Who Are We
New Acropolis are an international NGO who have been operating in South Africa since 2006. In conjunction with Project Dark&COLD, the COJ Department of Social Development and Joburg Culinary and Pastry School are launching an initiative in the Johannesburg area called ‘Chow4Change’
The objectives of the initiative are to provide dignity to the homeless, who are generally neglected and side-lined in our society, while at the same time raising awareness of their plight, and fostering a spirit of volunteerism in the community.
The idea conceptually is not simply to feed the homeless, but to provide them with a dignified dining experience, where they can enjoy a good meal in a restaurant setting.
Our first event is planned for the 1st October 2016. We plan to approach food outlets in the area for sponsorship of the meals, and have a volunteer program for people to come on the day and ‘staff’ the restaurant.
It is important to note that while this is the first event, we plan for it to be repeatable, and to take it forward and hold them on a regular basis.