Soul of Africa Blog

Who Made Your Shoes?

16 May 2017 by Laurent Faboumy

We know you love your clothes, but do you actually know where they come from and who made them?

This is where Fashion Revolution Week comes in, 
campaigning for greater transparency in the fashion supply chain

Fashion Revolution Week happens once a year, urging us to hit up social media to ask brands, ‘Who made my clothes?’ but we should really...

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SOA will take part to the Fashion Africa Conference, oh and we have a new website!

16 May 2017 by Laurent Faboumy

 

We're proud and delighted to be keynote speakers at
Fashion Africa Conference on May 26th in London!

 

 

We’re happy to announce that Soul of Africa’s, Dulma and Lance Clark, will be taking the stage at this year’s Fashion Africa Conference.

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Soul of Africa : House of Lords Event Success

05 December 2016 by Rose Davis

Dulma Clark (Soul of Africa), Vikki Brennan and Albert Tucker (Proudly Made in Africa), Lancelot Clark (Soul of Africa, Clarks Shoes) and Nebil Kellow (Enterprise Partners)

 

This week, Soul of Africa held an event in the House of Lords, with co-organisers Proudly Made in Africa and chaired by Baroness Lola Young of Hornsey. An Actress, Author...

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Soul of Africa at The House of Lords

28 November 2016 by Rose Davis

 

Tomorrow, Tuesday 29th of November, Soul of Africa will be hosting an event, alongside co-organisors Proudly Made in Africa, at The House of Lords. 

 

Together with Official chair of the event, Baroness Lola Young of Hornsey (Crossbench peer and active campaigner for sustainability and ethics in fashion), we will be opening an insightful...

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Brave Hearts Building for the future

26 October 2016 by Rose Davis

 

The Addis Ababa based Brave Hearts Foundation run an Income Generating Activity Programme is continuing to prove a huge success, with latest updates reporting that the guardians involved in the initiative have shown an all-time high of excitement and motivation.

 

The Income Generating Activities are aimed at helping guardians involved in the Brave Hearts Programme to gain employment...

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Catching up With South African charity Philangethemba

21 September 2016 by Rose Davis

 

 

This week we’d like to share some insight into the projects being run by Philangethemba (meaning ‘living through hope’).  The South African based organisation resides in Molweni and has worked with Soul of Africa for many years! One of the major focuses of the organisation is to try and create stimulating and engaging environments for young children,...

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"The difference is as far as from the sky to the Earth".. How Brave Hearts are changing lives

16 September 2016 by Rose Davis

 

Many Ethiopian women continue to struggle to gain reliable employment in order to make ends meet  for their families. The need to care for their children, limited jobs, poor access to health care and the prevalence of girls not receiving education means that securing employment is a challenge faced by many women.

These challenges sit at the forefront...

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Meet The Girls Gotta Run Foundation : Officially Supported By Soul of Africa

01 September 2016 by Rose Davis

 

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." - Nelson Mandella

 

We are excited to officially announce our partnership with The Girls Gotta Run (GGR) Foundation, the latest inspirational organisation that will receive funding from the Soul of Africa Charitable Trust.

 

Based in Ethiopia, GGR invests in girls who seek to empower...

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Soul of Africa at Afrobeats Festival

23 August 2016 by Rose Davis

 

Last week Soul of Africa went to AfroBeats Festival in Barking park. The day was off to a rainy start, but before long the sun began to shine and the music began to play.

 

Our aim for the day was to share the story of Soul of Africa’s production & contribution to charitable projects. We...

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Catching Up With Brave Hearts

10 August 2016 by Rose Davis

 

Soul of Africa Director, Dulma Clark, and Founder, Lance Clark, visting Brave Hearts!

 

Here at Soul of Africa HQ, our favourite part of our work is seeing the incredible progress being made by the projects that we support – and this week we would like to share with you some of the inspirational work being done by our...

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Update From Philangethemba, Living Through Hope

04 August 2016 by Rose Davis

In the Molweni Valley, a remote region of South Africa resides the Philangethemba ‘Living Through Hope’ Project. This inspirational organization has been a long-standing beneficiary of Soul of Africa, and we are pleased to share with you a few of the many initiatives from the work they carried out last year.

 

Siyakhula Teacher Training Centre

A visit was paid...

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Brave Hearts Foundation Quarterly Progress Report

27 July 2016 by Rose Davis

 

Brave Hearts, long-standing beneficiaries of Soul of Africa, provides us with regular updates on day-to-day life at the organization. We’d like to share with you some of their hard work from the first quarter of this year. A lot can happen in 3 months!

 

With every update we are continually impressed not only by all of the incredible...

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Soul of Africa qualify for official 'Proudly Made in Africa' Emblem

25 July 2016 by Rose Davis

 

 

Soul of Africa are proud to announce that we have been granted to use of the 'Proudly Made in Africa' emblem, a label that recognises the increasing number of high quality products being manufactured and packaged in Africa.

 

In order to qualify to use this emblem, products must be quality assured, ethically sourced, manufactured...

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Catching up with San-dal Kickstarter Project Videographer Haiko Boldt

21 July 2016 by Rose Davis

 

We recently caught up with Haiko Boldt from Thunderbolt Design & Post Production. Haiko, who won the Best Editor award at the Namibian Film and Theatre Awards in both 2012 and 2014, edited the incredible footage for the Namibian San-dal project’s Kickstarter Video. He also helped to create Soul of Africa’s introduction video.

Haiko started...

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Destino Dance Workshops for Individuals with Physical Disability

14 July 2016 by Rose Davis

 

Last year, Soul of Africa (SOA) established a partnership with DESTINO Dance Company, a contemporary dance group based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to support young underprivileged people with projects using dance and movement.

 

From July to October 2015, SOA supported a three-month movement training course for 17 young people with physical disabilities. The course aimed at building...

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Catherine Willems shares her experience with The Ju’/hoan San in Namibia

11 July 2016 by Catherine Willems

 

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I am in Namibia. The thermometer indicates 32 degrees Celsius. This is my first time in Southern Africa. The purpose of my visit is to remake the indigenous hunting sandal with the Ju’/hoan San of Nyae Nyae in Namibia, near the border of Botswana. At the same time I will investigate the impact of the leather sandal on...

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Sea Change Foundation to collaborate in Supporting Brave Hearts

05 July 2016 by Rose Davis

 

This is Denke. Denke is the aunt of a young girl called Sabi, who lost both of her parents when she was 5. As Sabi’s only relative, Denke took her in and works very hard to try and provide for her. Sabi is being helped by the Brave Hearts Foundation and is...

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The Brave Hearts Foundation : Education, Care and Hope

04 July 2016 by Rose Davis

 

 

 

The mission of the Brave Hearts Organisation is to provide a safe, nourishing environment for orphans and vulnerable children living in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. In poverty stricken areas of Ethiopia, where unemployment rates are high and access to basic healthcare is limited, many children find themselves in a position of extreme vulnerability. Often orphaned, or being...

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Lilit's story

05 June 2016 by Dulma

Soul of Africa is proud to be part of Lilit's journey. She is 21 years old. She used to live with her grandmother, after both her parents died when she was eight years old.Despite the particularly rough start, Lilit has completed the 12th grade level of high school, and got very good results in her Entrance Exam for university.

The Ministry...

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Kalkidan's story

31 March 2016 by Dulma

This is 14-year-old Kalkidan, one of the children living at The Brave Hearts Foundation, supported by Soul of Africa. Kalkidan was left without a home and the care of a family when her parents passed away. She faced extreme challenges without an adult to protect and provide for her. 

 

With the help of Soul of Africa, Brave hearts...

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