Bin cleaners bring movies to K

Bin cleaners bring movies to Khayelitsha

Buhle Sithela, a twenty-one-year old former events marketing student decided that he wanted to do something in his area that would benefit his community. So he started cleaning bins.

Bin cleaners bring movies to K

Every Friday, Sithela and his friends offer to wash bins in Khayelitsha for a small fee.

The friends’ clients are thrilled with the service and are grateful for the changes that are being brought into the community through their business decision. A good example is being set for members of the gang-ridden neighbourhood, and community members are hoping their project grows.

Sithela’s passion for film is what prompted him to give back to the community by using some of the money raised to offer community screenings of films for young and old residents alike. “Film has always been one of my biggest passions, but… there are little to no cinemas in the townships. So I decided to start my own screenings,” said Sithela.

Although things are not always easy, Sithela believes he can make a difference if he just keeps going: “I just hope it grows big enough to sustain my passion for cinema. I have this dream of hosting a huge open-air screening at Lookout Hill in Khayelitsha. Slowly but surely, I’m getting there.”

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