Empowering people to create positive change – change in individuals, change in their communities, and eventually changes that impact the world.
We aim to break the cycle of generational poverty that exists in rural areas by equipping people with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to make positive contributions to their communities. Founded in 2008, we began working in the rural community of Mtwalume on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal as an After-School Programme. Our model for sustainable development and education was based upon the idea of using local resources to provide after-school educational support. 9 years later, we have three core programmes that encompass our philosophy of positive change. Our Early Childhood Development Programme offers a framework for learning and growth to give children a fair start in life. Our After-School Programme is centered around an experiential, inter-disciplinary Creative Learning Curriculum that builds strong educational foundations and five essential life-skills: self-esteem, critical thinking, rebelliousness, empathy and creativity. Our Organic Farming Programme improves food security, increases confidence, and gives farmers an opportunity to earn sustainable livelihoods. Based on the needs of the community, our programmes form a holistic approach to development that truly does create positive change.