Resource centre for Children Aloud Ocean View
- By: Children Aloud
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/resource-centre-forchildren
We started in 2012 with the hope of providing services to children and youth in the Ocean View township. We empower the youth and create opportunities that reduce risk-taking behaviour and empower them to seek a brighter future in a township riddled with drugs and gang violence.
We successfully run a baseball team of 75 children, a karate team of 45 children, Dragon boating and golf.
We assist the City of Cape Town with holiday care and entertaining the children in the school holidays and keeping them safe. We put on workshops to educate and enlighten the youth and educate them with valuable life skills.
We reward the commitment of the kids in our programmes with a life skills camp every year. We run a career counselling programme for our grade 10 to grade 12 learners and provide them with access to create CV’s, do their learners license, apply for ID’s, open a bank account, apply to education institutions and apply for bursaries.
We also help them find employment. We offer OT assessments for the ECD centre to get children school ready
We need funding for a resource centre preferably an already established house in a safe area which can be used for counselling, workshops and a place to keep karate as we currently keeping class in the open at the ECD centre and it's becoming too cold so have to suspend classes until weather is warmer. We have had many wonderful offers for a women's empowering workshop as well but most facilities are closed due to covid.
A house in a safe area will cost between R700000.00 and R900000.00. We currently have saved up some money but its not enough. We plan to have a counselling room that will service walk-ins. A computer room with wifi to assist matriculants to apply for work, educational institutions and bursaries. A safe space to keep karate classes a workshop room to hold informative empowering sessions for children and adults. A room to do academic support for those kids struggling at school.
Our website is www.childrenaloud.co.za ; Facebook and Instagram: children aloud
- Sep 07, 2021 - R 100.00
- "Amazing Initiative. " - Anonymous
- Sep 06, 2021 - R 300.00
- "Keep up the great work" - Carol Crous
- Sep 06, 2021 - R 300.00
- "Goodluck" - Diane Warner
- Sep 06, 2021 - R 500.00
- "Awesome idea" - Jurgens Family
Children A'loud is a organization focusing on the youth of Ocean View. In order to create hope and personal growth to form new beginnings. The programmes are an outreach to the children and youth of the community.
We are an NPO based in the community of Ocean View. Our youth development programme is creative in promoting opportunities for the participants of Children A'loud in developing essential skills that will encourage resilience building, positively affect their engagement in risk-taking behavior, and positively their self-esteem and decision making. It also addresses the current barriers to learning and succeeding by taking the same view as the health-promoting school model.
The dual function of the organisation will be to also create community empowerment by creating jobs for the unemployed in the community and therefore uplifting the community as a whole.