Life-changing Education for South African Children

by Youth Potential South Africa - YOUPSA
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Life-changing Education for South African Children
Life-changing Education for South African Children
Life-changing Education for South African Children
Life-changing Education for South African Children
Life-changing Education for South African Children
Life-changing Education for South African Children
Life-changing Education for South African Children
Life-changing Education for South African Children
Life-changing Education for South African Children
Life-changing Education for South African Children
Life-changing Education for South African Children
Life-changing Education for South African Children
Life-changing Education for South African Children
Life-changing Education for South African Children
Life-changing Education for South African Children
Life-changing Education for South African Children
Life-changing Education for South African Children
Life-changing Education for South African Children
Life-changing Education for South African Children
Life-changing Education for South African Children
Life-changing Education for South African Children
Life-changing Education for South African Children
Life-changing Education for South African Children
Life-changing Education for South African Children
Life-changing Education for South African Children
Life-changing Education for South African Children
Life-changing Education for South African Children
Life-changing Education for South African Children
Life-changing Education for South African Children
May 10, 2022

Books, horses, art & skipping ropes from recycled materials

learning all about horses for the first time
learning all about horses for the first time

Dear Friends of YOUPSA,

The extraordinary experiences that we are able to bring the children in our programs are due to your very kind partnership with us - we could not do it without you! This opens up their worlds in tremendous ways and makes them thirsty to learn so much more. Read the news about some of the experiences that the children have enjoyed during the past few months.

Sharing books & stories together

What better way to spend the afternoon than reading stories together! In various neighborhoods, YOUPSA has established Mobile Library & Reading Clubs. Other than these clubs, children have no access to books for reading for pleasure. Children absolutely love this opportunity to read together, discuss the topcs, learn new words, play games, and explore the world through books.

The magical experience of a horse adventure

One of our groups visited the Klein Karoo Horse Adventures farm. The children learned about saddle and bridle, how to mount and dismount. They were each assigned a horse, learned to touch it, smell it and communicate with it. After that the children led their horse to a ring where they were helped to mount it and then ride it. This extraordinary experience helped the children break their boundaries and heal trauma. Each of them could experience a deep connection and love for a beautiful and powerful animal.

Collaborative art

Art is a vital aspect of the YOUPSA programs. Rural children do not have opportunities to do art anywhere else in their life, and they always ask for more! During one afternoon, each of the YOUPSA children created their own individual slices of pizza in the form of drawings on card. When we put these slices of art together to make a whole, everyone was excited to see how their artistic contribution resulted in beautiful 'pizzas'.

Making skipping ropes from trash

We love helping children learn to make use of what is around them, at no cost. Every child collected 15+ discarded plastic shopping bags, washed and dried them and then learned the art of making a durable skipping rope out of them. At the end of the session the whole group was joyfully skipping with their new ropes - they were unstoppable!

Thank you for being kind donors and champions for these children! Please stay connected and cotinue supporting our programs.

With much gratitude and warm regards from the YOUPSA Team

 

learning all about horses
learning all about horses
learning all about horses
learning all about horses
listening and reading together
listening and reading together
listening and reading together
listening and reading together
creating pizza art
creating pizza art
creating pizza art
creating pizza art
making skipping rope from waste material
making skipping rope from waste material
making skipping rope from waste material
making skipping rope from waste material
making skipping rope from waste material
making skipping rope from waste material
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Youth Potential South Africa - YOUPSA

Location: Oudtshoorn, Western Cape - South Africa
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Ray Schone
Oudtshoorn, Western Cape South Africa
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