Maggie Fletcher – A wonderful example of a great music teacher

Maggie Fletcher – A wonderful example of a great music teacher “Teaching aims to teach independence. We lead, explain and then we encourage our students to do things for themselves. Those who do, achieve. Every step they take is an achievement”. So says Maggie Fletcher who has been a piano and recorder teacher at Outreach Foundation for the past 17 years. About to retire, Maggie…

Silence is killing us women!

Years of abuse, raped a number of times, physically and emotionally abused, stalked, exploited, deceived, betrayed and penniless are all horrendous things that can happen individually to a person. Add them together, and you have a recipe for depression and suicide. This is the story of a very brave mother of six, Slindile, who hopes that her story will help other women who are too…

Well-known musician a teacher at Outreach Foundation

Well-known musician Madoda Gxabeka is getting children off the street by teaching music Music has been his life, and it is fitting that Madoda Gxabeka spends most of his free time teaching the children of Hillbrow music through the Performing Arts Department of Outreach Foundation. Well-known in the music industry as a member of the African Jazz Pioneers, Madoda has performed to large crowds all…

Hillbrow is at the forefront of change

Hillbrow is at the forefront of change Hillbrow was and is at the forefront of social change in South Africa. Many social issues of South Africa are concentrated here: There is a high incidence of HIV/AIDS, woman abuse, refugee influx, urbanisation and degradation of urban environments, drug dealing, prostitution and crime. Many of these are related to or aggravated by the lack of social structure, urban socialization…