After School Program
The after school program is available to at-risk boys and girls between the ages of 9 and 15. We work in partnership with four primary schools, and the liaison teacher to select children who would most benefit from positive social and creative interventions. On Friday, we invite any girl from the community to participate in our open group. In the program we try to educate, boost the childrens' self-esteem, and present workshops that addresses problem solving without using violence.
Anna, one of the volunteers of Philisa Abafazi Bethu said: ”In the last days we had the joy of meeting a lot of new girls this year.We also have a volunteer Philip from Germany who had been involved in the program since February and has been a positive role model to the girls where they cannot connect with a male role model. We have been busy getting to know each other through games and other activities. So far we have done singing and arts and crafts with the girls – and we also went to the beach. We have a very exciting year planned for the girls!”
Our behaviorally-challenged youth have found particular benefit from our theraputic surfing program. The tranquil nature of the ocean combined with the need for focus in finding balance has been a great anger management strategy.
Our women empowerment training programs provide women with all the tools and knowledge they will need to be independent, safe and secure within their homes and the community as a whole.
Parenting Skills Program
Our Parenting Skills program has something to offer for both young and older mothers. Basics such as proper nutrition and overall health, positive discipline techniques, and breastfeeding are covered in these workshops.
Many women are lacking valuable life-skills that would empower them to provide better care for themselves and their families. Our organization offers many exciting skill-building workshops to help them develop into stronger, more independent women. Areas covered include banking skills such as how to use an ATM, goal setting, conflict resolution, and women's wellness. Many women have never been shown or had opportunity to do these things on their own. Our workshops help women to achieve independence.
Older Persons program
This program also supports grandmothers who find themselves in a vulnerable situation. Our elderly often suffer from abandonment, abuse, and neglect in addition to having the fulltime responsibility of caring for grandchildren and great grandchildren. All of these women find support through our educational group workshops and enjoyable outings.
Domestic Violence Court Support Program
This program is specially designed to support women in their quest to officially stand up and take action against their abusers. Members of our organization fully explain the process and accompany victims of domestic violence, to request restraining orders, file police reports and any other necessary court or legal documents.