BRAVE beginnings

BRAVE was born out of the desire of a few girls to create a safe space at their school in Manenberg in 2010.  After a community mapping exercise, the girls, who called themselves Rock Girls, after the anti-apartheid slogan, “You strike a Woman, you strike a Rock”,  came up with a list of things to do to improve the lives of girls, but top of the list was to “create a beautiful, safe place to sit” at their school.  Since then,  the girls have created safe spaces in some of the most dangerous, challenged communities in Cape Town.  Today, there are 58 Safe Space benches located around South Africa.


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