Today you will spend the day experiencing what it means to B Somebody with Love. This is an authentic and purely Positive Impact tour that has been specially designed for RY by a local favorite, Bukho. She is excited to take you on a journey of what her organisation ""B Somebody with Love"" does to create an impact and change in South Africa, tackling issues such as youth unemployment, homelessness and hunger.
We spend some time with the local farming community where you'll get your hands dirty and help the older farmers with their daily gardening activities. While at the farms, a delicious traditional South African lunch will be prepared by Bukho herself with the fresh produce from the farmers. We then will travel to ""Ladles of Love"" for the second half of the tour, where we will volunteer our time and help with their daily activities. These range from making sandwiches for the homeless to packaging food parcels that are distributed weekly to soup kitchens and homeless shelters around Cape Town.
Transportation - Round Trip - Pick up and drop off at accommodation
Food - Lunch - Traditional South African lunch prepared by Bukho herself
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW
Ladles of Love is a non-profit organization and monetary donations and loaves of bread are welcome.
Photographs of the residents of the Hope Exchange shelter are not allowed. Please do not take picture of people without their consent, especially the children.
We know you want to document every moment but please do keep your valuables such as cameras out of site while traveling by taxi.
The African sun can be a scorcher so please wear sunscreen and a hat for protection.
Bring water to drink while on the farm.
Bukho is the founder of B Somebody SA, an online fresh produce store, and she is the director of the B Somebody with Love organization. She used to be the Experience Manager for RY in Cape Town and is known for her love of people and helping everybody to be somebody. She is passionate about the philosophy of Ubuntu and her favourite things to do are to cook, entertain and grow vegetables.
MINIMUM TO OPERATE
DEADLINE TO BOOK
8 days prior to the start of the experience
Frequently Asked Questions
Firstly, Bukho is THE BOMB! Such high energy, such a great soul, just an awesome person to be around, who is genuinely wanting to give back to the community. Such a great way to help others! Gardening, cleaning, cooking, with great company and an awesome, local meal in the middle too, what's not to love! And honestly, great way to bond with other remote year peeps who also love to give back!
This was such a fun experience! First of all, Bukho is an amazing host and has the best energy. We went to Ladles of Love and weighed and packed up oatmeal, then ate lunch prepared by Bukho of pap, chakalaka and sausage and went to a community garden to help a local farmer plant seedlings. It was a short experience, but I felt like I got to bond with my fellow RY friends more here than any other experience because we were working together to help the community and had a little friendly competition :) I would highly recommend!