Calabash Trust was founded in 1999 on the concept that tourism benefits the urban township communities which were visited by a local company, Calabash Tours in and around Port Elizabeth. Soon the Trust employed staff from these communities, creating a platform for growth and empowerment. Provided with space for freedom and creativity, the staff and communities gave life to the organisation. Our core business became uplifting children, parents and educators in schools to create educational centres of learning for the whole community. as a way of supporting urban township communities. Ten years later we still work in partnership with 10 schools mentoring and monitoring various projects, as well as Early Childhood and Youth Development Centres, assisting with education and feeding.