Trip Start Oct 01, 2004
121Trip End Ongoing
At first the idea of taking a tour of a township bothered me. I wondered how I would feel if tourists came to my home and photographed my poverty. But then I found a tour that put the money back into the township (still think less went in than he actually said). So I decided to go.
Walmer Township in PE is the oldest and the only one to successfully resist the group area act. The area itself is 4 sq km and holds nearly 60,000 people. Most residents live in run down shacks and conditions that make Canadian homeless people look like millionaires. The area is turning around but at the moment it still holds an 80% unemployment rate.
The highlight of the tour was with out a doubt Xolelanani Youth Project