” 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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“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
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
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
We started the year with getting to know the grade R learners that are referred by their teachers into our program. We have been screening the children and through this process identifying each child’s needs, strengths and motivation. We are then formalising small groups suitable to the children’s personality and developmental stage. In the groups
We participated in the Western Cape education department child and family health awareness day at Gansbaai Primary in Blompark on Saturday 18th of January. Thank you to Valenzia Mackenzie for inviting us to this great initiative. Everyone came together to offer activities, services and information to the community. Teachers, parents, educators, clinic sisters, education department
Reflections on our Work and Dreams of what lies ahead … “It is possible to cause seemingly biochemical changes through human emotional involvement. You literally have changed his chemistry by being his friend.” Steve Lopez,The Soloist: A Lost Dream, an Unlikely Friendship, and the Redemptive Power of Music. This quote makes me think about our
Our end of year outing with the after school groups (Grade 4 and 5) was fun and we all enjoyed a walk and picnic at Stanford Hills farm. Thank you to Stanford Hills for making the farm available to our groups. The outings are always ugly anticipated by the children in our groups as they
Neil Cave, a qualified drama and English teacher with 26 years teaching experience offered drama groups in 2019 in our After-School Program. Thank you Neil it is wonderful to have you with us in 2019. The Drama Program was aimed at the Senior Primary section of Die Bron Primary School. Initially it was thought that
In December this year, in Stanford, the creative works team facilitated workshops every day over the first three weeks in December; a total of 15 workshops and in Masakhane, 10 workshops were run every day over the first two weeks of December. A total number of 544 children attended the workshops during these school holidays.
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