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The value of supervision

Community Art Counsellors are all required to attend clinical supervision. This practice offers a space for the counsellors to meet in groups as peers and to debrief, discuss and better understand our work. Supervision sessions at Lefika La Phodiso are currently overseen by a psychologist, art therapist and drama therapist. They takes place weekly at […]

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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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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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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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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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