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Art as advocacy – Holiday programme term 3

Term 3 was Lefika La Phodiso’s last School Holiday Programme for the year. The theme that was explored was ‘Art as advocacy’ with a focus on what is happening in schools. The theme was chosen as many of the children from the Open Studio programmes have been bringing stories about what they are experiencing in […]

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Crisis intervention at RP Maphanzela Primary School

RP Maphanzela  Primary School recently experienced two tragedies. A Grade 2 learner, together with a friend from neighbouring school, Ntokozo Primary School, went missing and their bodies were found in an open field, allegedly murdered. At the same time a Grade 1 educator, Ms Ndumi (aged 28), died from an illness. The neighbourhood also has […]

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Holiday Program: Respecting and accepting

This term’s School Holiday Programme supported by DHL took place from 2 to 6 July 2018. The children, aged between 5 and 17, explored the theme ‘respecting and accepting each other’. They were divided into groups according to their ages. Our Community Art Counselling facilitators put together a programme for the week that incorporated various […]

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Lefika goes international

In an attempt to broaden the influence of Lefika La Phodiso, the organisation sent two of its local Community Art Counsellors, Humbu Nsenga and Alisa Ray, to Sri lanka, a country devastated by a 26-year civil war that ended in 2009. Sri lanka also experienced major destruction in the 2004 Tsunami.

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Looking back at 2014

In early 2014 Lefika was awarded Lotto and RMB funding which collectively realised the implementation of 16 art counselling groups in Gauteng, Tshwane and Limpopo, collectively reaching 746 direct beneficiaries recieving a share of over 800 hours of intensive art counselling. Beneficiaries included Jabulani Khakibos children’s home, Norman House for Young Offenders, Teddy Bear Clinic […]

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Previous projects

Since our inception 20 years ago we have trained an existing body of 200 highly experienced Community Art Counsellors many of whom are active in communities throughout South Africa, reaching hundreds of beneficiaries and promoting psychosocial change through the arts. In recent years, we have built up our infrastructure considerably and have also introduced a […]

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