Educo Africa At A Glance October 2008Presentation Transcript
Educo’s Patron says:
“ When we are still we can see our problems more objectively and find the strength to overcome them and tap into the well of joy and hope that lives within each one of us.
Educo Africa is leading people on a journey of
self-discovery to become
the wonderful people they were created to be.
God bless you.”
Desmond M Tutu
Educo uses wilderness as teacher and classroom
Action Learning is fundamental to our leadership training
Learning by experience – a lesson in self-reliance
We create a sense of belonging and community - through group problem solving, trust building, sharing, and commitment
Support in stepping outside of comfort zones
Learning to find self while caring for others
Off the edge - abseiling and rock climbing as a metaphor for life
Navigating the unknown draws forth leadership …
… builds trust and mutual support
... develops deeper connectedness
… and restores the joy of being alive!
Our programmes include aspects of Healing…
… Training and Skills Development.
.. and Vision
Plotting a new course in life
Reaching new heights
Building strength in diversity
Educo Programmes call forth a deepening of personal mastery, authentic leadership, and responsible contributive citizenship, as well as deep care for community and our greater environment
Why Wilderness? Getting in touch with nature allows us to get in touch with our own true nature, brings us back to basics, and strips us of our veneer of civilization. Wilderness tests our capacity to improvise and adapt, to recognise our reflection in the mirror of our environment and others around us, to see the things we often deny or ignore, be that our beauty, strength, power, or our shadows. The magic of wilderness offers the space, silence, stillness, beauty and inspiring landscapes that beckon us to listen to the voices of our heart, mind and soul, opening new ways of being, uncovering more of who we are, and linking us more vividly with each other, with eternal cycles and the natural elements.
Educo Africa Programmes
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROJECT
CHILD & YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROJECT:
- Capacity Building Programmes (for Adults)
- Rites of Passage Programmes (for Youth)
SISONKE HIV/AIDS PROJECT:
- Eco-Therapy Programmes
- Capacity Building Programmes
Organisation / Team Development for CBO’s / NGO’s, and Corporates
Groot Winterhoek Outdoor Learning Centre (GWOLC)
CHILD & YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROJECT
Adults who work with youth
To build capacity in the sector to use experiential (action) learning and the outdoors as a developmental tool with youth, and to provide a service of interventions for at-risk youth to guide them into greater responsibility, self-value, personal power and vitality
SISONKE HIV/AIDS PROJECT
Staff of NGO’s / CBO’s working in the HIV/AIDS sector, including community-based carers
infected or affected children & youth
To build capacity of organisations & staff addressing the impact of the pandemic, & transforming attitudes, behaviours & responses to living & dying with HIV/AIDS
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROJECT
Youth and adults from 8 – 80 yrs
youth in tertiary institutions, contracting agencies - like government and NGO’s, etc.
To develop the individual’s intra-personal and inter-personal leadership skills.
“ Leadership from the inside out”
EDUCO AFRICA’S PROGRAMMES
GROOT WINTERHOEK OUTDOOR LEARNING CENTRE ON THE PLATEAU OF THE GROOT WINTERHOEK MOUNTAIN RANGE
Beneficiaries 20,040 12,300 Indirect impact estimate (immediate first level of influence) 1,670 1,025 TOTAL - 40 Learners & Teachers - farm schools 320 110 CBO/NGO staff and volunteers 905 420 Youth at risk, unemployed youth, emerging young leaders 130 75 HIV/AIDS caregivers, peer educators, counsellors 140 55 HIV infected and/or affected youth 145 160 Child Care Workers & Community Youth Workers 30 165 Orphans and vulnerable children 2006 / 2007 2005 / 2006 NUMBER OF PROGRAMME PARTICIPANTS PER YEAR
You too can help change lives!
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