Author: Gracia

Radio outreach
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Radio outreach

November 29, 2018November 30, 2018

Our first radio outreach, led by the Sinomlando Young Reporters was a huge success. It was amazing to listen to them host a discussion on the topic of Power and Relationships – who has the power in the relationship? Many were eager to share their opinions on questions asked by our Young Reporters: How can...

Maqongqo Project
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Maqongqo Project

November 24, 2018November 30, 2018

Our team attended a Community Conflict and Mediation discussion in Maqongqo, led by Africa Unite. Africa Unite strives to build communities that are conflict free, to enhance social cohesion and promote social economic development within communities in South Africa. Over 40 community members gathered to address issues in their community, followed by a session where...

What makes you feel at home?
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What makes you feel at home?

November 9, 2018November 30, 2018

Every Friday, Sinomlando Centre​ facilitates drawing and drama activities in Northdale with the youth, asking meaningful questions that explore feelings of home, courage, success, ambitions etc. We draw objects that make us feel at home. “Home” is a place of comfort and safety. We are grateful and thrilled to be decorating the youth space at...

River of Life
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River of Life

October 26, 2018November 30, 2018

Our third Memory Work Camp took place at the end of October with children from Montebello. We engaged children in re-telling past stories about their lives, through memory work based on the River of Life. Many of these young people have lost parents or never knew their parents. They were encouraged to write and illustrate...

Memory Work Camp
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Memory Work Camp

October 18, 2018November 29, 2018

Memory Work is the process of engaging with an individuals cognitive and physical past through various forms such as storytelling, visual arts, movement etc. Memory Work is a method used to build resilience and healing for individuals who have experienced past or present trauma. We recently facilitated a weekend long youth camp with adolescents from...

Umgungu Flashpoint wins health category at 5th Annual Youth Radio Awards
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Umgungu Flashpoint wins health category at 5th Annual Youth Radio Awards

October 7, 2018October 8, 2018

At the beginning of October, the Children’s Radio Foundation hosted the annual Youth Radio Awards event in Cape Town. Having been nominated for one of the best broadcasts in the health category, our Umgungu Flashpoint team was there. Mfa (facilitator), Ziyanda, Bongiwe, Khethenhle, & Thembi joined over 30 other young broadcasters from across South Africa...

Heritage Day reminds us of who we are
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Heritage Day reminds us of who we are

September 25, 2018October 8, 2018

On Heritage Day – 24 September – Sinomlando Staff attended a gathering in Maqongqo with one of our partner organisations. It was wonderful to see so many children dressed in traditional clothing. It brought back memories of making crafted beaded items with the local women while we listened their stories. We hope to come back...

Inspiring our youth
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Inspiring our youth

September 24, 2018October 8, 2018

In the communities in which we work, single parent families are common. Where fathers are absent, the burden of providing for the children falls on the mother, who is often poorly paid. So, apart from precious little ‘family’ time, money is tight. Kids are mainly left to their own devices. And – with few if...

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