D2D provides youths with an alternative option to mainstream, often inaccessible, educational opportunities, with the overall objective of the D2D programme being to aid in the alleviation of poverty and the reduction of unemployment in our country. By using Circus Arts as a practical medium, participants learn educational skills, social skills, technical skills, artistic development and circus techniques, and teaching skills. D2D students manage their own performances and work as a team to create shows in the corporate performance season during the run up to the end of the year. At the same time, the D2D programme prepares students to run Zip Zap’s youth and outreach programmes. A ‘professional insertion’ year post-learnership aids in bridging the gap between learning and working. This provides holistic development of students, and guides them in becoming both work- AND life-ready.
The M&E process highlighted that we have gaps in the skill sets of the students, we have taken this feedback on-board and we are amending the programme accordingly.
The aim of D2D is to provide a holistic, vocational performing arts course, with a formal curriculum with different modules which allow each student to improve their performing and life-skills capabilities at their own pace. The D2D students manage their own performances and work as a team to create shows in the corporate performance season during the run up to the end of the year.
They were the instructors for all the other projects.
2019: Maria Marina foundation, DG Murray Trust, Laureus Sports for Good foundation
2018: National Lotteries Commission, PGWC Department of Arts & Culture EPWP, HCI Foundation, Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Jochnick Foundation, Global Kinetic, Eric and Sheila Samson Foundation, Impumelelo Innovation Centre, Gilbarco AFS e-fuel, Investec Community Fund
2017 National Lotteries Commission, Eric and Sheila Samson Foundation, Western Cape Government - department of Cultural Affairs & Sport, HCI Foundtion, Western Cape Government - EPWP, The Ackerman Pick and Pay Family Foundation, Hokisa, Gilbarco AFS e-fuel, Investec Community Fund
2016 Totalgaz Southern Africa, Western Cape Government - department of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Old Mutual Foundation, Western Cape Government - EPWP, Global Kinetic, Gilbarco AFS e-fuel, Zip Zap USA, CTICC, Necotrans, Opulent Living, BASA