Light From Africa
Projects

URBAN PROJECTS

CARE OF THE CARERS

This is a programme designed for carers who work with young people at risk. In this course, carers are given the skills to cope with emotional burnout and secondary trauma. These workshops, provide the carers with a platform to share their feelings and experiences. It creates the opportunities for discussion, sharing their challenges and validating their precious work...

FUTURE FEMALE LEADERS

This programme supports and nurtures the overall well-being of young females. It actively engages them with the purpose of growth, evolution and personal elevation - physically, mentally, emotionally, socially and spiritually. Sessions take place in an empathetic and supportive environment and incorporates movement to achieve skills development and character building...

ART ENRICHMENT

In collaboration with the Peter Clarke Art Centre (PCAC)and Peter Clarke’s Ibhabhathane Project,
we provide quality art education to under-resourced schools and communities.
Teachers are trained alongside leaners at art enrichment workshops that are run at the PCAC and at the schools... ​

FUTURE MALE LEADERS

The programme strives to empower young boys by imparting the knowledge of leadership to them. It further teaches them the necessary life skills and coping mechanisms to deal with the challenges in life and make a success thereof.

Drumming is used as a medium to help participants focus their attention, to build teamwork, to listen, to communicate, to interpret and to encourage self expression. The programme focuses on the following topics...

RURAL PROJECTS

COMPUTER OUTREACH

The digital world has changed the way people work, communicate and live. In order to remain competitive and be employable you must, at the very least, be computer literate. Without the basic knowledge and ability to utilize computers and related technology efficiently, you are at a disadvantage. Unfortunately, rural communities lag behind their counterparts in the urban areas because of their lack of computer skills...

GIRLS WITH GOALS

South African teenagers face many challenges. One of the most obvious is a high teenage pregnancy rate in rural communities. The alarming school dropout rate of the girl child has been attributed to the high absenteeism. Research has shown that the absenteeism has a direct link to their menstrual cycle and their inability to access sanitary towels...

ART ENRICHMENT

Art is often regarded as a luxury and a privilege afforded to a fortunate few. The Rural Arts Project, in collaboration with the Peter Clarke Art Centre, offers a structured visual arts programme to those children and youth, with talent and an interest in the visual arts, that would otherwise not have access to art classes. It promotes art making as a healthy activity ...

NEEDLECRAFT

The Needlecraft programme exposes learners to needlework, knitting, quilting and beading. Needlecraft is one of those hidden pleasures in life. Apart from the very useful crafting skills learnt, it is a time for the learners to switch off from the world around them, to leave the baggage outside for a few hours and immerse themselves in their craft and quite...

COMMUNITY FOOD GARDENS

Poverty and food insecurity are linked to poor health and it also severely affects the healthy development of children. Food insecurity may result in malnutrition which has long term physical and developmental effects. LFAF runs the Community Food Garden in Suurbraak, Barrydale and Buffeljags to help residents support themselves by growing their own vegetables and develop skills to earn a living, thereby improving their quality of life...

MUSIC

Our Music Programme encourages music appreciation. It offers youth, who otherwise have no access to music training, creative and innovative ways to listen to and play music on their level. With the help of trained music facilitators, boys and girls aged 13 to 17 are exposed to a wide range of musical skills development that can help direct them to the right path...