the first two groups are doing the Little Lions workshop
This month has been amazing because it marked the actual start of two group workshops! After all the hard work and preparations, I could finally do what I wanted to do; help children!
Two groups of 8 children from Kayamandi, Stellenbosch, ranging from 10-14 years old, are following the four-week workshop. The children learn more about their emotions, we have been talking about their biggest qualities and how to be strong (both mentally and physically)! The children are saying they absolutely love the workshops. They are working, fully focussed, in their own Little Lions workbooks and love the games.
Amanda and Yoliswa are two Health Promoters who help me with the workshop. Sometimes the young children can still struggle with their English and I obviously still struggle with my isiXhosa. In the future, hopefully, Amanda and Yoliswa can actually give the workshops after training them through the Little Lions Academy.
Young Leaders for Children Conference
The Centre for Early Childhood Development in Cape Town hosted a three-day conference as part of their 25th anniversary. The aim of this conference was to inspire, inform, and equip young leaders who work in the children's sector in South Africa.
There were many guest-speakers who spoke about leadership and management skills, and how there is a need to focus on sustainability. Many non-profits in the children's sector have closed in the last few years due to lack of leadership and management. This conference has prepared us for those challenges.
My biggest take-away message was that a well-thought-out strategy is key. Build a reputation, build a brand and build credibility. And to keep in mind that this is going to take time.
A Little Lion talking:
Favourite animal: Lion, because they are strong and can run fast.
Biggest quality: team player.
What have you learned so far: I now know what
three things I can do to calm down when I'm stressed or scared. And that my mother is my hero.
Goals for November:
Finish the Kayamandi workshops and hand out those first Little Lions certificates.
Get in touch with schools in Cape Town to give paid workshops.
Introduce Little Lions Academy 2020!
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