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February 17, 2020

We participated in the Western Cape education department child and family health awareness day. 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, pare...

January 29, 2020

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 Friendsh...

January 29, 2020

Our end of year outing with the after school groups9 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...

January 29, 2020

Drama Mentoring Groups

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 as wonderful to have you with us in 2019.

The Drama Program was aimed at the Senior Prima...

January 2, 2020

The December School Holidays

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 Decembe...

When you were a child, you knew yourself to be cocreator of the universe. But little by little you forgot who you were. When you were a child, everything was about color. Now you pick black as your automatic font color, because that is the coin of the realm. When you w...

November 23, 2019

The table is set. On it white pieces of cardboard, tins filled with paint, brushes, water, cloth, glue….

I hear the sound of voices and running feet coming towards me and the face of a teenage boy peaks into the room followed by his friends entering the space, giggling,...

November 10, 2019

Thank you to Hopeland academy in Stanford  for this years creative after school collaboration. We offered a variety of creative activities at Hopeland and the children created some beautiful clay bowls, elephant paper plate masks, birds, clay beads and necklaces. Hopel...

October 27, 2019

A college professor had his sociology class go into the Baltimore slums to get case histories of 200 young boys. They were asked to write an evaluation of each boy's future. In every case the students wrote, "He hasn't got a chance." Twenty-five years later another soc...

October 6, 2019

We continue our collaboration and shared vision with the flower valley ECD - team  and have offered workshops on sensory stimulation, development of children's

drawing and observation skills for teachers and home visitors at Good Hope ECD center in Masakhane. We talked...

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