Aron Halevi  | Creative. Social. Innovator | CCoP Community

Aron Halevi | Creative. Social. Innovator | CCoP Community

Yes, that’s me. 1985. With my best friends at Omdraaisvlei - a farm in the Great Karoo where my mother and I lived for 3 years after my parents split up. She got a job teaching farm labourers’ children on the farm school, and would home-school me in the afternoons. I never wore shoes. I learnt how to herd sheep and avoid thorns. I didn’t really know I was white or Jewish until I was 8 years old and we came back to Cape Town. It was here, in the middle of the Karoo, that my moral compass was set. It was here that I learnt what injustice feels like, and looks like. And it was here that a part of me awoke that has never gone to sleep. And even if I had a choice, I wouldn’t let it. Almost 40 years later, that little boy is still inside me, saying “it doesn’t have to be this way. Surely there must be something we can do?!” And even though I have lost my hair (and that awesome waistcoat;) I am still trying to figure out the best answers to that question. And doing my best to avoid thorns. #socialimpact #CreativityWillSaveUs #southafrica #resilientcommunities #backtothefuture