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The Rainbow Academy, is a registered, non-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 talent, disadvantaged youth, aged 18-25, from underprivileged communities in the Western Cape.
We have been in operation since June 2010 and have 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 and contributions 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.