Youths Build Exquisite Sculpture in South African Township

For four weeks, youth from Vrygrond and volunteers from San Francisco have been building a sculpture made out of recycled materials such as wooden pallets and steel. Titled "The Ship of Ubuntu" , the art work is about three metres high. It has a boat shape with the face of a man in front and a collection of houses on top.

Youth from Vrygrond build a sculpture titled “Ubuntu”.

The sculpture took four weeks to complete and pays homage to the fisherman community that Vrygrond once was.

Keemo Mowers says that he is trying to change the perspective of Vrygrond with this sculpture. “Vrygrond is not all bad. Something nice can come out of Vrygrond”. He says that he has always been positive. Even though it can be difficult living here, Mowers says: “You learn. You get street wise.”

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