IMPACT STORIES

A collection of ongoing work where programmes implemented by SAPPIN members, through collaboration, shared learning and resources, are having an impact on communities.
September 22, 2022
SAPPIN Lefika La Phodiso Impact Story

Lefika La Phodiso's work is strengthened by being able to offer programmes for parents in their community. This film demonstrates the benefit of being part of the SAPPIN Network and the impact of Lefika La Phodiso's work with parents.

September 22, 2022
SAPPIN Ububele Impact Story

Ububele's work is strengthened by being able to offer new programmes for parents as part of their basket of services. This film demonstrates the benefit of being part of the SAPPIN Network and the impact of Ububele's work in supporting parents.

August 30, 2022
CREATING SAFE SPACES FOR CHILDREN

A weekly Kids Clubs runs at a local church in Swayimane. Women trained in running this programme have also been trained in Child Protection. As part of their training they come up with their own code of conduct that frames their values and commitment to creating a safe protected space for children to be together […]

August 30, 2022
PLAYMAT : PARENTING PROGRAMME FOR EARLY CHILD DEVELOPMENT

Dlalanathi, in partnership with the Thandanani Children’s Foundation and Singakewnza have designed and implement a programme called PlayMat which focuses on Early Child Development. This homebased play group programme brings parents together on a weekly basis in each other’s homes to encourage play for learning with their children under the age of 5 years. All […]

August 30, 2022
CAREGIVERS PARTICIPATE IN FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP

Caregivers in Swayimane, a rural community an hour outside of Pietermaritzburg meet to participate in a nine week Family Support Group. This peer support group takes women through a process that empowers each individual to addresses the trauma that she feels. One of the steps in the process is to make a doll.This activity is […]

August 30, 2022
SUPPORTING IMPLEMENTORS OF PARENTING PROGRAMMES

By the end of 2019, after working in Mpumuza and Sweetwaters for 4 years, dlalanathi had trained and built the capacity of 38 women to be responsive to the emotional care and support of children in their community. These women run weekly activities in an area of work that they are interested in. This means […]

August 30, 2022
TACKLING DETACHMENT AND DESPAIR

Esther Chunga and Thandiwe Khumalo sat with *Rutendo outside her tiny shack in Alexandra township in Johannesburg. Sitting on buckets and crates they watched a funeral procession in the distance. A tearful and heavily pregnant Rutendo talked about how she wanted to abort her almost full‐term baby and end her own life too. Esther and […]

August 30, 2022
USING GROUP THERAPY TO RESOLVE CONFLICT

Personal conflict is a common trend in South Africa and often a lifetime of pent-up rage and hatred is suddenly released in a single burst. The results can be devastating. But there is a simple and effective solution that dates back to World War II – group sessions. For 14 years, Alexandra-based NGO Ububele has […]

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