Creative Works started in 2012 as a community based initiative, which offered extramural creative workshops for children ages 5 to 13.
The workshops were initiated from an observed need: a lack of early stimulation for children living in high risk areas resulting in low skills levels, a high dropout rate of children, as well as drug use resulting in children not being able to engage in school related and age appropriate play activities.
The creative workshops inspired the development of a school-based programme focussing on early learning and equipping young children in the pre-school environment with the necessary skills to enter the school environment well prepared and ready to engage when starting Grade 1.
Today we offer a range of programs all of which are focussed on encouraging and facilitating creativity in a safe and nurturing environment.
The Creative Skills Factory Team
Creative Skills Factory is made up of a group of local people who are passionate about education as well as making resources and knowledge available in order to provide quality education to under-resourced communities in the Overstrand.
Creative Skills Factory is a not for profit organisation
PBO – 930064052
Regina – Founder & Director
Regina Broenner is the founder and director of Creative Skills Factory. She is a qualified and registered Occupational Therapist, play therapy Level 1 and 2 and a BP through Art Facilitator.
Regina is passionate about bringing creativity into all aspects of life and in to the educational environment.
Nombulelo – Creative Works Community Facilitator
Nombulelo Mpayipheli lives with her family in Masakhane, Gansbaai.
She facilitates her own creative after school groups together with Bulelwa Desemela from their homes 4 times per week.
She also assists the OT at Masakhane primary with implementation of the school readiness program for grade R children.
Nombulelo has completed her level 5 ECD traning and is currently doing her level 4.
She has also completed the early beginnings training with the Butterfly Art Project in Cape Town in 2019.
Rachel – Creative Works Community Facilitator
Rachel Van Rooyen lives in Stanford with her family and runs daily creative workshops after school for children age 5 to 13 in Stanford.
She has completed her level 5 SETA endorsed ECD training with the Klein Karoo Recourse centre and she has also completed the early beginnings training with the Butterfly Art Project in Cape Town.
Rachel works in a team with Tuliswa Mandoyi and she is passionate about working with the children.
She would love to have her own center one day from which she can offer an extensive after school program for the children in her community.
Nichol – Creative Works Community Facilitator
Nichol Barends lives in Stanford with her family. She works with the OT at die Bron primary and assists with implementation of the school readiness ( ECD) program in small groups from the creative works therapy room.
Nichol has completed her creative beginnings training in Cape Town with the Butterfly Art Project in 2019.
She loves to be creative and enjoys working with the children.
Bulelwa – Creative Works Community Facilitator
Bulelwa Desemela lives in Masakhane, Gansbaai and offers creative, after school groups from her home in Masakhane. Bulelwa also is assisting the OT with implementing the school readiness program for grade R learners at Masakhane Primary School. She has completed her level 5 Seta endorsed ECD training with the Klein Karoo Reource center and is currently training for her level 4 ECD.Bulelwa and Nombulela are woking as a team and their future vision for the program is to have their own center in which they can offer creative workshops and ECD programs to the children in their community.
Tuliswa – Creative Works Community Facilitator
Tuliswa is a creative works facilitator and works in a team with Rachel in Stanford. She facilitates creative workshops for the children in her community every afternoon. She has participated in the first Sophro KI self development training offered in South Africa in February /March 2020.She lives with her family in Stanford.
Debbie – Administrator & Community Facilitator
Debbie O’Sullivan provides administrative support to Creative Skills Factory and also runs her own after school group at Die Bron Primary. She is passionate about children receiving the developmental skills they need early in life to give them a chance to have the life they choose. Her future wish to extend our programs to many more children and their families in the Overberg.
- To provide holistic support to young children, their families, caregivers and their teachers in order to develop skills for life via educational, arts and cultural programs and early childhood education.
- To support under resourced schools and creches as well as community workers with educational programs training and Occupational Therapy services.
- To see children thrive, engage and to participate to their full potential in all aspects of life.
- To use creativity as a transformational tool in community development and therapyList Item
- To enhance teaching and learning via educational programs that draw from creative tools such as play, art-making, music,drama and self expression through movement.
- To provide quality preschool programs, support and resources to schools and creches in order to build a strong foundation for the child’s physical, mental, emotional, and social development.
- To support Youth development and education via after school programs
Our Funders & Partners
Creative Skills Factory is entirely funded through the generosity of our funders and donors and we thank each and every one of you for contributing to improving the lives of our local children.
- David Krut Projects
- The Zoe Carss Education Trust
- Bildungshilfe Fuer Suedafrika e.v.
- Mike Gibbs
- Stanford Rotary
- The Star Literacy Program
- Klein River Cheese Farm
- The African Horse Company
- Alexandra Kennaugh from the Oak Foundation
- Rachel Adams and Family
- Trees for Tourism
- Farm 215
- Whalesong Lodge
- Cliff Lodge
- Amani Harmonic Foundation
- My Red Tea Company
- and private individuals in and around the Overstrand area.
- Grootbos Foundation
- Flower Valley Education Trust
- Die Bron Primary School
- Masakhane Primary School
- Funimfundo Pre-school
- Food for Thought
- Hopeland Academy in Stanford
- Overberg Agri
- OK Stanford
- Peregrine Farmstall
- Ou Meul Bakery Stanford
- Regina Foundation
- Na Beat Drumming Team
- Family Meldau
- Family Suesse
- Ute Kaempf
- Natasha Los
- Stanford Tourism
If you are interested in a workshop or would like to be involved or just stay updated with our progress, we’d love to hear from you! Please email or call us, or fill in the form below and we will be in touch.
Make a Donation
Creative Skills Factory is entirely funded by the generosity of our donors. Just R150 can make a big difference in the life of some of our most vulnerable children.
Creative Skills Factory is a registered NPO and PBO and s17A certificates can be issued for all donations.
For more information about Creative Skills Factory and our programs, please see our Annual Reports.