Amoyo launches Christmas gift box drive

The Amoyo Performing Arts Foundation is located at 27 Victoria Avenue in Hout Bay. Picture: Kim Conley.

A Hout Bay non-profit that teaches performing arts to disadvantaged children is asking the public to support its Christmas gift box drive for them.

The campaign started last month and will run until end of November, according to Kim Conley, the co-founder of the Amoyo Performing Arts Foundation.

The organisation was started in 2015 to support vulnerable children in Imizamo Yethu and Hangberg.

“Our projects are designed to encourage our youth to use performing arts to show the world their potential and develop them into success-driven, integral, citizens and leaders of tomorrow,” said Amoyo spokeswoman Sharon Moatshe.

Amoyo offers training in African dance, gumboot and pantsula dancing, ballet, contemporary dance, speech and drama, singing and musical theatre.

The public can contribute toys, clothing or toiletries to the Christmas gift boxes or give money, said Ms Moatshe.

The organisation hopes to collect 130 gift boxes, each with an equivalent value of R250, according to Ms Conley.

The organisation is also appealing for laptops and office equipment; kitchen appliances and utensils; a wall fan and water cooler; unitards, leotards, ballet and tap-dance shoes; a video camera and transport.

For more information contact Sharon Moatshe at or 071 353 3668.