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Krugersdorp

EMPOWERING THE GOLDEN WEST RAND:

A TRIBUTE TO WOMEN CHANGEMAKERS THIS WOMEN’S MONTH

“I now have a clear understanding on the root causes of crime and how they impact our community”

- Participant

Attendance

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Females
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Males
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Total Participants

SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAMME

Khulisa conducted a three days school holiday programme at Plot 04 Video, Muldersdrift. The school holiday programme was aimed at improving the quality of young people’s lives by protecting and preventing them from engaging in criminal activities. Additionally, the programme aimed at identifying factors contributing to the high rate of crime in the community. Through dialogue circle, role plays and public speaking, children were provided with the opportunity to express their thoughts and feelings on the topic.

It has been proven that during the school holidays children are exposed to a number of social ills. Khulisa Social Solutions in partnership with Thabang Lephele Community Organization, Monoto Organization and the Department of Social Development, provided quality, safe recreation experiences for children and above all, a chance to learn, relax and enjoy themselves after a long school term. They were also taught good lifelong leisure habits and learnt about the impact of crime. 

“I humble myself before you, it was fruitful and exciting to work with you and your team. Our children are very happy with your hospitality, life skills training and psychosocial support”

Mr. Khoza (Thabang lephele Community Organization)

Highlight

This was our first school holiday programme implementing the newly introduced programmes and through this, we were able to see a positive response from the children. 

This warmed our hearts, knowing that the work we do and the time we spent on these programmes are promising to bring about change and impact which is the outcome that we as Khulisa Social Solutions are aiming for.

“The community should work together with the police to stop people who do bad things such as stealing electricity and break into our houses”

- Participant

BACKGROUND: CHILDREN FROM THABANG LEPHELE ORGANIZATION, THUSONG SERVICE CENTRE

The children we were working with at Plot 4 Video are beneficiaries of Thabang Lephele Community Organization which is an organization working with orphans and vulnerable children. These children come from  poor background families and as a result they are impacted with a wide variety of risk factors ranging from health concerns, difficulties at school, difficulties meeting basic needs such as clothing, food, housing security, school uniforms, school stationery and young girls struggling with obtaining sanitary pads.  

OUR INVOLVEMENT IN THE COMMUNITY

Our involvement in the area is to identify the needs of the children and refer them to relevant service providers. We also provide psychosocial support as well as life skills. Furthermore, during the school holidays, we created safe recreation experiences for children and above all a chance to learn, relax and enjoy themselves after a long school term.

“The community should work together with the police to stop people who do bad things such as stealing electricity and break into our houses”

- Participant

ACTIVITIES

Day 1

•Dialogue Circle and Role Plays
•Problem identification

Day 2

•Public Speaking
•Solutions: Eradicating crime

Day 3

•Leisure Activities
•Age-appropriate, fun games

Our Team

ESTHER MAKGAE

Social Worker

BONOLO SEDUMEDI

Social Auxiliary Worker

SAMANTHA MOKGOTHU

Intern Social Worker

OUR SERVICES

We offer diversion services that target both children and adults within the West Rand region, specifically Krugersdorp, Westonaria and Randfontein communities. These services benefit clients that are in conflict with the law for committing petty crimes, such as shoplifting, common assault, drinking and driving, malicious damage to property and possession of drugs. The diversion programmes that are offered include:

  • Silence The Violence
  • Positively Cool
  • Breakthrough

Our organization has recently introduced new programmes and interventions aimed at crime awareness and prevention.  

These newly introduced programmes include:

  • Dialogue circles
  • Public speaking
  • Role playing
  • Appreciative inquiry 
  • Journaling

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

We are continuously looking for sponsors to assist us with the following: 

  • Any clothes or shoes that are in good condition which our readers would like to donate.
  • Toiletries for 100 children: R50 per child
  • Sanitary pads for young girls: 15 per child
  • School uniforms and stationery for 100 children: R300 per child

For more information, contact

Khulisa Social Solutions, Krugersdorp | 36 Biccard Street, Krugersdorp Magistrate Court info@khulisa.org.za | www.khulisa.org.za

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