Thursday, 27 August 2015

Bryan Hansen - community developer

Bryan Hansen is involved in community development, personal growth and wilderness experiences. He was part of the leadership development programme linked to the 2013 Plettenberg Bay Land Art Biennale, engaging with the surrounding communities and encouraging their involvement in land art. He has worked with young men through the Fatherhood Project which encourages them to become more involved in parenting and creating safer communities. He has also participated in reintegration programmes for ex-combatants and helped develop the ‘Play it Safe’ programme for men engaging in high risk behaviours.

“I participated in the Snake Eagle Thinking Path project because I feel that the Karoo plays an important part in the sustainability of South Africa. I was part of the ground-breaking crew, setting up the grids and creating the paths.

“I also believe the project can provide the people of Matjiesfontein with the opportunities created by having a landmark art work in their community and from interaction with visitors from South Africa and around the world”

Bryan Hansen hard at work breaking ground for the Snake Eagle Thinking Path. Photo Credit: Janet Botes

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