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Creative Children

You cant use up creativity. The more you use , the more you have. Maya Angelou It is swonderful to see what the children and facilitators in our creative workshops come up with from simple material such as paper rools, newspaper sheets, cardboard and other recycable material. It sparks creative expression to make something out

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Creative Workshops are open

The Creative workshops are a safe space for children to get creative. The workshops started from an observed need , a lack of early stimulation and after school activities for children in under-resourced communities in the Overstrand. The Creative Works team consists of 5 community based facilitators who are offering small groups in their own

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Stanford Festival of Community Arts

“As we let our own light shine,we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same” Nelson Mandela This year was full of surprises, it was different, unexpected, unique and challenging. Under the cloud of the COVID-19 Pandemic, our Village went through some challenges, but many positives in the past few months too and friendships

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Thank you Grootbos Foundation

Our afterschool work shops are open and with the help of our friends from the grootbos foundation we are keeping it safe. Thank you for the DONATION of 4 thermometers to each of our facilitators in Gansbaai and Stanford. These thermometers will help us to monitor the children who participate in ththe groups and keep

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Thank you Butterfly Art Project

Thank you to our friends from the Butterfly Art Project in Cape Town for donating 100 ‘Florence and Watson’ activity treasure booklets to the children in Stanford and Masakhane. The booklets are for kids from grades 1 to 5 and offer a beautiful game , many challenges, tips and inspiration to the children. Themes are

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Open Workshops

” Too often we underestimate the power of touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear , an honest compliment or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” Leo Buscaglia Our creative, community based workshops are open again. Thank you to our facilitation team for

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Mobile Book and Toy libraries for children in the Overstrand

“All the flowers of the tomorrows are in the seeds of today” Indian proverb Over the past few months we have learned a lot!!  We have seen that relationships matter, that children possess an intrinsic inner drive to learn and grow even in the most difficult of circumstances, and…  that when we support each other through challenging

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Lockdown Art Competition

In the framework of our activity pack initiative we have been running a lock down art competition over the past few weeks. Children are encouraged to draw pictures from their lives and send them to us. The aim is not to find the best picture. It is to create a platform for telling stories through

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Lockdown Activities

The Creative Works team has been putting together activity packs for Stanford and Masakhane since the start of the lock down in March. The aim for the packs is to keep children in under resourced communities safely engaged with stimulating activities at home. Over the past few months, we have packed and delivered more than

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