“The respect and encouragement that the staff gives the children makes us feel safe and loved.”
– Lefika La Phodiso child
“I like being able to make friends within Lefika.” – Lefika La Phodiso child
In South Africa there are four school holidays a year, approximately 12 weeks which equate to 60 days in which children from under-resourced communities are at risk. Mindful that holidays are by their very definition a time of relaxation and enjoyment, we try to combine learning with more recreational activities for our holiday programmes. While we concentrate on engaging art activities and skills development there were also, pre-Covid, outings, such as to the Wits Art Museum (often the museum partners with us on the holiday programme). Lefika La Phodiso’s holiday programmes are vital to children’s emotional and physical wellbeing. However, the ability to host these is dependent on funding.