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100 years of caring for children

The Children’s Memorial Institute, Johannesburg’s first hospital dedicated to children, was a fitting location for the launch of child protection week on 27 May. Compassionate Friends (TCF) joined a number of organisations, including Women and Men Against Child Abuse, Courage Child Protection, Lefika la Phodiso, The Shaken and Abused Baby Initiative and Community Hours, to […]

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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 Programme: 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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Nedbank Wellness workshop

Nedbank hosted a week for wellness education, highlighting physical health, community and social wellness, financial health and mental wellness. Lefika La Phodiso was invited to take up a stall to talk about mental health awareness and expose the corporate community to art counselling. The event was hosted at the Newtown Junction. Lefika La Phodiso facilitated […]

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TRAINING: Courage Child Protection Community Programme

TRAINING: Courage Child Protection Community Programme This training will be beneficial for anyone working in communities, mental health services and specifically Community Art Counsellors who want to add tools and skills that aims to empower and move communities to action.   Lefika La Phodiso would like to invite you to a one-day training in the […]

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Art cards for Sri Lanka: Card meanings

Lefika La Phodiso is excited to be sending two Community Art Counsellors to the north of Jaffna in Sri Lanka to share the technique of community mapping. This area has been devastated by a 26 year civil war that ended in 2009 and saw much destruction in the 2004 tsunami. The community mapping process is […]

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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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