I AM BECAUSE WE ARE
In the Ubuntu spirit ("I am because we are"), we aim to have 1/3 of our participants fully sponsored. They are generally people from the community who would benefit from the exposure to such an event and would not have had the means to attend otherwise. In our inaugural event we sponsored abused women, youth gang leaders undergoing values training, aspiring yoga teachers from the townships and university students from disadvantaged backgrounds. They mingled with all including big CEOs and country leaders and we did not put any spotlight on them so they could feel fully part of the whole. No one could actually tell who was who.
TOUNCHé SPONSORS BENEFICIARIES FROM THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATIONS:
African Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training of Southern Africa (AKYTTSA) is an NGO that recognises the importance of transforming socio-economic access to Kundalini Yoga. AKYTTSA is the training arm of Kundalini Africa Rising, which includes specialized yoga training for pregnancy, HIV/AIDS, gender-based violence, the elderly, children and yoga that works with mental and physical states of illness. AKYTTSA is active in Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Swaziland.
COLUMBA YOUTH LEADERSHIP PROGRAM (SOUTH AFRICA)
Columba activates youth enterprise and employment by helping young people transcend their personal circumstances and offers meaningful social impact to all investors. The Columba values based leadership programme develops the grit or character that leads to academic and professional success.
NEW EARTH COOKING SCHOOL (BALI, INDONESIA)
An earth school in rural Bali which focuses on fostering a deep connection with the land and food. The 3 pillars of activity being growing, cooking and healing New Earth is committed to teaching about how to grow and cook food in harmony with all living beings.
KUL KUL CONNECTION (BALI, INDONESIA)
In partnership with The Green School on Bali Kul Kul connection is teaching young students about the power of and purpose of self-expression through the arts. Delivering powerful messages about social and environmental issues through sacred performance art.
EMAS HITMA (BALI, INDONESIA)
Aiming to Support and develop regenerative solutions to poverty and development around Indonesia. Teaching about soil regeneration and permaculture Emas Hitma is a newer grassroots NGO on Bali.
TRI UPCYCLE (BALI, INDONESIA)
TRI UPCYCLE is a social enterprise based in Bali using upcycled materials to promote conscious consumption and a planet Earth with more trees. The organization is made of people who believe that this world can be a better place to live, and that's why we're doing this project in a way to contribute to protecting Indonesia's forest.
Tasha Zigerelli, Community Outreach Volunteer interviewing sponsored participants from the Green School Kul Kul Connection and Tri Upcycle