Voices of South Africa Trust is a registered non-profit charitable organisation running educational initiatives in South Africa. The educactional work we do is aimed at the development of young people through the medium of music and the arts.
We run intensive training programmes for young singers who are selected from across South Africa and some neighbouring Southern African countries including Swaziland, Lesotho, Botswana and Zimbabwe. The young people we work with come from all walks of life, however the majority come from the underprivileged, unsupported and still impoverished communities of South Africa. In most cases, these areas are rife with crime, drugs, HIV and Aids. The areas lack centres that support young people; especially those talented in the arts.
We have set up intensive workshops which are held every year and are used to connect highly talented young people who have an interest and dreams of working in the field of the performing arts as singers, actors, poets, musicians, arts administrators and so on with leading musicians, arts practitioners and music training institutions in South Africa and abroad. We aim at equipping them with the tools they need to go back to their communities and create work that will be both educational and sustainable.