VISION: Communities of healed people, with resilience, stability and creativity, fulfil their potential, while creating spaces
for others to do the same
MISSION: To support people’s healing, especially children’s,
from trauma through art.
WHat we do
We train and mentor a movement of Community Art Facilitators (CAFs) to provide
psycho-social support through art therapeutic classes to children in under-resourced South African communities. CAF’s therapeutic art classes help children to stabilise through developing healthy coping mechanisms for processing stress and healing from trauma.
Art is a medium that enables healing and promotes creative skills that can be utilised life long. This is important in a country where trauma exists especially in under resourced communities. South African schools are in a state of multi-level crisis, exacerbated by the diminished budgets for arts in primary schools, resulting in most not having art in their curriculums. Creative development is an essential part of child development.
Community Art Facilitators (CAFs) Programme
CAFs work with at least 7 children a week in carefully designed art therapeutic classes
Love Bugs Programme
Bringing stability to severely neglected children not in school
Heart For Art Programme
Encouraging creativity and healing through art in children and youth
Supporting CAF community based initiatives
WHERE WE WORK
The CAF Movement is now present in the Western Cape, Gauteng, Northern Cape and KwaZulu Natal
Participants broaden their artistic skills, practice developing art projects for children in need of healing, learn about the human being and its imbalances and gain an understanding of the value of creative development.
Through mentoring, BAP-trained CAFs deepen their understanding of art therapeutic principles and sharpen their skills in facilitating.
Love Bugs Programme provides a safe and healing space where severely neglected children not in school have an opportunity
to stabilise and become ready to attend formal school.