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OUR SERVICES

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EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT (ECD)

Let the Young Child Grow

Providing support in securing sponsorship for children from impoverished families who can not afford for their children to attend creche. Social worker provides feedback on progress and provides parental support.

People Puppet Programme

Allows toddlers to express emotions through puppet performances and narrative therapy.

Vula Programme

Empowers care workers with skills to develop effective early childhood development. The “crèche in a box” provides essential skills to promote appropriate government structures for NPC registration of the creche in order to receive subsidies.

Rock ‘n Rhyme

Aimed at teaching caregivers, parents and children, nursery rhymes in different genres of music and languages, accompanied by a variety of outcome based developmental activities.

PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL PROGRAMMES

Dialogue Circles

Dialogue circles between children, teachers, parents, learners and community members to promote an understanding of conflict, promotes peace in multiple settings and tackles challenges in order to address causal factor of conflict and to promote conflict resolution.

Child Diversion

Enabling children to take responsibility for crimes committed to avoid a criminal record. Children are required to attend a programme for a minimum of three months, during which time they participate in a variety of behavioural change processes, for them to take responsibility for the damage done.

Storytelling

Releases tension and promotes emotional healing and enables participants to become more conscious of their qualities and strengths.

The Buddy/Bullying programme

Addresses deviant behaviour by addressing the challenges that both children who are being bullied and bullies face. Includes peer mediation.

Silence the Violence

Demonstrates experientially how violence is ingrained in our culture and belief systems and is reflected in many of our daily interactions. Participants learn practical ways to minimise violent behaviour.

People Puppet Programme

Developed specifically for primary school children to gain an understanding of their basic human rights. Interactive dialogue provides opportunities for emotions to be expressed through the projective technique of puppet making and performing.

Dare to Dream

Builds resilience to assist participants to navigate their lives out of poverty and crime through skills provided in adjustment to adversity, based on Michael Ungar’s “social ecology of resilience theory”.

Dandelion

Built on evidence that young people can develop through peer engagement; the programme leverages the power of role modelling and provides flexibility in meeting the diverse needs of today’s youth.

Social Entrepreneurship in Schools

An initiative that seeks to use creative and interactive means to challenge South African teenagers to get involved in building their communities.

Facing Your Shadow

The programme focuses on developing cognitive messaging to assist offenders to address the causal factors of their behaviour.

Second Chances

Focuses on substance abuse disorder/the dependency process; signs and symptoms; impact on the family; relapse prevention.

Active Citizenship

Involves a mix of different interventions including constitutional awareness, advocacy, governance, human rights, democracy, coalition building, negotiations with local government regarding service delivery and leadership in cooperative organisations.

Journaling

A storytelling to myself’ programme, a self-discovery journey to help individuals deal with their personal challenges.

Environmental

A variety of courses teaching children various aspects of agriculture, perma-culture and urban greening.

Breakthrough

Provides essential yet basic life skills, ensuring individuals are personally empowered through acquisition of essential skills to deal with everyday situations at home or school.

School-Based Restorative Justice / Peace-making

Provided by youth workers or trained in-school peer mediators. Conflicts are addressed through mediation, dialogue and storytelling circles.

YOUTH AND ADULT PROGRAMMES

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NPO & small and medium business (SMME) Capacity Building:

Conducted in groups of SMME/NPO’s – interventions provided against needs identified from a multi-dimensional perspective often aligned to corporate volunteer/outreach programmes alongside accredited training in skills development including mentoring component.

Job Readiness / Job Placement

A service provided by Khulisa in assisting companies, government and small businesses to place young people in internships, opportunities for job shadowing and/or school holiday work experience.

Changing Lanes

Enhances skills in job readiness, customer relationships and workplace etiquette.

Active Citizenship

Involves a mix of different interventions including constitutional awareness, advocacy, governance, human rights, democracy, coalition building, negotiations with local government regarding service delivery and leadership in cooperative organisations

The ‘My Journey’

A life skill, job readiness and work value programme which includes training regarding the development of a CV and job interview skills.

YOUTH AND ADULT PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES

Dialogue Circles

Dialogue circles between children, teachers, parents, learners and community members to promote an understanding of conflict, promotes peace in multiple settings and tackles challenges in order to address causal factor of conflict and to promote conflict resolution.

Ubuntu Clubs (Rainbow Builders)

Ubuntu clubs are community-based youth clubs that provide common interest groups with a safe, social and recreational environment where they receive a variety of life skills education with a strong element of social entrepreneurship, which leads to the establishment of self-sustaining initiatives.

Silence the Violence

The programme shows how violence is ingrained in our culture and belief systems and is reflected in many of our daily interactions. Participants learn practical ways to minimise violent behaviour (for boys and men)

SHINE Treatment and Prevention Programme

The programme assists trauma survivors to fashion narratives together, through storytelling, that respect the horror of trauma while at the same time opening up areas of change and development.

Second Chances

Focuses on substance abuse disorder/the dependency process; signs and symptoms; impact on the family; relapse prevention.

Breakthrough

Provides essential yet basic life skills, ensuring individuals are personally empowered through acquisition of essential skills to deal with everyday situations at home or school.

Positively Cool

Offers healthy alternatives and significant development opportunities for marginalised socially excluded and traumatised young people. Promotes responsible citizenship and role modelling.

Mirror

Focuses on self-development through reflection and narrative therapy techniques that are aimed at normalising participants’ environments and lives.

PARENTING PROGRAMMES

Positive Parenting

Empowers educators and parents with the necessary skills to manage the challenges that children are facing.

PEACE MAKING AND JUSTICE PROGRAMMES

Khulisa’s Restorative Justice initiative is differentiated from other Restorative Justice programmes in that it provides restorative interventions at all levels of the crime cycle from pre-charge, pre-trial, incarceration and reintegration, and deals with both “minor” offences and serious/violent crimes. 

Victim Offender Mediation (VOM) / Dialogue Programme

Cases of serious violence are handled, generally in custodial situations, also implemented or continued following release. Victims, offenders, families and community members are invited to VOM sessions in order to explore their needs on how to repair the harm

Victim Impact Panels

A mediator/facilitator convenes group sessions when either a victim or offender is not found or is unwilling to participate in an encounter with the other party. The process is useful for victims to unload bad experiences and for offenders to realise the impact of their actions in a safe environment.

Community Dialogue Circles

A space where community can gather and discuss creating and improving physical and social environments, expanding the community resources that enable people to support each other in performing all the functions of life and developing themselves to their maximum potential.

Justice and Reconciliation Programme (JARP)

A pre-trial diversion from prosecution programme whereby cases deemed appropriate are handed to Khulisa community-based mediators, a neutral third party. When agreements are complied with, the cases are withdrawn.

CORPORATE PROGRAMMES

Creating Shared Value

Leveraging off Khulisa’s experience in grassroots participatory engagement, we seek holistic, integrated solutions to facilitate engagement with local communities and corporates to create shared value.

Mentorship

Custom-built programmes on local, regional and national levels. Training provided for accredited and non-accredited programmes with ongoing coaching and support. Mentors and mentees matched according to personal interest groups.

Volunteer Programmes

Developing and managing collaborative needs driven partnerships for corporates in local communities; producing measurable and sustainable results

Zero Tolerance

Addresses crime prevention in the workplace through building integrity, responsibility and good citizenship

Connect

Leveraging off Khulisa’s experience in grassroots participatory engagement, we seek holistic, integrated solutions to facilitate engagement with local communities and corporates to create shared value.

Leave a Legacy

Developed to highlight the differences between management and leadership

Make it Happen

Focuses on empowerment for women in the corporate market through victim impact panels and dialogue circles

Team Building Activities

Community based team building/leadership programmes aligning identified community needs with outreach/giving opportunities for staff

Ethical Corporate Governance

A moral regeneration programme building integrity, accountability and responsibility amongst employees.

Psychometric testing

A community profiling tool (or an action research tool), that provides researcher with an understanding of a community through observation of its people, environment and resources. Provides significant insights that inform community development efforts by identifying the real need of the community, as perceived by the community members.

  • Job placement
  • Social/emotional awareness
  • Violence risk assessments
  • Mentor/mentee matching
  • COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

    “Make it Better” (MIB)

    MIB is a 12-month process that establishes independent, self-financing groups of social entrepreneurs, focusing on effecting large-scale community change. The programme includes a significant “give back” element.

    Communities of Opportunity

    Communities of Opportunity are places where all people, regardless of income, level of education, age, gender, race or sexual orientation, can aspire and thrive in safety, health, economic opportunities and with strong culture of connectedness.

    Social Inclusivity

    Working with economically and socially excluded/othered community members through interventions targeted at persons with disability, the homeless, former offenders, victims, foreign nationals, persons with learning disabilities and the LGBTQIA+ community.

    Sustainable livelihoods

    Working in geographic eco-systems, we work with the poor and vulnerable.

    The ‘My Journey’

    A life skill, job readiness and work value programme which includes training regarding the development of a CV and job interview skills.

    OFFENDER REHABILITATION AND REINTEGRATION

    My Path

    My Path a number of processes that promote behaviour change and skills development through creative writing, journaling and multiple theoretical self-development processes.

    I’m Coming Out

    I’m Coming Out prepares offenders for successful reintegration into the community by reviewing their strengths and weaknesses and anticipating challenges that they will face. Each participant develops a personal action plan on how to prevent relapse, meet the community’s expectations, manage money and search for employment.

    HIV/Aids Peer Education

    Peer educators provide beneficiary groups in community, correctional and school settings with vital knowledge, to equip them to make informed decisions about sexual behaviour and HIV/Aids testing and counselling.

    Drug Smart

    This programme focuses on abuse of legal prescription drugs and alcohol through a peer education methodology.

    Restorative Justice

    Khulisa’s Restorative Justice initiative is differentiated from other Restorative Justice programmes in that it provides restorative interventions at all levels of the crime cycle from pre-charge, pre-trial, incarceration and reintegration, and deals with both “minor” offences and serious/violent crimes. Community members are recruited and trained as mediators/facilitators for all Khulisa’s Restorative Justice Programmes. Self-help and empowerment programmes are also provided to victims and survivors of crime which assists with the victim’s healing from the effects of crime.

    WATCH US IN ACTION

    “The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”