An Open Letter to the Global Citizens Organisers
To my fellow Global Citizens, My name is Kayla-Tess Pattenden and I am a Global Citizen. I work for an incredible organisation, The LifeMatters Foundation, which I am representing at the Mandela 100 Global Citizens Festival 2018. A big thank you to Global Citizens and the [...]
What is ‘Active Citizenship’ anyway?
“Our (LMF) mission is to provide holistic support in the form of academic and life skills intervention so that all children are intellectually, emotionally, socially, physically and spiritually equipped to reach their full potential and become active citizens.” But what is active citizenship anyway? The idea [...]
Mandela Day – Be the legacy
Mandela Day 2018 - Be the legacy As we enter the month of July, you’ve likely heard the buzz about Mandela Day (especially if you’re in South Africa). But do you know what Mandela Day is actually all about? “It is in your hands to make [...]
Be part of something BIG: Be a LifeChanger!
Our LifeChanger Campaign is here! Have you ever wondered how you can make a difference, especially when life is so busy? Well, here's one way. Become a LifeChanger; become a monthly donor. This June we're inviting 100 people to commit to donate R100 a [...]
Child Protection Week: Protecting children from neglect
Child Protection Week: Protecting children from neglect OUR GRADE 7 CAMP CULTIVATES A SAFE SPACE WHERE LEARNERS ARE ABLE TO SHARE THEIR PAIN. THIS YEAR WE WERE ABLE TO PROTECT JEZRAIL AND HIS SIBLINGS FROM FURTHER NEGLECT. Jezrail* came on our Grade 7 Camp with a [...]
Child Protection Week: Protecting children from bullying
Child Protection Week: Protecting children from bullying AT ONE OF OUR RECENT TEENAGE AWARENESS PROGRAMMES WE WERE ABLE TO HELP TURN AROUND A BULLYING SCENARIO. Jake's* mother reported that he was a victim of cyberbullying on his classmates' WhatsApp Group, where he was mocked for the [...]
Child Protection Week: Protecting children from abuse
Child Protection Week: Protecting children from abuse WE PROTECT CHILDREN FROM ABUSE Here's *Cassy's story: Cassy*, a grade 7 student at one of our schools, reported to one of our professional counselors that her grandfather had been sexually abusing her in their home. Our counselor filled [...]
Child Protection Week: Protecting children from illiteracy
Child Protection Week: Protecting children from illiteracy THIS WEEK MARKS THE BEGINNING OF CHILD PROTECTION WEEK. DID YOU KNOW THAT, THROUGH OUR PROGRAMMES, WE PROTECT CHILDREN FROM ILLITERACY? Here's *Liso's story: When Liso started on our Literacy Programme (Shine Literacy Hour) in Grade 2, he wrote one [...]