We are delighted to share our Annual Report 2012/13 with our network.
Foreword by SmilingOne Founder:
As a 16-year-old member of the Thug Life gang puts it, “gang life is like a religion to my family. My father and grandfather were in gangs and they have done time in jail – I will probably end up there as well. It is the way of life here; it is where you learn about respect and get status.”
Our year has been one of fine tuning our approach, merging deeper into the resource we are and walking each step true to our hearts. We are all shareholders in the wellbeing of our society – the SmilingOne Team takes this responsibility very seriously and we know how important our puzzle piece is!
What touches me deeply is that 9 million children (48%) are growing up with absent but living fathers! 3.3 million young people are not in education, training or employment. And as of March 2012: 32% of all inmates in SA prisons were under the age of 25. I experience youth in dire need of inspiration and direction!
We have harvested incredible results from our five years pro-active research! It has proven to us that a very effective way to prevent/divert our youth and youngsters from pursuing the path of crime is to shape positive Role Models who meet the youth at risk where they are at and inspire/guide them towards a different path. This is what the SmilingOne Team is deeply passionate about and invest in. We find and educate these potential Change Agents in some of the most challenged SA environments...
THE SMILING ONE FOUNDATION ANNUAL REPORT 2012/13 Design by Karina Andersen
OUR MISSION We go to the people, we live with them, we learn from them, we start with what they have and build on what they know. When the task is accomplished and the work is done, the people will all remark: We have done it ourselves!
FOREWORD by SmilingOne Founder ‘Change Agents in the making’ OUR APPROACH MEET OUR TEAM OUR PROJECTS Change Agents in the making • SA Prisons Change Agents in Action • Re-‐Integration Guiding Self / Guiding Others in a fully activated Circle of Change • Guiding Youth Unique voices and purposes unfolding • Special Projects Nyanga Learning Village Phase 1 • Motivational Talks City of Cape Town Wellness Weeks South African Schools (high risk) • Events OUR SUPPORT NETWORK OUR FINANCIAL REPORT WE WELCOME YOUR SUPPORT BACKGROUND The SmilingOne Foundation has existed as a voluntary initiative since January 2008. Due to the huge success of the initiative a trust was founded in December 2009 and the foundation become registered as a non-‐profit organisation on June 14th 2010 – enabling the foundation to raise funds. CONTENT
As a 16-‐year-‐old member of the Thug Life gang puts it, “gang life is like a religion to my family. My father and grandfather were in gangs and they have done time in jail – I will probably end up there as well. It is the way of life here; it is where you learn about respect and get status.” Our year has been one of fine tuning our approach, merging deeper into the resource we are and walking each step true to our hearts. We are all shareholders in the wellbeing of our society – the SmilingOne Team takes this responsibility very seriously and we know how important our puzzle piece is! What touches me deeply is that 9 million children (48%) are growing up with absent but living fathers! 3.3 million young people are not in education, training or employment. And as of March 2012: 32% of all inmates in SA prisons were under the age of 25. I experience youth in dire need of inspiration and direction! We have harvested incredible results from our five years pro-‐active research! It has proven to us that a very effective way to prevent/divert our youth and youngsters from pursuing the path of crime is to shape positive Role Models who meet the youth at risk where they are at and inspire/guide them towards a different path. This is what the SmilingOne Team is deeply passionate about and invest in. We find and educate these potential Change Agents in some of the most challenged SA environments... FOREWORD BY SMILING ONE FOUNDER
We have through our research focused on prisons and rehabilitation of male offenders from age 16 to 55 as well as the phase of re-‐integration back into society. We have identified the areas of challenge/need and tailored a solution oriented approach which effectively shifts criminal behaviour and gradually builds towards a healthy, supportive and dynamic society for youth, families and our communities! In this annual report you will be invited on a journey into our change approach, meet our Change Agents and experience how our daily activities through the year have touched thousands of people. For each person touched we have been given tenfold back. We are nothing without each other. ‘Umuntu ungumuntu ngabanye abantu.’ Ubuntu is one of the threads we weave through every single interaction and through all our doing. Through Partnerships that we have been shaping and The Potential we have been unlocking, developing and expanding on through our processes. “We are continuously developing as a community. We thrive on shared values, shared challenges and equal opportunities. We walk united in diversity -‐ each one of us knowing that it starts with a better ME -‐ individual responsibility -‐ for a better WE -‐ shared responsibility.” .
I am deeply touched by how a single seed planted in the beginning of my South African journey six years ago has spread to multiple ‘gardens’. Each garden nurtured and sustained by our Change Agents (gardeners) in the making. I am always in awe of nature – so many messages that also apply to our processes in life. Which is why I regard ‘gardens’ and ‘gardeners’ as meaningful for what we are really all about. I am also reminded that... ‘Nature does not hurry – yet everything is accomplished’. As we continue to plant and nurture seeds of change we are driven by our vision of a safer and socially cohesive South Africa -‐ we are here to unlock its potential. LOVE ♥ Karina . FOREWORD CONTINUED
TOGTHER IS ALWAYS BETTER We are deeply grateful for our committed sponsor THORP MOTORGROUP – they make sure that we are mobile and can reach all community activities in a branded Chevrolet Spark.
. “What is planted in each person’s soul will sprout.” -‐ Rumi
1. PERSONAL VALUEBASED LEADERSHIP -‐ The Responsible Individual (T.R.I.): Understanding of learned behaviour, patterns and belief systems, re-‐establish/address values, key roles and personal purpose, enabling self to make informed choices, taking into consideration how choice impacts on those around us, shift awareness from ‘I’ to ‘WE’, nurturing and growing seed of change within. 2. CIRCLES OF SHARING: Enabled a voice to speak and address/practise personal valuebased leadership: a. Emotions/Fears/Expectations b. Unemployment/poverty c. Crime/Behaviour/Patterns d. Abuse e. Relationships/Fatherhood/Reconnecting with Families/Community f. My Potential 3. PEER FRIEND PROCESS: Identifying self as Role Model, planting seeds of change in external environment, empowered through empowering, strengthening of personal toolbox, learning guidance through self guidance. 4. RE-‐INTEGRATION / TRIAL & SUPPORT: Second phase of unlocking potential in a very different setup than prison (new challenges), strengthening toolbox, strong enabling support system in place: a) Guided/supported by our SmilingOne Team of Change Agents – already transformed and re-‐integrated ex-‐offenders (Role Models) b) Activated in personal Circle of Change (second phase/re-‐integration) i. Continuous Personal Development (Sharing) ii. Serving / Paying it forward (Caring) iii. Skills Development (I am a Resource) 5. UTILIZING ‘THE POTENTIAL AND ACTIVATING IT (Sustainable Livelihoods): Change Agents guiding Youth at risk (acting as Role Models), Families, challenged Communities, high risk Schools (students/teachers) and active in Small Business Development. OUR APPROACH
BOARD OF TRUSTEES (GOVERNANCE) Karina Chris Nicky Vivian Andersen Plam Thorp Tatschke Founder We say goodbye to Meeghan Norwitz who is off to exciting adventures in different waters. Thank you for your loving contribution to our SmilingOne Foundation. Meeghan served on the board Dec 2009 – Jan 2013. QUALITY MANAGEMENT & TRI COACH EDUCATIONAL TRAINING Vivian Karina Tatschke Andersen Coach/Trainer Coach/Trainer CHANGE AGENT COMMITTEE (4+ YEARS TRI COACH EDUCATIONAL TRAINING) Chris Franklin Farouk Karina Plam Esau Ulueme Andersen Facilitator Facilitator Facilitator Facilitator ASSISTING TRI FACILITATORS (IN TRI COACH EDUCATIONAL TRAINING) Meeghan Ilse Norwitz van Niekerk MEET THE TEAM Total quality management is integrated into The SmilingOne Foundations management system. Project monitoring and evaluation is part of the total quality management policy and forms an integral part of all projects and programmes. Quality management is reviewed and implementation fine-‐tuned regularly, and on a quarterly basis presented to the board of trustees.
TRI FACILITATORS (QUALIFIED COACHES) TRI FACILITATORS (COACH STUDENTS) WITH 5+ YEARS COACH EDUCATIONAL TRAINING WITH 4+ YEARS COACH EDUCATIONAL TRAINING TRI FACILITATORS (COACH STUDENTS) TRI FACILITATORS (COACH STUDENTS) WITH 2+ YEAR COACH EDUCATIONAL TRAINING WITHIN 1st YEAR COACH EDUCATIONAL TRAINING CHANGE AGENTS (RE-‐INTEGRATED) YOUTH COMMUNITY BUILDERS WITH 4+ TRI COACH EDUCATIONAL TRAINING IN ONGOING TRI SESSIONS Alfred Luyanda Collin Andrew Malcolm Ricardo Fabian Brian Winston Daniel Duwayne Simbongile CHANGE AGENTS in the making.... Thando Sibabalo Bradley Brian Malixole Lumkile Daniel Pikiso Mzayifani Oscar Phindile Theo Norman Lindela Xolani Sipho Maxwell Siyabulela Vuyiswa Dawn Shawn Ivan Bukiwe Bulelwa More D Maloh Cwaita Siya Mfesane Zama Mama Esther Franklin Farouk Chris Welcome +1 CHANGE AGENT in the making in Re-‐Integration ‘Trial & Support’ /Daniel Olyn
“When we learn to understand that challenges are in our lives to assist us in becoming more whole and finding a much better balance, we can begin to embrace and trust our path with everything we attract into it, find peace and happiness and walk through life as a responsible individual.” ( T.R.I.) The SmilingOne Team inspires change and responsible living by availing themselves as Students and Explorers of life -‐ Travel Companions -‐ who invite their programme participants to explore/learn alongside them – unlocking potential! In each of our projects we establish a platform for personal valuebased leadership development using THE RESPONSIBLE INDIVIDUAL (T.R.I.) as a KEY change element in our CIRCLES OF CHANGE approach! We walk our talk! OUR APPROACH OUR PROJECTS
SA PRISONS CHANGE AGENTS IN THE MAKING This is where we meet ‘The Potential’ OUTPUT We have had 20 inmate coach students in active TRI Coach Educational Training inside SA Prisons – bi-‐weekly sessions. Each inmate coach student is supporting and guiding fellow inmates through T.R.I. – facilitating weekly sessions. + 11 inmate coach students transferred (to other prisons) + 4 inmate coach students re-‐integrated These are our 35 Change Agents in the making. Each potential Change Agent has a unique journey, a special purpose unfolding. We are here to assist each of them to express it to the fullest! To inspire love – BE LOVE! OUTPUT/OUTCOME We have been active in 7 Western Cape Prisons – 3 of these we have closed down through the financial year due to lack of funding. 125 inmates have been active in T.R.I. PART 1 and PART 2 sessions of which 45 have graduated. All T.R.I. particpants are guided and supported by our team of inmate coach students.
OUTCOME We have nurtured and strengthened our relationship with DCS Partners through our focused high quality service delivery. Our program and approach is valued and makes a measureable difference! We walk proudly hand in hand.
Session notes.... Change Agents in the making! “If you look at the book The Responsible Individual you are invited to brainstorm your life. That is how it all begins.” “You know -‐ this process never stops. Also when you are not in a guided session, everyone around you is part of your journey.” “In life there is mission, values and key roles. This is what makes me who I am. It was very hard to come to know myself. I found change difficult. Look around you – many don’t feel comfortable to let people know them. I kept saying that I know myself. But when it comes to mission and values – I didn’t. It us really up to ourselves. When I was introduced to SmilingOne it opened a new ‘file’ in my life. I made a choice and now live by my values, my roles and my mission.” -‐ Collin Duda -‐ • “Outside the prison there is a big tree. That tree has probably been there for many years -‐ faced with storm and rain. Why doesn’t the tree fall? The roots ensure that it doesn’t fall. Sometimes we come from good homes. We were taught values. We meet others. We start to neglect our values. We allow the environment to change us. But that tree doesn’t allow the weather to make it fall. Let us look at ourselves as trees. Our values are our roots.” • “I have been in T.R.I. for 5+ years now – the most important thing is to know your values and to LIVE THEM! That tree will never fall coz values will hold it tight. Values make you strong. My values are: trust, honesty, living it – not just talking it!. You must know yourself first to really understand your values.” -‐ Luyanda Mboniswa -‐ SA PRISONS CHANGE AGENTS IN THE MAKING
OUTCOME SA PRISONS continued T.R.I. HAS IMPROVED / STRENGTHENED: -‐ understanding and caring of Self -‐ healing processing -‐ communication skills -‐ team building / behaviour -‐ diversity and change management -‐ fear, anger and stress management -‐ understanding power of choice -‐ implementation strategies for active personal development (PBP) -‐ clarity in Self Identity (mission, values, key roles) 30 graduates -‐ clarity in direction (vision, focus, actions & improvements) 15 graduates -‐ interpersonal relations -‐ sense of Ubuntu, merging from ‘I’ to ‘WE’ -‐ ability to align Self with a task, job, assignment and any situation CHANGE AGENT IN THE MAKING -‐ A responsible Guide that through his/her own personal journey transforms theory into experience, daily aligns him/herself with his/her values and who offers this window of opportunity as a travel companion and as the Guide/Mentor that always remains the Student. 35 in the making 4 ...... Re-‐integration A CHANGE AGENT is activated in all THREE PILLARS in his/her own unique CIRCLE OF CHANGE – THE RESPONSIBLE INDIVIDUAL is a KEY Change Element in each Pillar.
After successfully completing the DSD Special Project for 40 Parolees & 44 Families (Dec 2011 – May 2012) described in our previous annual report we have focused on and invested in the re-‐integration and activation of our Change Agents in the making. OUTPUT: Four CHANGE AGENTS fully activated in their CIRCLE OF CHANGE. See their detailed C.O.C. Highlights OUTCOME -‐ Guiding Self -‐ Continuous personal development -‐ Paying it forward, giving wholeheartedly -‐ Guidance of Parolees previously in T.R.I. inside prison (Role Models) -‐ Guidance of Youth at Risk on the T.R.I. platform (Role Models) -‐ Project Management (Special Projects) -‐ Job Activation/Contracts (Sustainable Livelihoods) -‐ Family Support Described in detail throughout this report. RE-‐INTEGRATION CHANGE AGENTS IN ACTION CHANGE AGENT WELCOME WITBOOIs ‘CIRCLE OF CHANGE’ (C.O.C.) HIGHLIGHTS: 1ST PILLAR IN MY C.O.C. (SHARING) 3RD PILLAR IN MY C.O.C. (I AM A RESOURCE) THE RESPONSIBLE INDIVIDUAL T.R.I. TRI FACILITATOR TRAINING – SMILING ONE Enrolled January 2008 in Brandvlei Max Prison Enrolled Sept 2008 / Skills Development Graduated TRI 1+2: December 2008 Qualified TRI Module 2 June 2011 Frequent sessions 2008-‐2012 Ongoing TRI coach educational training 2ND PILLAR IN MY C.O.C. (CARING) LIVING MY POTENTIAL T.R.I. PROGRAM MONITOR/FACILITATOR I AM A RESOURCE 2009-‐2012 Goodwood Prison -‐ Prison Care & Support Educational Programs (2012) . -‐ Zonke Gender Justice / PR (2012-‐13) . One Man Can Facilitator (ongoing)
CHANGE AGENT CHRIS PLAM’S ‘CIRCLE OF CHANGE’ (C.O.C.) HIGHLIGHTS: 1ST PILLAR IN MY C.O.C. (SHARING) 3RD PILLAR IN MY C.O.C. (I AM A RESOURCE) THE RESPONSIBLE INDIVIDUAL T.R.I. TRI FACILITATOR TRAINING – SMILING ONE Enrolled October 2008 in Goodwood Prison Enrolled Sept 2009 / Skills Development Graduated TRI 1+2: September 2009 Qualified 1st educational Module July 2012 Regular TRI sessions 2008-‐2013 Ongoing TRI coach educational training JOBS / SKILLS DEVELOPMENT . -‐ Dream Worker, Interviewer (2010-‐11) 2ND PILLAR IN MY C.O.C. (CARING) -‐ LRMG, HR Administrator (2012) T.R.I. PROGRAM MONITOR/FACILITATOR 2009-‐2010 Gugulethu / TRI facilitation LIVING MY POTENTIAL 2010-‐2012: Nyanga YOUTH / TRI facilitation I AM A RESOURCE 2012: Parolee Support / TRI facilitation -‐ Change Agent Committee (SO Foundation) current 2012/13: Serving as Trustee on SOF Board -‐ Facilitator of TRI (SO Foundation + PTY) current -‐ Small Business Development CHANGE AGENT FAROUK ULUEME’S ‘CIRCLE OF CHANGE’ (C.O.C.) HIGHLIGHTS: 1ST PILLAR IN MY C.O.C. (SHARING) 3RD PILLAR IN MY C.O.C. (I AM A RESOURCE) THE RESPONSIBLE INDIVIDUAL TRI FACILITATOR TRAINING Enrolled October 2008 in Goodwood Prison Enrolled September 2009 / Skills Development Graduated TRI 1+2: Sept 2009 Ongoing TRI coach educational training Bi-‐weekly sessions 2009-‐2013 2ND PILLAR IN MY C.O.C. (CARING) LIVING MY POTENTIAL T.R.I. PROGRAM MONITOR/FACILITATOR I AM A RESOURCE 2010-‐2012: TRI Sessions Nyanga Youth -‐ Change Agent Committee (SO Foundation) 2010-‐2012: Youth Workshops Nyanga -‐ Facilitator of TRI (Foundation + PTY) 2012: Family Support (reintegration) -‐ Project Management SOF Special Projects 2012/13: Nyanga Learning Village / UTE FORCE -‐ Small Business Development WE HAVE WELCOMED HOME Franklin Welcome Daniel
CHANGE AGENT FRANKLIN ESAU’S ‘CIRCLE OF CHANGE’ (C.O.C.) HIGHLIGHTS: 1ST PILLAR IN MY C.O.C. (SHARING) 3RD PILLAR IN MY C.O.C. (I AM A RESOURCE) THE RESPONSIBLE INDIVIDUAL T.R.I. TRI FACILITATOR TRAINING Enrolled August 2009 in Brandvlei Max Prison Enrolled May 2010 / Skills Development Graduated TRI 1+2: May 2010 Qualified 1st educational Module July 2012 Bi-‐weekly sessions 2009-‐2013 Ongoing TRI coach educational training 2ND PILLAR IN MY C.O.C. (CARING) LIVING MY POTENTIAL T.R.I. PROGRAM MONITOR/FACILITATOR I AM A RESOURCE 2010-‐2012 in Brandvlei Medium + Juvenile Prisons -‐ Change Agent Committee (SO Foundation) 2012/13: Uitsig Primary School Gardening Project -‐ Facilitator of TRI (SO Foundation + PTY) 2012/13: TRI Sessions in Uitsig Community -‐ Motivational Talks (SO Foundation + PTY) 2012/13: TRI Sessions for Youth Community Builders -‐ Performing Artist (SO Foundation) 2012/13: TRI Guidance / House Visits Parolees -‐ My own Music (recording/performance) . 2013: School Pilot at Uitsig Primary School -‐ Small Business Development THANK YOU TO RUC FOR YOUR KIND SPONSORSHIP OF FRANKLIN’S CHANGE AGENT STIPEND Franklin has inspired hundreds of youth the past year by BEING THE CHANGE! He is living his potential and each day discovering more!
OUTPUT Youth and Community Members in NYANGA & SURROUNDS activated in CIRCLES OF CHANGE. -‐ C.O.C. PILLAR 1 / SHARING Weekly T.R.I. Sessions have been facilitated by our Change Agents within the community: I attend to my personal development. -‐ C.O.C. PILLAR 2 / CARING We have encouraged and supervised weekly Youth Workshops facilitated by three Youth Community Builders as well as the cooking of food by community members: I pay it forward by sharing my skill with 60+ youth/kids within my community. We are tapping into the talent of the youth: I pay it forward by sharing my skill with others. -‐ C.O.C. PILLAR 3 / SKILLS DEVELOPMENT We have offered an active Empowerment Platform for the participants: I continue to learn and expand my toolbox as I make use of the opportunities that opens up to me. GUIDING YOUTH CHANGE AGENTS IN ACTION
OUTCOME 13 youth community builders in Nyanga & Surrounds have intensified their focus on their own unique Circle of Change (C.O.C.) and have added value to their personal development -‐ explored, practised and deepened their voices, unique purposes unfolding… -‐ I understand and care about myself. I feel worthy. I have a purpose. -‐ I consciously participate in my development, making myself a priority. -‐ I communicate. I listen beyond perception. I add more angles. -‐ I embrace diversity. Each one of us is a valuable puzzle piece. -‐ I merge from ‘I’ to ‘WE’ – I weave UBUNTU into my tapestry -‐ I align myself with any task, job, assignment, situation – each challenge is an opportunity to truly understand and live the resource I am. GUIDING YOUTH CHANGE AGENTS IN ACTION
OUTCOME SHAWN WANA HAS PAID IT FORWARD AND MERGED DEEPER INTO THE RESOURCE HE IS BY FACILITATING DRAMA WORKSHOPS KINDLY SPONSORED BY GM CHILDLIFE FOUNDATION I work in the department of performing arts looking mainly at teaching drama to the kids who live around this area. My philosophy of working with children is to work while playing, as they have many stresses and I understand these. The activities in my weekly workshops have helped them alleviate their stress through play, singing, dancing and improvising. My key role is to guide these children to become harmonious people in body, mind and soul.
OUTCOME IVAN MAKULANI HAS PAID IT FORWARD AND MERGED DEEPER INTO THE RESOURCE HE IS BY FACILITATING ARTS & CRAFTS WORKSHOPS KINDLY SPONSORED BY GM CHILDLIFE FOUNDATION My weekly workshops have helped the children in Nyanga… • to learn about themselves, their families and their neighborhood • to respect themselves and each other • to share and play together • to concentrate • to follow “rules” • to learn about nature, people and social things • solve problems by asking questions that help them think out for themselves • to plan and finish what they started • to develop their memory skills • learn new words and describe and share their ideas • to communicate through what they make i.e. drawings, paintings, clay and creative activities • to learn about the relationship of colour, shape, size and numbers I have found it important… • to provide opportunities for the children • to be available when they need me • to develop a good relationship with each of the children, being fair and assisting them to express their feelings responsibly • to guide the children by being an example myself -‐ a role model.
OUTCOME MALOH HENDRICKS HAS PAID IT FORWARD AND MERGED DEEPER INTO THE RESOURCE HE IS BY FACILITATING KIDS ENTREPRENEURIAL WORKSHOPS KINDLY SPONSORED BY GM We shared… • prioritizing skills with the kids – the importance of knowing the difference between a need and want. When buying something, they should be aware whether what they are buying is a need or want for their livelihood. • how to save money -‐ for every 1R they get, 30c should be for saving before thinking spending it on something else. • the importance of loving each other, to respect and being honest not only to volunteers but other kids within the SmilingOne Family, at school and in their streets. • how to listen to their inner peace – where the kids come from, there’s a lot of noise. By taking a moment to be silent gave mind peace to the kids. My growth with the Kids Class of Entrepreneurship came every time I stepped through the gate of Ivy Nyovane Crèche. At first, I never really thought I would make a difference in the lives of the kids; but as I spend more time with them I realized that I didn’t have to make a difference -‐ I just needed to make a contribution to their lives. I just needed to part of the class. I have also learnt that by allowing space, time and love, you can make a contribution to life for growth. The kids were and still are my growth valley… it is in their valley that I grow.
OUTCOME Siya is one of the youth at risk in Nyanga – also he has activated his own Circle of Change and has attended our sessions every Saturday. It has been a challenge for him to attend to his educational path. His family is struggling financially and there is a lot of peer pressure to withstand. • Siya has build confidence. He now speaks up – he is finding and practising his own voice. • Siya has discovered that education begins with self-‐education – knowing who you are and what you truly want. Siya is tapping into his potential and is focused on learning and adding more tools to his toolbox. He is committed to his education. • We are deeply grateful for being able to assist Siya and his family. We have received several sponsorships to cover his school fees, his transport fees, equip Siya with school uniform and all needed for his tuition as well as lunch money. EDUCATION IS KEY IT BEGINS WITH ME
IT BEGINS WITH ME FOR A BETTER WE OUTCOME Mama Esther and Vuyiswa from IVY NYOVANE CRECHE are both fully activated in their Circle of Change and strengthening their ECD toolboxes as they attend their Montessori Training every Saturday (C.O.C. Pillar 3). They apply the learning with 85 children at the creche on a daily basis. Vuyiswa the principal of the creche shares: We have chosen the Montesorri training to develop our skills. It helps us guide our children to be independent and have self-‐confidence, to concentrate on tasks at hand and to be responsible. We learn that children are doing activities at their own speed. We are there to gently support and guide them. They learn to love themselves and understand more about nature, weather, arts, beliefs etc. My daily preparation: The creche is a sensitive environment. I make sure my mood is balanced to be able to give warmth, love and support at all times. I make sure that the children feel at home.
LAND & LEASE – We have had incredible support from Sheree Rayfield from City of Cape Town who has assisted us in our research and planning phase in regards to land, ownership and lease. Thank you Sheree. You have literally walked an extra mile for us! We have assisted the Ivy Nyovane Crèche to enter into a 10-‐year lease with City of Cape Town. This was finalized mid October 2012. The lease agreement was key to any further development in our planning. OUTPUT/OUTCOME We have taken action on the Nyanga Community’s Learning Village Vision. We have researched, drafted and planned Phase 1: Renovation of the Ivy Nyovane Creche GETTING PARTNERS ONBOARD • GENERAL MOTORS UTE FORCE DISPLAY COMPETITION -‐ Thorp Claremont & SmilingOne won the display competition amongst all GM dealers in South Africa. The R200,000 Award goes towards building the first phase of the Nyanga Learning Village. • GM CHILDLIFE FOUNDATION -‐ granted us R100,000 towards the building project plus a monthly grant to assist payment of stipends for creche staff, food, sundries etc.
RENOVATIONS BEGIN MARCH 2013. PROJECT WILL BE MANAGED BY CHANGE AGENT FAROUK ULUEME. WE LOOK FORWARD TO SHARE OF THE AMAZING JOURNEY OF LEARNING AS WE TAKE ON THE RENOVATION CHALLENGE TO GIFT THE CHILDREN OF NYANGA WITH A HEALTHY AND SAFE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT. IN OUR 2013/14 ANNUAL REPORT. • DRAFTS & ARCHITECTS TEAM – Many qualified and helping hands have assisted us during the preparations. Thank you Dennis (Cocoon Architects) for your guidance and support, Vukile (local draftsman) and Selina (German Architect Student). A special thank you to Sibu (local architect) and Etienne (Green Architects) who have spend a lot of time guiding us, measuring the site and existing buildings, and doing the final masterplan for the renovations. It has been an incredible learning process for all involved. • BUILDERS WAREHOUSE (TOKAI) has committed to giving us cost price on all materials and offered us guidance and weekly site visits once we begin the journey through the project. Thank you Stephen Viljoen for your valuable contribution! Thank you Faeem Hamid!
TOGETHER IS BETTER! We establish and nurture relationships with existing and new partners in community building. We all own a share in the shaping of our society! Thank you to all for your loving contribution.
CITY OF CAPE TOWN WELLNESS WEEKS… SOUTH AFRICAN SCHOOLS “...I felt that I was really connecting with them. We shared a few emotions as I shed a tear and they became very silent. They were relating to me. I asked them questions and they responded really well. They were lovely! My biggest motivation was that I went to prison so that they dont have to go. I asked them not to follow my past but to look for their future.” Franklin Esau Change Agent MOTIVATIONAL TALKS CHANGE AGENTS IN ACTION NEWS: TRI SCHOOL PILOT START-‐UP MAY 2013
OUTPUT 9 amazing days on stage with a daily audience of 100-‐150 employees from City of Cape Town Revenue Department. Beresford Williams shares on Twitter: “SmilingOne doing fantastic work. Your change agents were simply outstanding. Thank you for the great work you do every day.” ”Transformed individual@SmilingOne made a great impact at event. We cannot undo the past, but we can help shape the future.” OUTCOME • Standing ovation – deeply touched audience – every single day for nine days. Change Agents delivering life changing messages. • Building and nurturing relationships. • Planting seeds for furture bookings of our motivational talks. • The Revenue Department ordered 50 of our TRI Books (100% non profit).
EVENTS MANDELA DAY OUTPUT/OUTCOME Cape Media spend Mandela day with us in Nyanga East Community. 200+ children from Linge Primary spend their 67 minutes cleaning the environment. LIGHT IN DARKNESS EVENT OUTPUT/OUTCOME Sharing motivational Change Agent Journeys with the RUC congregation. We invited RUC to support our vision as a sponsor. RUC is sponsoring part of Franklin’s Change Agent Stipend. CHRISTMAS PARTY NYANGA OUTPUT/OUTCOME In preparation for our UTE FORCE Project GM decided to give a special christmas treat to the children of the Nyanga Community. More than 200 children enjoyed a stunning party. CAPE ARGUS PICK N PAY CYCLE TOUR OUTPUT/OUTCOME We have been gearing up to the March 2013 event and 30 riders have joined our charity group racing awareness and funds. Our official Cape Argus sponsors are Thorp Motorgroup and GM UTE FORCE. CHANGE AGENTS IN ACTION
OUTCOME -‐ THORP Motorgroup sponsored vehicles throughout our whole financial year and sponsored our entry to the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour. Thorp & SmilingOne won the GM competition. Thank you Nicky & Warren! -‐ GM Childlife Foundation has sponsored our Nyanga Project – stipends towards Creche Staff and Youth Community Builders, EDC education, food & sundries, workshop material, security and will be sponsoring a portion of renovations of the Ivy Nyovane Creche from March 2013. -‐ GM UTE FORCE sponsored and hosted our Christmas Party December 2012 in Nyanga and sponsored a portion of our Team SmilingOne Cycle Jerseys. Thank You Bridgette! GM UTE FORCE is one of our Ivy Nyovane Creche Renovation Partners – renovations begin March 2013. -‐ LRMG PERFORMANCE AGENCY has assisted us with advice and guidance in regards to SETA accreditation. They offered skills development opportunity through a temporary job to one of our Change Agents. They booked TRI processes which generated funds (20% of contracts) towards our foundation. Thank you Ricky & LRMG! -‐ FAMILY DAVIDS came on board to sponsor one of our Prison Processes. Thank you Faiek & Yaasien! -‐ ABC PRESS donated print of pamphlets/flyers and our previous annual report, paper for creative activities and were always helpful with transporting and delivering at short notice. Thank you Michael! -‐ UPSTARTVENTURES sponsored office furnitures and a brand new computer (incl software) for our new Change Agent office in Gugulethu. Thank you John! -‐ ASSIGNMENT3 donated three banners and a 1.5m puzzle for our TRI workshops. Thank you Eben! -‐ RED BULL Studios in Cape Town sponsored a week of recording two of our Change Agent songs in their studio. Our Fundraising Album will be released in second half of 2013. Thank you Steve & Richard! -‐ LIONEL BASTOS sponsored his producer and song writing skills to assist recording and fine-‐tuning of two of our Change Agent songs. Thank you Lionel! -‐ RONDEBOSCH UNITED CHURC (RUC) has contributed with monthly donations towards our Change Agent Portfolio and donated seeds for Franklin’s Gardening Project. Thank you Robert, Don, Roger, Vic, James & Ros. -‐ GLOBAL HARMONY CHOIR held a Christmas Benefit Concert for our foundation in the UK and raised funds for us. Thank you dear Susie, Hazel and Liz. Thank you to the choir! -‐ SHOPRITE sponsored waste food for the Nyanga Project, occasionally toys etc. Thank you Brandon! -‐ LEGAL RESOURCE CENTRE donated legal services to assist us in all legal matters. Thank you Mandy & Charlene! -‐ GEOREALITY donated assistance in building a SmilingOne Database. Thank you Gabri! -‐ HG PAGE ACCOUNTING has supported us and offered financial expertise. Thank you Hilton, Damian & Sam! -‐ Community Policing Forum (CPF) has shown great support of our projects. Thank you Hanif! -‐ CONSTANTIA WALDORF School donated monthly stands at their night market. -‐ GAS APPLIANCE CENTRE donated gas for use in the Nyanga Crèche Kitchen. -‐ PARADISE TOURS donated transport of team to different outings. Thank you John! -‐ CAPE MEDIA sponsored our Mandela Day Celebration in Nyanga for the Linge Primary School Children. -‐ AMANDA KROPMAN donated an entry for one of our Change Agents to ride the Cape Argus. OUR SUPPORT NETWORK
! FINANCIAL REPORT It has been an incredible year of maturing as a foundation. It feels like rooting into a core strength which is fueled by our values and a deepened understanding of the share we own in the whole. What always stands at the forefront for us is the relationships we nurture with our donors – we are deeply committed in all we do and focus on strengthening partnerships with equally committed sponsors. We have experienced how our heartfelt investment in this arena has opened further doors… One example is how our relationship with our long-‐term sponsor Thorp Motorgroup has opened the door to General Motors. This has allowed us to reach further and deeper into the Nyanga Community and fueled multi faceted activations through our Circles of Change Approach. Another example is how our relationship with RUC has opened the door to great mentors like David Harrison from DGMT. David has helped us align our approach in regards to how we present our proposals. And the list goes on! Every single connection matters! Each one plays a vital role in our growth. As we have allowed each process to ripen naturally -‐ open and available to our learning -‐ we have welcomed many new connections, supporters and sponsors. FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT POLICY The SmilingOne Foundations financial management is done in terms of the South African Auditing standards and audited financial statements are available. External auditors provide oversight and monitoring. The SmilingOne Foundations auditors are: HG PAGE and Company Practice No 964700. It shows significantly in our numbers compared to last year and it echoes through each project as well as each networking and media campaign. Our work is recognized and valued. We have focused on sustainability and the health of our organisation. This has also led us to re-‐align many of our activities. We have closed some of our processes and intensified our focus on Change Agents in the making. Too much on our plate serves no one! We are all about Quality! We have discovered new and exciting angles in the world of funding. We have attracted funding for prison processes through families of inmates. We have furthermore focused on generating our own funds through selling T.R.I. coaching processes, our book as well as Motivational Talks. We ensure that funding has maximum impact! I am always in awe of what can be achieved when you know and trust in who you are (firmly rooted), know what you are deeply passionate about (strong vision) and know and trust in the value you can add! We have an incredible year ahead of us!
RAISED FUNDS: 291,799.82 + DONATIONS-‐IN-‐KIND SPONSORSHIPS R50,000 ABOVE 1: THORP MOTOR GROUP Sponsorship of vehicle SPONSORSHIPS R10,000 ABOVE 2: LRMG PERFORMANCE AGENCY Guidance SETA Accreditation 3: Y. DAVIDS R47,475.00 4: GM CHILDLIFE FOUNDATION R40,000.00 5: TEAM SMILING ONE ‘CAPE ARGUS’ R27,600.00 6: D. THORPE R23,900.00 7: CHANGE AGENT PORTFOLIO R23,570.00 • Koos Pretorius (5000) • Investec Community Fund (5000) • Various others (13570) 8: GENERAL MOTORS UTE FORCE R20,000.00 9: H. JONES R20,000.00 10: LRMG PERFORMANCE AGENCY R15,600.00 11: UPSTART VENTURES Office furnitures + Computer SPONSORSHIPS R5,000 ABOVE 12: ASSIGNMENT3 & EBEN HUMAN Banners & Workshop Puzzle 13: GLOBAL HARMONY CHOIR R 7,000.00 14: A. BAVA R 6,000.00 15: D. WATSON R 6,000.00 16: R. ROBINSON R 5,000.00 17: LEGAL RESOURCE CENTRE Legal Service 18: HG PAGE Accounting/Auditing Service VARIOUS OTHER DONATIONS R49,654.82 Thank you Christine Hansen, Shawn McGee, Roger & Vic Fall, Cathy Carstens, Ridwaan Adams, Louw van Eeden, Lionel Bastos, Don Shay, Harris, RUC & Robert Steiner, Amanda Kropman, Red Bull Studio (CT), Marilyn Robinson, Ilse van Niekerk, Mike Curry, Bridgette Middleway, Judy Swan, Paradise Tours, Cape Media, Faiek Davids, Maria Liebbrandt, Ellen Skalla, Jacqui Braunlich, Jo-‐Ann Von Willingh, Selina Ahmann, Sibu Monese, Etienne Bruwer, Dennis Spaeth, Marguerite Holtzhausen, Georeality, Linda Dippenaar, Lizanne Gouws, Michele Macfarlane, Gas Appliances, Constantia Waldorf School Night Market, Luis Taylor and anonymous sponsors for your donations.
WE WE WELCOME YOUR SUPPORT It is with the loving support of many fellow community members such as yourself that we can truly succeed. Each one of us a valuable puzzle piece! THE SMILING ONE FOUNDATION NPO: Registration 080-‐470 18A Tax Certificates PBO: 930034417 Earn BBBEE Points www.SmilingOne.com Change Agent Office: Contact us: NY22, 24A – Unit 10 Phone +27 (0)21 837 1741 Gugulethu Fax: +27 (0)86 617 5020 7750 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Board of Trustees: Contact: PO Box 31153 Karina Andersen Tokai 7966 Email: email@example.com Cell: 083 235 6555 DONATIONS Trust account: Email us for our PayPal details The SmilingOne Foundation First National Bank Tokai Branch 200409 Account 6225 925 3898 SWIFT: FIRNZAJJ
THE TASK is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. RUMI