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Personal Growth for young People

Our story…how it all began: Die Bron Primary School in Stanford, MichelleBaker(MEd Design Thinking Practitioner) and Regina Bronner(Occupational Therapist) ;collaborated to provide training and support to 17 assistants who were placed at the Die Bron Primary School. A four-week course with focus on inter-personal skills and personal growth was put in place to run from

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Funimfundo Parents workshop at Wortelgat Farm

We collaborated with the Funimfundo team for a parenting workshop that was held at Wortelgat farm near Stanford on the 20 March with the theme of the day “learning can be fun”. The parents were introduced to brain gym techniques and muscle testing , we did educational games , talked about healthy food choices and

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Early Learning Program

Early learning programme at Die Bron Primary School in our beautiful room sponsored by Mike Gibbs. Every day we are grateful for this wonderful space, which was established in collaboration with the school to offer a perceptual programmme to the Grade R learners. Play-based activities are at the centre of our programmes and we are

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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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