“Friday Flik” is designed to provide less fortunate communities with a means to operate a self-sustaining, incoming generating project. For most of us, a trip to the local shopping mall or DV D store allows us to relax and enjoy entertainment. For others, the concept is totally foreign or out of reach either because of their location, economics or both.
In South Africa, specifically in rural areas, the lack of infrastructure or ready cash, turns many children to crime and unsavoury ways of passing time over a weekend.
Outcomes of the Project
- cost effective entertainment
- engages youth in positive activity
- exposes youth to artistic culture
- provides a means by which the community can fundraise
- keeps children out of shebeens (informal drinking establishment) over a weekend
- brings child and parents together in a meaningful activity
How the Project Works
Touch Africa provides the projector, screen, DVD player, sound equipment and the movies. The community who receives the Friday Flik, charge a fee to be determined by the community committee. The monies raised are then utilized to effect projects in the area.
The first project at the Walmer High School, based in Port Elizabeth has already reaped the rewards. The school has been able to upgrade their school hall, which has enabled them to hire out the facility for weddings, conferences and music festivals. This in turn has enabled them to plough the returns back into the school maintenance budget. .
If you are interested in providing a community with a “Friday Flik” project, please contact