School and youth organisation programs
Creative engagement is achieved through art, (using clay and other materials) sewing, dance and music. The importance of the discovering and awakening of self-love and self-esteem are often neglected, and the programs focus on indirect learning and the integration of ‘soft skills’.
Participants are guided on their road to self-discovery, to reflect upon and explore troubling thoughts and feelings.
The focus is always on encouraging children to find their own inner strength and coping strategies, to enable them to grow as individuals.
Anticipated outcomes are: improved concentration in school; building self-worth; introducing positive value systems; strengthening participant’s resolve to resist negative peer pressure and deal better with harmful situations. Any positive outcome has a direct influence on preventing school dropout, teen pregnancy, drug abuse and involvement in the prevalent and destructive gang culture.
Programs to caregivers of children’s homes and institutions:
- The foundation had to acknowledge the immense need to offer interactive programs to the caregivers and care workers working with vulnerable children across Cape Town. The continued difficult and traumatic circumstances deplete emotional resilience. Our programs are designed to uplift, encourage and validate. The focus of these workshops is to help care givers to identify and overcome empathy fatigue and burn out; to make them aware of the need of self-care and self-love; to listen to and acknowledge their challenges.
- We provide a platform in a nourishing and safe environment where they can talk openly about the unique challenges facing them.
Programs to uplift communities:
The food shortages during covid resulted in the Foundation starting Community Food Gardens to help alleviate hunger.
Commitment to regular assessment and evaluation:
The number of young people in SA exposed to violence, crime, abuse and total neglect is the highest in years and this results in apathy and disillusionment.
We are committed to the importance of regular measuring and improving the effectiveness of all programs. Reporting to the Board as well as Funders is a priority
Assessment tools are used to evaluate emotional development, artistic development, social skills and interaction skills in all our participants.