The SiZa Health Park is a community project located in Protea Glen, in Soweto, South Africa.
SiZa comes from two indigeneous South African names for the plant which Protea Glen is named for, the Protea. (The first is Siqwane and the second Zadlunge, together forming the SiZa part of the name for the park). The protea flower is a beautiful flower with many properties that the people of Soweto, and Protea Glen, also possess. It is known for its hardy nature, its ability to withstand difficult temperatures and environments, yet still flourish.
The protea is also originally named for the Greek god Proteus, who could change his form whenever he chose. This was because the protea flower has many species, great diversity and changing beauty throughout its lifetime. In Protea Glen the people flourish, adapt and change and this park, with its exercise equipment, skate park and youth programs allows for the community to continue to thrive.
To support the SiZa Health Park, donate to COPESSA here.