Life Skills that Encourages Positiveness and Self-Respect

The children follow daily programmes that is centered around their developmental needs under the guidance and supervision of the child and youth care workers, whom in turn are supervised by the residential Social Worker.

The Centre Social Worker meets with children individually on a weekly basis where they receive therapy. The Social Worker also facilitates group work sessions weekly where various developmental aspects are discussed within a group context.

The children attend local schools daily and receive assistance with their homework. They are also encouraged to participate in community activities such as sport, arts and culture in order for them to develop optimally.

Daily Programme

1.  Behaviour modification programmes

Group Work Sessions to encourage positive behaviour and self-respect.

2.  Sport and Recreation

  • Soccer / rugby / karate / athletics
  • Drama
  • Arts and crafts
  • Structured games
  • Needle work
  • Church and youth
  • Camps
  • ”Little Big Cook Off” – “Bak-en-Brou”, making stick bread (stok brood maak)
  • Talent shows
  • Puppet shows
  • Science experiments
  • Outings
  • Bible study
  • Choir

3.  Victim Empowerment

Group Work Sessions that focus upon empowering children to make positive choices and act responsibly.

4.  Promoting Rights and Responsibilities

Focusing upon the children’s rights and responsibilities during Group Work Sessions in order to empower them to identify their rights.

5.  Independent Living Skills

Teaching the children valuable life skills through Group Work Sessions in order to empower them individually to face life’s demands once they are reunited with their families.