Wednesday, 30 November 2011

The way things age.

It's interesting how things age. When we opened up our centre in Mbotela in 2009, we built it so it would be used as a recycling facility. It still is a recycling facility (when enough plastics have accumulated to be processed) which helps generate income, but it seems like everyday there is some new creative business going on in inside. Today was no exception as guys came up with one of the most beautiful creations of different materials I have seen in a long time.

This is the idea have it lit up. What? Amazing...

We interrupt to show you Miriam. A very cute baby.

These guys came up with this for wedding decorations but I think these should be the next cool thing for clubs or something.

I couldn't be happier with how the centre has evolved since we started. It has turned into a vibrant creative centre (which by the way even has HIV testing and councilling on weekends)that grows vegetables and helps guys bring their ideas into reality.

And a wicked place to stay in shape.

Sunday, 20 November 2011


A month and a half later we have finally finished the massive foundation that took some serious skin off our knuckles. Still lot's more to do and everyone is doing their best to keep the chain strong and the spirits high.

It is going to be the best youth centre in all the lands.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Boom Boom goes the dynamite

If you happened to miss one of the best parties in East Van this summer, here's a video of the Boom Booms 4th Block Party. All the money raised from the event went towards a new foundation called the Music Tree which decided to make Up With Hope their first beneficiary.

This is why I love East Van.