Combined, our current partner charities care for over 7000 orphaned and vulnerable children- all of whom we aim to reach regularly throughout the year. All workshops and classes are facilitated for groups from our partner charities free of charge. This includes materials, facilitation and meals but excludes transport to and from our studios/ centres.
Our partner charities in the Western Cape for 2012 are: James House, Home from Home, Fikelela Childrens Home, Education Beyond Borders, Bright Start, Rainbow Dreams Trust, Tenterden Place of Safety, Rock Girl, Orphan Care Foundation, Afrika Tikkun and Coma Care as well as grass roots projects. All of our partner charities run several programmes each and hence we are able to work with vulnerable children and carers from all over the Western Cape including City Bowl, Hout Bay, Ocean View, Somerset West, Khayelitsha, Wynberg, Gugulethu, Philipi and Manenberg.
Light From Africa Foundation opened an office in Gauteng in June 2012 when we partnered with the Ikemeleng Youth Centre in Alexandra township. We have recently partnered with Afrika Tikkun, The Baby House and Abraham Kriel Childcare all of whom will begin their therapeutic clay programmes in 2013. So far we are working with projects in Alexandra, Soweto, Orange Farm, Hillbrow, Cosmo City, Lonehill and Diepsloot.
New Partner Charities from around South Africa
We plan to spread into other areas of the country especially rural locations where psychosocial support programmes are rare. We are continuously looking for new partner charities who need psychosocial support, please contact Catherine Bolton firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Each one of our workshops is facilitated by a professional in their respective field and assisted by a highly skilled ceramic artist/ pottery teacher. All classes are taught by professional ceramic artists and qualified pottery teachers. All ceramic art works that are made during the workshops are professionally finished, fired and returned to each participant as a permanent and tangible reminder of what they have learnt (we do not sell any of the art made during programmes). All the participants of our workshops are given a journal complete with notes, affirmations, useful exercises and a mini art kit so they can continue their creative expression in between sessions with us.
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Do you want to volunteer your time to teach, mentor and support vulnerable kids?
Please contact Catherine Bolton at email@example.com