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.
TOUNCHE 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 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.