A swinging hello from ChezaCheza!
During the pandemic, we were left with so many questions. How do you prepare kids for school again during a pandemic? How do you make sure they also thrive outside the school environment? How do you guide them in making the right decisions in a stressful time?
Last 4 months we focused on providing safe learning spaces where children could dance, have a warm meal and get counselling services while schools were closed. Of course, we worked with our Social-Emotional Learning curriculum to equip children with essential life skills to navigate their challenging environment. We focused on breathwork, mindfulness, self-esteem, conflict negotiation and collaboration - just to name a few.
Unfortunately, schools are still closed and the uncertainty and challenges arising from school closure persist. The children face ongoing challenges, such as domestic violence, increased levels of stress, forced labour and drug abuse. In this time, guidance, support and consistency were the main focus of ChezaCheza. We will continue to provide daily classes to make sure our kids keep motivated to learn, avoid misguided decisions such as drug abuse, violent behaviour and return mentally and physically healthy to school in January. Making sure we set them up for success in school, at home and at life!
Your donation made this possible from July to October!
2210 warm meals
520 food packages
204 dance classes
12 group therapy sessions
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