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Change the story. change the world.

Through motivating and inspiring projects, we call on Active Citizens to help us rewrite narratives of fear, anxiety and hopelessness for the future to one that empowers, uplifts, connects and guarantees a better tomorrow. We do this by "getting active, not anxious", as the legends at Greenpop love to say. We believe in Active Citizenship and the greatness of humanity - the inner Warrior inside each one of us - and we're calling you out on it.

 

You are significant. And no matter your current story, you DO have the power to change the world. 

OUR STORY

Every Capetonian is presented with a question: to carry on with life as usual or to step up to the challenge of building a more dynamic society and protecting our environment. When our leaders have failed us, it is we who must rise up like lions and become the heroes we seek. 

 

After many years of feeling overwhelmed by the issues we're faced with today - both locally and globally -  we found that the only solution was to be the solution! From hosting activations for plastic awareness, to planting hundreds of fruit trees in schools across the Cape Flats, to participating in as many beach clean ups as possible, we found a sense of hope and excitement for what we can achieve together.

Our goal is to share this feeling of empowerment and optimism by inspiring and enabling Active Citizenship and the power it holds to transform both our mindsets, communities and our environments.

our vision

To awaken South Africa's youth to the Modern Day Warrior within and to inspire them to wield the power they hold to affect positive change.

dare to be great.

You

"It is in your hands to create a better world for all who live in it."

- Rolihlahla Nelson Mandela

Meet The Team

Matthew Furlonger

Matt has always defied convention, so when the opportunity came to break away from a life in marketing and film in Cape Town, he ran for the hills (actually, it was the Wild Coast of South Africa.) A year spent living off-grid in a Xhosa mud hut followed by several more adventuring from the Arctic to the Sahara brought him closer to the heart of Life than he'd ever been. His goal became to share the profound magic and beauty realized during his travels (both inside and out) with as many people as possible.

Jessica Sjouerman

Cape Town-bred and trained as a medical biochemist, Jess stepped out of her comfort zone at 22 to answer the pressing question "Who Am I?" Four years of travel from the Camino de Santiago to the coral reefs of the Philippines taught her that she was less of a lab rat and more of a creative. Little did she know that that initial question came with an entire life path, which she continues to dedicate herself to with the unfailing support of the most incredible life partner and teacher and the desire to help others. To read up on some of her wild and wonderful adventures, click here.

 

Youth empowerment & activist organisation