One of our stops in Cape Town was at Ithemba Labantu (Hope for the people), a community center run by the Lutheran church. It follows the same concept as the Boys and Girls club but has services for adults too. It provides a place for school kids to hang out after school. People from the community can learn various skills there including machine shop skills (welding, panel beating, etc) and solar panel installation. It also boasts a computer lab with Windows 7 and MS Office 2010 loaded on all the computers. A gym, clinic and playground are also on the grounds. We went to Ithemba Labantu to get the gorgeous ceramic zebra mugs in the picture. There is a pottery shop there where these mugs are hand-made and hand-painted. Usually the mugs are made to fill orders only. Fortunately for us, our guide Thamba is friends with the sculptor and was able to persuade him to sell some to us. Click here to buy the zebra mugs.