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The Rainbow Academy is a registered, non-for-profit, School of Performing Arts and Business (092-334-NPO), that provides a one –two-year training, qualifications and employment programme in Performing Arts and Business (Creative Industries) for talented, disadvantaged youth, aged 18-25, from the underprivileged communities in the Western Cape.   The Rainbow Academy has been in operation since June 2010 and has mobilized over 400 scholarships, internships, jobs and mentorships between 2010-2019 to youth from this sector.

The academy programme is vibrant, relevant, creative and portable. It addresses history, culture, education, entertainment, tourism, entrepreneurship and jobs. Each beneficiary is mentored to make a very significant contribution to their own, others and community achievements in leadership and service. 

Forty students are enrolled annually into scholarships with recognized qualifications and job experience. Students undertake intensive experiential, practical and academic training (900 hours) in a combined curriculum of Music, Drama, Musical Theatre, Dance, African Music, Arts and Culture, Business, Life Skills, Hospitality and Tourism.  They also participate in over 20 annual professional events, performances, productions and live TV and radio interviews and are mentored in life skills, leadership and entrepreneurship.

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Bank : First National Bank
Account Name : Turn Style 177 T/A Rainbow Academy
Account Type : Commercial Cheque Account
Account Number : 62337763917
Branch Code : 201709
Reference : Donation

The Rainbow Academy, recent recipient of this years BASA's (Business in Arts South Africa) Awards, is a registered non for profit School of Performing Arts and Business for previously and historically disadvantaged youth in Cape Town (092-334-NPO), thahas been awarded the lifetime opportunity to represent South Africa and promote their outstanding contribution to youth and community development at the UNITED NATIONS NELSON MANDELA PEACE SUMMIT, being held at the UN Headquarters in New York, on the 24th of September 2018.

Denay Willie, Co-Founder and Director for the Academy, was selected amongst hundreds of international applicants to attend the summit as an official stakeholder, representative and ambassador for the academy. 8 years on from co-founding the Academy, Denay has been granted the highest privilege of presenting almost a decade of youth community work in South Africa at the highest table set in honour of our Hero, Nelson Mandela. With over 400 scholarships, jobs and internships mobilized through the Academy for unemployed youth, aged 17-25 years from the Cape Flats and Townships since 2010, this is indeed the ground breaking opportunity that the academy needs and is truly deserving of.

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