The “Conquerors” Mentoring Program
The program was imitated by Social Work student Cyrilene Frieslaar at four different primary schools. The aim of the program was to utilize the unemployed youth in our Youth Build Program, together with social auxiliary work interns to mentor five learners that display leadership abilities. They had to meet weekly and provide feedback on progress made. A manual for mentors was drawn up to provide guidance and to equip the mentors.
This program concluded with a workshop with the parents to reform parent child relationships. On this day we had “body builders” from clubs in Bishop Lavis Place that came out to encourage the young ones to make “healthy choices” in life.
WOW Program for Teen Girls
The WOW Program is a ‘Women of Worth’ Program that is aimed to empower teen girls to become independent beings in their daily lives. It is also aimed at building up positive character in young teen girls, focusing on identity, health, appearances, success, relationships whereby 20 girls have gone through this program and have indicated growth. This program was initiated by University of the Western Cape Social Work students, under the guidance of Mrs. Groep.
Ex-offenders Teaching Kids to Choose Right
During the Equilibrium Awareness Week, 6 ex-offenders accompanied our youth workers to 3 primary schools and 3 high schools to promote ‘Positive Choices for Your Future’ to kids.
The orange uniform and stripes of change created quite a stir amongst youth. The destructive effect of crime and substance abuse was highlighted by this and very relevant in communities plagued on a daily basis by shootings, violence and crime. A total of 462 children were reached.
It is designed to keep children and youth off the street and to encourage healthy alternatives to substance abuse. Program content usually incorporates substance abuse education as well as sporting activities which include soccer, netball, tournaments and indigenous games.
It encourages healthy competition; respect for self and others; improved communication and social skills; and illustrates that there are many other extremely positive and enjoyable alternatives to substance abuse. This was in partnership with faith based organizations like scripture union and business. A total of 1250 benefited from holiday activities conducted during school holidays.
HOLIDAY CLUB COMING UP!!!
“BEE A SMART KID”
VENUE: ELNOR PRIMARY SCHOOL
DATE: 25-29 JUNE 2018
LOTS OF FUN, GAMES AND ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS
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- Education on parenting roles, values and child rearing, communication is some of the elements that are discussed in the sessions.
Life Skills Programs
- Goal setting, self-esteem and purpose, conflict management are some of the aspects that are dealt with.
- Workshops are conducted that seeks to promote a healthy, responsible and positive lifestyle.
Crime Line – Say No to Gangsterism
Choices – Sexual Education
Positive Behavior – Character Building
Gender Base – Girls Mentoring Program
All Star Leadership Training Program for Youth
- Introduce the concept of whole person health – Body, Soul, Spirit
- Increase the self-esteem and achievement in young people.
- Produce responsible, motivated and confident young people.
- Provide positive role models for young people.
- Promote the importance of character and principles in achieving a person of quality
- Produce young people who are confident and competent to organise and deliver activities for others.
5 Year Program
- Key population grade 8 – 12
- Life skills and Leadership Development
- Participants included in the Presidents Awards
- Reclaiming our youth as persons of worth.
- Currently 44 All Stars are active in the program
Challenges in All Stars Leadership Training
- Lack of funding impacts the roll-out of this amazing program to more schools
- Nominal remuneration for youth worker negatively effects retention for facilitation of program
- High levels of unemployment among parents impacts financial contribution towards the program
- Lack of sufficient funds for after school snacks and activities hamper the effectiveness and quality of the program
Highlights in All Star Leadership Training
- Three of the Gold Holders that are currently in Matric at the Range Secondary, achieved academic recognition in Mathematics, Afrikaans and English First Additional Language
- Chess is one of the skills that were initiated by Ms. Gallie and one of our All Stars, Naziem Cloete achieved Gold in an interschool Chess Tournament
- Dubeki, an indigenous game that was brought as a recreational activity for the All-stars; resulted in Carmelita Maadjit achieving third place in the National Competition in Gauteng. This participant had the opportunity to fly in an airplane and stay in a hotel for the first time
- 17 Participants achieved their Bronze Medal, 2 achieved their Silver Medal and 6 are running for Gold
- Three of the Gold participants have been accepted to Tertiary institutions for Education, Law and Social Studies
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DATE: 6 OCTOBER 2018