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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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This is what happened in Open studio’s term 3

Friday Junior Art Group Term continued with the notion of celebrating all cultures in South Africa, whether they originated within or without our borders. The 11 official languages were used as a guide but also including the San and Khoi cultures. The word “feast” implies that all the people of South Africa have something positive […]

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What is Uhambo?

In 2017 Lefika la Phodiso Community Art Counsellor and Training Institute asked community art counsellor and author, Kate Shand, to develop an approach to literacy for the children who were identified as most in need of literacy support. Most of the children who attend Lefika’s open studio and holiday programme attend schools where they don’t […]

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Open Studio term 2

Term 2 Open Studio -JUNIOR GROUP Mondays: “Rainbow Nation”       We interpreted the phrase “Rainbow Nation” to mean that there are many people with different cultures and traditions living in South Africa who have origins outside of our country. We wanted to celebrate the richness of these cultures in the face of xenophobia for […]

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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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