youth empowerment

Breath-Water-Sound Sistahood Project

The team facilitated a Breath Water Sound workshop for the Sistahood Project in Imizamo Yethu in Hout Bay.

It was a great pleasure to do a Breath Water Sound workshop with the Sistahood project in Imizamo Yethu in Hout Bay. The Sistahood was started ten years ago to keep girls age 14-18 in school, to help them with their schooling after-hours and to broaden their horizons. There was a beautiful transformation in the girls. Now they drink lots of water, eat less sugar and say they feel calm, more patient and destressed. They loved the games, the La La sound vibration and the deep rest they got on this course. It was wonderful to collaborate with the Sistahood and to have their hardworking facilitator, Thuli Nobexe, participate as well. Thank you to Deanne, Judith, Sandra and Delphine for volunteering their time and to Karina for the donation of reusable pads. We are visiting today for a follow up, just in time for exams!

BWS Sistahood Project

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Holiday Club

Two of our IAHV volunteers facilitated the 1st Holiday Club with 50 learners on 26 June – a breathing session and meditation for youth as part of the Safe Schools Programme.

We taught gentle yoga, Power Breath and did a guided meditation for Peace in Africa.

The Western Cape Educational Department have started these holiday programmes to keep the children off the streets and safe. IAHV Cape Town have partnered with them to support and assist.

The 2nd image is from Protea Primary School where Francois and Elizabeth taught yoga, breathing and did a guided mediation for Peace in Africa. This was part of our yoga day outreach and we partnered with Projekt Ubuntu in Noordhoek who provided the yoga teachers for the kiddie yoga.

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Say YES to programme for schools to help pupils manage their emotions

Earlier this year, Cape Town was identified as the 13th most violent city in the world in the latest Mexican Council for Public Security and Criminal Justice report. Amid the mountainous and oceanic scenery, communities in the mother city, such as Bonteheuwel and Khayelitsha, are plagued by violence, gangsterism and drug abuse. This year, a programme was started to assist youth in these poor and troubled communities to develop life skills such as remaining calm in conflict situations; to enhance human values such as respect; and to assist the young people to improve their focus and concentration in the classroom.

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