We’re in the Cape Flats – the township-areas around 25 km/15 miles south-east of what we know as the city of Cape Town.
Here we meet the CEO and founder of Vulamasango, Florian Kraemer.
This is a remarkable story that comes full circle, about a man that was saved by a young African boy when he was just a teenager himself. At that African boys ends up getting killed in an attack in the civil war in Congo the very next day.
This was a turning point and Florian from Germany dedicated his life to helping African children. Changing lives and maybe even saving a few.
In a few days, I will continue my walk around Vulamasango. He shows me where and how the kids live here and tells me how he ended up adopting a girl himself.
We also talk about townships, teenage pregnancy, the aids problem, how he was highjacked and nearly killed … and much more.
And then, I will do a follow-up with Florian. We will meet here in Cape Town to talk about how they are coping with the Corona outbreak right now – in March 2020.
What are the consequences for this country, the orphanage, and especially the millions of people living in the townships, if this thing spreads even more?
Enjoy this first half, and see you in a few days.