Hope for kids emerges from Cape’s Chrysalis
There aren't many escape routes from a life of violence and gangsterism - this academy is one of them
Roderick George dropped out of school in Grade 10, and by the time he was 18 he had lost more than five friends to gang violence.
Growing up in Lavender Hill, one of Cape Town’s notorious gang strongholds, almost led him down a disastrous path.
Then he was accepted at the Chrysalis Academy in Tokai, a move he now describes as “probably the best decision that I’ve ever made”...