a student, teacher and guardian to the children he tutors every Saturday.