Bursting onto the scene, this wild child wowed us, unapologetically, with their crazy visions, unbridled energy and outright refusal to conform to society’s norms. They took us on a breakneck dusty ride under the guise of anarchy, to find ourselves and others doing a bunch of unthinkable things, quite well – actually.
Running before they could walk, they learnt that to live on the edge requires an edge – and with this came the realisation that not all rules necessarily need to be broken and that some kind of structure could take them further in life.
With a varied set of report cards collected over their formative years – from glowing accolades to being written off entirely – they entered their teenage years with a reputation preceding them, some solid lessons learnt and knowledge shared. Despite routine adolescent growing pains, moving into their own home has given them more options, a distinct sense of responsibility and an expanded outlook on life.
And while we all try and find our feet in our shared dystopia, what our teenager needs right now is some fresh input. Mentorship and guidance from those with different perspectives, who’ve walked paths unfamiliar to our teenager, and who have a diversity of lived experiences. Importantly, our teenager needs support from those who can look beyond what they know them to be, and see their potential in the many opportunities available.
It takes a village to raise a child (and get a precocious teenager indoors by curfew!).
AfrikaBurn is seeking to expand its Board of Directors and is calling for people to step up for a three year stretch volunteering as Non Executive Directors to help guide the organisation towards its future.
Non Executive Directors sit in the strategic sphere of the organisation and play a pivotal role in translating vision and philosophy into a game plan. With many uncertainties still ahead of us, as well as the new opportunities and responsibilities afforded through the gift of Quaggafontein, the organisation is seeking individuals with experience and expertise in the following areas:
With the following soft skills and attributes:
Candidates will be required to commit to offering at least 20 hours per month of their time in service to the organisation that propels the movement we know as AfrikaBurn.
Afrika Burns Creative Projects is a registered non profit company and public benefit organisation with section 18A status. With a commitment to our cultural context, AfrikaBurn is driven to ensure that our decision making circles at all levels are inclusive and represent the diversity of South Africa.
The organisation is specifically encouraging women and people of colour to apply.
Deadline for applications is 31 January 2021.
Click here for the application process and pack.