The SmilingOne Foundation Annual Report 2014/15 (HQ)
FOREWORD by Founder Karina Andersen
“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is not path and leave a trail”
As I journey with our Change Agents through their Circles of Change (COC) I wake more and more up to this inspiring quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson. When each of us live into our Golden Thread and follow its calling, Magic takes place! Each project that we have been so lucky to witness and gently guide in our Change Agent work this year inspires to move beyond what we think we know and open ourselves to the grand adventure! I am deeply grateful for a year that has emptied me and opened me further. Only when we can be fully present with ‘the other’ can we deeply honour their journey and its unfolding. Here at SmilingOne we are curious about the puzzle piece that each of our Students are in our greater puzzle - their unique contribution. We walk hand in hand, we spin the COC Engine inwardly and outwardly, we shape and co-create inspiring projects that heal and inspire youth, families and communities.
Our annual report is a testimony of how each Change Agent leaves a trail as they are drawn by the inner pull towards their purpose - embracing the share they own in the well-being of our Society!
The SmilingOne Foundation Annual Report 2014/15 (HQ)
THE SMILING ONE FOUNDATION
ANNUAL REPORT 2014/15
C O N T E N T
The Change Agent
Re-Integration prior Release (Prisons)
Re-Integration post Release
Parolee & Family Support
Change Agent Resource Centre
Community & Youth Development
Elsies River CMD Project
Langa Ballroom Dancing Project
Ocean View Car Project
Nyanga ECD Project Ivy Nyovane
Events, Motivational Talks & Documentary
We welcome your support (donation info)
Founder of THE SMILING ONE FOUNDATION
“Do not go where the path may lead,
go instead where there is no path and leave a trail”
As I journey with our Change Agents through their Circles of Change (COC) I wake more and more up
to this inspiring quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson. When each of us live into our Golden Thread and follow its
calling, Magic takes place! Each project that we have been so lucky to witness and gently guide in our Change
Agent work this year inspires to move beyond what we think we know and open ourselves to the grand
adventure! I am deeply grateful for a year that has emptied me and opened me further. Only when we can be
fully present with ‘the other’ can we deeply honour their journey and its unfolding. Here at SmilingOne
we are curious about the puzzle piece that each of our Students are in our greater puzzle - their unique
contribution. We walk hand in hand, we spin the COC Engine inwardly and outwardly, we shape and co-
create inspiring projects that heal and inspire youth, families and communities.
Our annual report is a testimony of how each Change Agent leaves a trail
as they are drawn by the inner pull towards their purpose - embracing
the share they own in the well-being of our Society!
THANK YOU FOR VISITING AND LISTENING ♥ KARINA
CHAIR PERSON CHANGE AGENT COMMITTEE
The past annum has been tremendous in my learning as a Change Agent and Chair of the SmilingOne Change
Agent Committee. One of the key areas for me has been our support of other ‘Change Agents in the Making’
released on parole and reintegrating back into society.
The Parolee Support Portfolio has allowed us to reach new heights as we have journeyed alongside ‘Change
Agent in the Making’ on the path of change, going back to their respective communities via the Circle Of
Change. It has inspired us in the planning of our Change Agent Resource Centre which will house parolees
and be an important ingredient in ensuring successful reintegration. The centre is a place to be active in
developing themselves and their community in leadership and education.
One example is a project initiated by ‘Change Agent in the Making’ Monwabisi Mbetane who hosts ballroom
dancing classes in the Langa community as part of his Caring Practice. It has been amazing to experience how
the community has embraced the initiative of the Change Agent giving back to his community. He started his
ballroom dancing classes for the kids of the community. The demand grew and the adults are now requesting
classes. We welcome projects like these wholeheartedly. It speaks volumes about the potential that is being
unlocked and how reintegration has value to the community.
These have been some of my highlights of the year. Many projects and events have happened through the
year and graced the SmilingOne Calendar.
“ W e a r e c o n t i n u o u s l y
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 (my individual
responsibility) for a better WE
(our shared responsibility). We
are committed and passionate
about contributing to the
wellbeing of everyone in
society. We build bridges
instead of walls.
WE ALL OWN A SHARE
IN THE WELL-BEING OF
1. We facilitate CIRCLES OF CHANGE (COC) in highly
challenged South African communities establishing a foundation
for development with our personal values-based leadership
program: THE RESPONSIBLE INDIVIDUAL (TRI).
2. We educate CHANGE AGENTS who facilitate dynamic COC
processes within their communities which include: prisons,
families, schools, youth at risk, businesses and organisations – in
society at large.
3. Our CHANGE AGENTS are ROLE MODELS who also assist the
important phase of Re-Integration, reducing the recidivism rate by
helping parolees to build the bridge back into society, back home
into their families and communities.
4. We are an EMPOWERMENT ARM for our beneﬁciaries, their
families and communities. We do not do it for them. We do it with
them. ”Give a man a ﬁsh and you feed him for a day; teach a man
to ﬁsh and you feed him for a lifetime.” The COC empowers the
journey of each student towards sustainable livelihood, operating
in an Abundant Exchange.
5. We strongly believe in SUSTAINABILITY and that everything
brought to a community must be able to stay and be nurtured
within the community for continuous learning and growth.
who has gotten
lost and lives in
THE CHANGE AGENT
Unlocking Potential through Circle Of Change Activation
SmilingOne COC College
THE CHANGE AGENT
Small Business Development
owns a share
in the well-being
of our Society
the change engine
and awakens in
Passion & Purpose
BEST for our WORLD
C O C
FRANKLIN KARINA BRADLEY LUYANDA DANIEL
TRI FACILITATOR (5+) TRAINER (8+) TRI FACILITATOR (5+) TRI FACILITATOR (6+) TRI FACILITATOR (4+)
COC MANAGER COC EDUCATOR MALMESBURY WORCESTER WORCESTER
COC & CMD PROJECTS CHANGE AGENT PROJECT PRISON PROJECT PRISON PROJECT PRISON PROJECT
MALCOLM ILSE MARCO PHUMZILE JABU
TRI FACILITATOR (4+) TRI FACILITATOR (2+) TRI FACILITATOR (1+) TRI FACILITATOR (1+) TRI STUDENT
OCEAN VIEW MALMESBURY WORCESTER WORCESTER KHAYELITSHA
CAR PROJECT PRISON PRISON PRISON PROJECT PRISON PROJECT YOUTH/FAMILY
MONWABISI VUYISWA MA ESHTER BUKIWE ELSIE
TRI STUDENT TRI STUDENT TRI STUDENT TRI STUDENT TRI STUDENT
LANGA PROJECT NYANGA PROJECT NYANGA PROJECT COLLEGE OF CT HOUT BAY
BALLROOM DANCING ECD / MONTESORRI FOUNDER SCR YOUTH
RE-INTEGRATION PRIOR RELEASE
We have been active in 3 Western Cape Prison with more than 60 TRI students activated in Circles of
Change (COC). In each of the prisons: Malmesbury Medium Centre for Men, Worcester Medium Centre for Men
and Helderstroom Medium Centre for Men we have facilitator teams operating internally to shift the criminal
environment through their own role model behaviour. These are our Change Agents in the making. They are Peer
Friends who gently guide their fellow inmates on the path of change using our personal values-based leadership
program The Responsible Individual. We have invested in the educational path of 10 Change Agents in
the Making inside prison. This means frequent coach educational sessions with Karina and supervision of
guidance processes. We do quality, not quantity!
Objective 2015/16: We continue to deeply honour our Service Agreement with the DCS and expand
naturally to more Correctional Centres in the Western Cape, activating re-integrated Change Agents as part of
their COC3 Resource Practice for sustainable livelihoods. We journey with 80 TRI Students and continue
education of our 10 + 4 new Change Agents in the making.
THIS IS HOW WE JOURNEY AT SMILING ONE
BY BRADLEY HESS. CHANGE AGENT & TRI FACILITATOR
Today our Circle of Sharing was ﬁlled with new forces, curious minds and beautiful smiles. Presence was ﬁlled with a
new aroma and vibrant energy. Ilse gently introduced “A Moment of Silence” bringing as us all together in breath
into the present moment. Our busy minds were cut oﬀ from the past, the future and the noisy circumstances.
Ilse and I took the opportunity to introduce ourselves. We shared our purpose and our inspiration as Peer Friends
and shared about our self-discovery and what responsibility meant to us. Keenan Petersen whom I had 4 sessions
with already shared about what attracted him to the TRI sessions. Soon the circle was ﬁlled with smiles and comfort.
Also Franklin Esau shared a wonderful story about his life, his challenges as a parolee, the importance of choice and
the gifts of responsibility. Very tendering was the part of the little boy within Franklin, which he shared about.
Franklin was then asked to present a little something of his talent. And with a smile he did a two minute RAP. The
new arrivals were ﬁlled with joy. As the harmonic space was now established I asked them to introduce themselves:
- I came here to learn as SmilingOne is something new to me
- I did a lot of programs before, I was released on Parole various times, been in and out of prison. I’m almost 40 I
don’t know what makes me act so irresponsibly. I want to change, maybe this programme can help me Change?
- I am intelligent and conﬁdent, I have tertiary education, I used to assist and give others advice, I share a double
identity. I help others but I fail to help myself, there is something holding me back. I am a positive but need peace.
- I am ﬁlled with fear, I phoned my father, I love him. I was released on Parole and something happened between
me and my father and I’m back. I am here today to look at new ways of discovering my source of happiness.
Ilse, Franklin and I then had our facilitator team session. We looked at the challenges we faced recently and how
purposeful it was. We also shared our learning received from the session. We Looked at what qualities make our
individual guidance strong, and what weaknesses within ourselves make our guidance diﬃcult. Most important we
shared our diﬀerent concepts of guidance and how we can use each other’s tools, to gain more learning and create
eﬀective guidance for others and mainly ourselves.
A SMILING ONE JOURNEY
BY ILSE VAN NIEKERK
I have ﬁrsthand experience of people changing – myself and also the people behind bars. I realise that we are all so
similar and little puzzle pieces in Life’s big puzzle. We learn from each other and shape each other during the
storms and also the sunny periods of life. I relate to the methodology used by SmilingOne, which is completely
non-directional, non-judgmental and merely facilitates growth.
I am currently training as a coach with SmilingOne. I started going to Malmesbury prison at the end of 2012, ﬁrst
observing and now facilitating my own groups.
But it is of no use to share what I have learnt at SmilingOne if I do not walk my talk in my own life. Since I have
incorporated what I have learnt at SmilingOne, I am better able to:
• take responsibility for my life, my decisions, my actions and my feelings;
• embrace my own feelings, release my pain, understand my emotions and progress through them;
• understand my reactions and to choose whether it serves me in my life;
• ﬁnd opportunity and purpose in challenge;
• not point a ﬁnger when people push my buttons - it is more about myself than about the person pushing
my buttons - I now realise that it is my duty to go back to my wounds and heal them. I am still trying. This
is a diﬃcult one. It is just so much easier to shoot the messenger than to take responsibility;
• ﬁnd and mold my own mission, values and roles in life – and then live fully;
• take appropriate risks and try out new experiences;
• question old beliefs and patterns.
I can use this every single day of my life. I know that I still have a long way to go, but each day I try to live closer
to these principles. It has helped immensely to develop and grow my inner strength and equilibrium.
In a nutshell, it compelled me to take responsibility for those things, which I ought to be responsible for. As a
facilitator, I am able to walk the exact same journey with inmates and I see change in action – not just words, but
change at the core of being.
RE-INTEGRATION POST RELEASE - PAROLEE SUPPORT
We are a support network for our TRI Students who are re-integrating back into Society. Every Student can
tap into Parolee Support and our Family Support. We oﬀer weekly TRI sessions for continuous personal values-
based leadership development and full COC activation with a Change Agent who has already successfully
reintegrated and who is fully active in his own COC. Each Student is encouraged to start their own Caring Project
within their community. We inspire Entrepreneurship.
We have welcomed home 2 of our highly committed TRI Students and journeyed with 8 Parolees in
2014/15. This has contributed towards giving birth to CMD Music Project and the Ballroom Dancing
Project involving Youth-at-Risk in both Elsies River and Langa Communities.
OBJECTIVE 2015/16: we continue to be deeply committed to our Parolee Support and start our SmilingOne
Change Agent Resource Centre where we both house parolees and further develop and unlock their potential for
successful re-integration. We work with 30 parolees (of which 20 are juveniles) and their families.
PAROLEE & FAMILY SUPPORT
We expand our family
support eﬀorts and
journey with 10 families
of our TRI Students who
are still inside prison and
with all families of our
TRI Students outside
IS A CORNER STONE
A SMILING ONE JOURNEY
BY VAUGHAN MCGEE (TRI Student & Ex Parolee)
I am a Resource today: Outsource Digital Group Pty Ltd. I started
without a Salary and was a reseller for the company 3 years ago. I am
now the Sales Director, a partner in the business and a Director.
Recent successes: We have just closed a 15 Million Rand deal a week ago,
this will be my biggest copier deal to date in one deal. In my ﬁrst year in
the Nelspruit oﬃces, a branch they were about to close, I managed to
turn it around and become branch of the year in the company’s national
foot print with branches country wide! In my second year I was invited
to Toshiba South Africa’s head oﬃce to give a speech to the top 10
dealers out of 541 branches as I managed to win the award for most machines moved in the year in the entire
country. We are now only in the beginning of the 3rd year but are already on target to win dealer of the year
again. The branch has grown in the last 2 years by 1200 percent.
I on a personal note won Pit bull of the year award and second place in the group for sales. In my second year I
won number 1 place and top salesperson in the group. I have also won an award from Toshiba South Africa for
more machines sold than any other salesperson in the entire country that sells Toshiba copiers out of 541
companies that resell the Toshiba copiers. I was the only partner to be given my shares as the other partners paid
half a million for their shares. Mine were called blood, sweat and tears shares.
Recent challenges and how I approach a challenge today: Biggest challenges that I face on a daily basis is that of
staﬃng related issues and stress. One of our biggest successes as a branch is that we don’t scream and shout and
throw things around the oﬃce as do most of our rival companies. We ﬁnd that happy staﬀ are more successful
and try harder. This attitude I would like to believe was imparted to me by the Smiling One Foundation and Karin
Andersen. We ﬁnd that treating people with love and respect and dignity brings out the best qualities in them
and allows them the platform to really shine and excel. Love is the basis of any and all understanding and
without that element most if not all organisation and even homes don’t really stand a chance of achieving great
heights and success stories.
A SMILING ONE JOURNEY
BY VAUGHAN MCGEE (TRI Student & Ex Parolee)
What stands out in my SmilingOne Journey?: I was met by love and given and shown love when most were
quick to criticise and be grade me. The love that I was given even as a criminal and oﬀender at that stage in my
life allowed me to start to heal and feel needed and a part of something. That love and compassion carried me in
my life through the worst possible situations and kept me strong and focused. I was able to of that small amount
of love start to heal and feel good about myself again after years of being down trodden. I have carried that
through the years and allowed its simplicity but complexity to ﬁlter through into my business. We have found
that love can heal, change, shape and mould any individual and empower them to the point giving them the
courage and strength to strive and push for the best and achieve the impossible. Love can grow and change the
world. It has done so for me.
Why I recommend SmilingOne & TRI to others? SmilingOne is a truly fantastic organisation that actually get
their hands dirty so to speak. They don’t shout from a podium or preach to the masses about change, but rather
go into the most undesirable places that most people try not to ever even think about. The SmilingOne
Foundation doesn’t just talk about change, but rather lives the change through their own actions and visible
intensions on a grass roots level. I actually owe my life literally to Karina Andersen and SmilingOne as they
stepped in when my life was really in jeopardy, placed themselves in harms way to save a life, my life….
SmilingOne deserves to be supported aided and assisted for tackling issues that no one has ever even wanted to
address, but everyone wishes they weren’t there. I commend SmilingOne for their hard blood, sweat and tears
eﬀorts and there unwavering love and support. I am alive today, run a successful business and live a beautiful life
only due to the eﬀorts of The Smiling One Foundation. Thank you Karina Andersen and the Smiling One
Foundation for saving a wretch like me.
My encouragement to others: Love your neighbour and your enemy as you would have the world love you.
Every single human has a heart, feels pain, suﬀering and hardship, and everyone thrives on love. Love will
conquer all, and I am a prime example of how change can come from love.
CHANGE AGENT RESOURCE CENTRE: SKY VILLAGE
OUR OBJECTIVE 2015/16
WE ALL OWN A SHARE IN THE WELL-BEING OF OUR SOCIETY
8 years ago the vision of a SmilingOne Learning Village found us and it became one of SmilingOne's
big Ships of intentions. Little did we know what this really meant. Today we are shown as the vision
comes alive and shapes before our eyes through the incredible work and expansion of our SmilingOne
Foundation. We realise we simply cannot dream as big as it can get. A dream fuelled by pure loving
intention has unlimited potential. In honouring of the journey and its unfolding we take action and
this year open our ﬁrst Change Agent Resource Centre with a SKY VILLAGE Theme.
Every single ingredient within this centre is inspired by the unlocking of potential of a Change Agent.
Each one contributes a valuable Puzzle Piece. Our Resource Centre is geared for sustainability. Not
only do we inspire green and healthy living we also work towards that each ingredient in the centre
both oﬀers COC3 skills development and is income generating. An example is SKY Cafe’ which will
serve wholesome food to our parolees who live at the centre. SKY Cafe’ is also a place to learn cooking
skills and expand on the ‘healthy living’ toolbox. It is healthy individuals that builds a healthy and
dynamic society. And it doesn’t stop here. SKY Cafe’ oﬀers a deliciously healthy menu to the public and
generates an income that can sustain the SKY Cafe’ project. We inspire Entrepreneurship!
We are excited to share the experience of our Change Agent Resource Centre with you and to grow
with the process as it continues to teach us.
COMMUNITY & YOUTH DEVELOPMENT CARING PROJECTS DRIVEN BY OUR CHANGE AGENTS
CMD MUSIC PROJECT CAR PROJECT BALLROOM DANCING PROJECT
A Change Agent in full COC Activation is
stepping deeper into ownership of the
share that he or she owns in the well-
being of our Society. A Caring Project is
born naturally in the COC of the Change
Agent and assists expansion in the
Practice of being of Service. There is a
deepening into the incredible rewards
that lies in giving unconditionally.
YOUTH DEVELOPMENT: CMD MUSIC PROJECT
BY CHANGE AGENT FRANKLIN ESAU
CMD became a Change Agent
COC Caring Project guided by
Franklin working with three
Youth-at-Risk in the Elsies River
Community: Latoya, Robyn and
CMD recorded its ﬁrst song
called ‘CHUCKS’ and its second
song called ‘PEACE’.
CMD did a photoshoot to add to
the CMD portfolio.
TRI was introduced to CMD -
Youth-at-Risk in Circles of
CMD shoots the ﬁrst music video
We invite and join hands with
ten Youth-at-Risk to both
nurture and practice their talent
in an environment which also
aids them in understanding
BY CHANGE AGENT IN THE MAKING
Monwabisi has trained with SmilingOne since 2013 in
Malmesbury Prison. He re-integrated in 2014 and has
attended his weekly parolee support, deepening his TRI
He has shaped a very special Caring Project where he ‘pays
it forward’ through facilitating Ballroom Dancing classes
twice a week in his Langa Community. He has brought joy,
movement and shared purpose into the lives of the kids.
Many adults in the community have shown interest to join
the Ballroom Classes as well.
Monwabisi’s objective is to continue to build his business,
to deepen his skills as an Entrepreneur, study Accounting,
continue to enrich the community with Ballroom Dancing
and to contribute to our upcoming SmilingOne Change
Agent Resource Centre.
COMMUNITY & YOUTH DEVELOPMENT: CAR PROJECT
BY CHANGE AGENT MALCOLM BOOYSEN
My project was quiet for a while. I saw the car every day when I passed the house where it was parked. I saw the
grass grow around it. I felt sorry for it. The project speaks about a side of me that gives up. It is an old known
story inside of me that I keep buying. The project has invited me to meet ‘the little guy in me’’, not to give up and
experience that I can do it. I have been a guide to so many people with my story. So much has come my way
since I started this project. I have been part of a documentary for SmilingOne and also did a spinning clip. I have
had two radio interviews and have one coming up soon with a DJ that is also into cars. All of these things I have
attracted. I am climbing my ladder and taking full advantage of all the open doors. I am ﬁnishing the car and I
aim to work full-time for SmilingOne.
We have been supporting two incredible women who
have taken community and youth empowerment to a whole
new level. They run the IVY Nyovane Educare Centre
in Nyanga East and have been in partnership with
SmilingOne since 2010. After the renovations in 2014
sponsored by GM UteForce & GM ChildLife Ma Esther
(founder) and Vuyiswa (principal) have utilised the beautiful
new facilities to deepen their focus on early childhood
development (ECD). They have more than 100 children
daily at the centre and with the help from three Youth
Community Builders they also oﬀer Saturday
workshops. More than 200 children in the community
beneﬁt from the love, care and education of Ivy
Nyovane. Ma Esther and Vuyiswa have furthermore
attended their weekly Montessori educational
training and graduated in October 2014. Our
Objective is to continue to walk hand in hand to support
this wonderful project!
COMMUNITY & YOUTH DEVELOPMENT:
ECD PROJECT BY CHANGE AGENTS IN THE MAKING VUYISWA & MA ESTHER
COC 1 BURSARIES: THE RESPONSIBLE INDIVIDUAL (TRI) MANUAL + COACHING:
We have had 80+ TRI Students active in 2014/15 (across our projects)
Objective for 2015/16: 120 TRI Students
COC3 BURSAIRES: TRI & COC FACILITATOR TRAINING
We have had 12 TRI Facilitators active in training in 2014/15
Our Objective for 2015/16: 15 TRI Facilitators in training
COC3 BURSARIES: OTHER
We have had the special privilege of supporting 3 amazing women in full COC
Activation with external Bursaries. Ma Esther and Vuyiswa from the ECD
Project Ivy Nyovane attended weekly Montessori training and graduated in October
2014. Vuyiswa has taken this up a notch and moved into the next level. 2015 is a
year of educational expansion for her. Bukiwe went to school daily and ﬁnalised
her ﬁrst year at College of Cape Town in Gugulethu end of 2014. Due to her excellent
results she has been able to get a Bursary via the College in 2015. We are very proud
of these women who are an inspiration to their communities.
TRI STUDENT & 2ND YEAR STUDENT AT COLLEGE OF CAPE TOWN
How I inspire other students: through dedication,
quality in all I do, time, motivation, listening and
interacting, giving advice and exchanging ideas,
willingness, my writing and lastly I give presence.
My journey as a SRC Nominee: The school
opened and after just few weeks we were told as
students that there had to be new SRC’s elected.
My Student Supporter approached me regarding
becoming one of the SRC’s for 2015. We had a
session about it. She knew I wasn’t interested. It
was because of last years SRC’s. They were
invisible on campus. They didn't contribute in our
school, only violence and that was not one of my
values. To my surprise a friend of mine decided to
nominate me so I could be one of the people who
would stand up for the students and become an
I did my manifesto in the hall full of students. I took third position in votes out of 9 contestants and those
results made me feel welcomed on the journey I was to embark on. Just right after the selection as a SRC’s we
went to Grabouw to attend a Back to Basic camp where we were going to be joined by other SRC’s from other
campuses of College of Cape Town. The camp was amazing. The camp taught me that there will be times in life
you will want to give up and walk away because it seems scary to move forward; however do not be easily
shaken, remain strong and continue no matter how scary or challenging it is. Just keep on walking.
My Journey as a SRC Vice Chairperson: I was soon promoted to be the vice Chair Person because of my capabilities
and how I carry myself. At ﬁrst I was clueless what this meant but I have learnt. My duties and powers include
preparing the agenda for the meeting with the secretary; ensure that the members have been notiﬁed of the
meeting; open up the meeting; ask the secretary to read the minutes of the previous meeting and also keep
control of the discussions and bring to order if the members are getting unruly or are wasting time… Just to
mention a few of my duties. And I make the ﬁnal decision. So far I have worked with other SRC’s looking at the
complaints of the students and also their needs. One outstanding experience so far: there was this student that
almost missed the due date of the submission of his bursary forms. I took him straight to the bursary oﬃce to
make sure he was receiving good assistance. They helped him and the following day he came to me with a smile,
telling me everything had been sorted out. This was a cherry on top for me to see that I am contributing positively
in the students’ lives. The journey continues with a smile on my face.
My Journey as a Writer: 'I am living my dream as a writer’. Yes I have always
been one but I so wanted to get my writing skills out there as someone who
writes for the public to educate and inspire. When a Newsletter was started at
our Campus there was no way I was gonna let this pass me. Last month our ﬁrst
issue was only 4pages made of A5 papers. I am proud to say today it came out
and we managed to do 12 pages made of A4 papers! The minute I got the issue I
was the happiest in the world because I am part of the youth that is making
history at College of Cape Town, part of the youth that has shown courage,
determination and faith in making it all happen. My ﬁrst issue about
'Depression' touched lives. Students came to me about what they were facing.
Endurance is what keeps me going!
My Objective is to continue my educational path, continue to write and continue to inspire the students (700+)
on campus. SmilingOne walks next to me all the way.
….I GIVE PRESENCE
EASTER EGGS SURPRISE EVENTS PARENT/CHILD SUPPORT WOMAN’S DAY
20 Hout Bay Youth + Families 4 families 5 amazing Women
CAPE TOWN CYCLE TOUR PRE ARGUS EVENT MOTIVATIONAL TALKS
27 riders supporting SmilingOne Sponsoring 10 Youth Riders Constantia Waldorf School
2 GRADUATION CEREMONIES 2x “WELCOME HOME” DOCUMENTARY
(Malmesbury & Worcester Prisons) Parolee Support Franklin & Malcolm
"Thank you so much for coming in and sharing
your story. I think I can say on behalf of the whole
class that we were all amazed and inspired. Your
life story drew us in and you captivated us all. I am
so grateful that I spoke to my Mom about you
coming in and speaking to us. I can honestly say
that I have so much respect for you. You are such
a sweet and caring person. Keep shining.”
"Dear Franklin. I was very impressed and moved by
this speech. It gave me a huge amount of insight
into life in diﬀerent places and cultures. You also
showed me that not all decisions are as easy to
make as they seem. Also that people who did bad
things are not always bad people. You have an
amazing way of speaking and I was grilled all the
way through. Thank you. I wish you good luck."
2x Belhar Community, 1x Argus
3 albums in the making
OBJECTIVE 2015/16: We continue to use Events as a
platform for celebration, honouring of journeys, to
empower and uplift, to share our message and
action on our vision of social cohesion, crime
diversion and prevention.
BY ROX DALTON
Last year as part of my Masters Degree in Documentary Arts at the University of Cape Town, I made a short ﬁlm that
led me into prisons. This year we were tasked with creating a much longer format documentary.
An aspect I didn’t explore in the short ﬁlm was what happened to an inmate who according to the system in place was
classiﬁed as ‘successfully rehabilitated’ and was released back into society. This led me to the SmilingOne Foundation
and two unique individuals who are SmilingOne Change Agents, Malcolm and Franklin. I met them together with the
founder of the organisation Karina Andersen. Our ﬁrst meeting took place in front of the ﬁre of Karina’s lounge where
we discussed everything from rehabilitation to ﬁlmmaking. I knew quite soon into our conversation that I would love
to incorporate these two fascinating people in my documentary. By focusing on their lives and programmes they are
involved in as part of their Circles of Change (COC), a concept carried by SmilingOne Change Agents, I hope to explore
the power of rehabilitation and confront the judgments we as a society often place on anyone with a criminal record.
Franklin introduced us to Elsies hip hop, ballroom dancing in Langa and a unique creche in Nyanga that is about to
step out from the ﬁnancial assistance SmilingOne has provided and begin to generate their own income using the
tools they have learned thus far. Along with Franklin’s musical ability he is always a source of inspiration and his
positivity is contagious. He shares his life with a sense of honesty and authenticity that creates a space for those he
interacts with to do the same. He always has time to laugh and enjoy the company he is with which means he is a
constant reminder that life should be a celebration.
Through Malcolm we met Ocean View and the group he runs that ﬁxes old beetles. Malcolm comes alive when he
talks about cars and his passion clearly inspires the group he works with. Malcolm is responsible for inspiring one of
the key themes of the documentary which is “leaving your mark”. When he was explaining the ‘spinning culture’ in
Ocean View and how spinning or drifting can be a physical way of leaving your mark on a place, I realised that
SmilingOne Change Agents such as Malcolm and Franklin are leaving their mark on the communities they engage
with. Their presence uplifts and inspires positive change and creates a space for those around them to learn from
them. My only hope is that this documentary can capture a small part of their journey and inspire others to leave
their mark in ways that can uplift those around them. Thank you Malcolm, Franklin and Karina for allowing us a
chance to follow your journey over the next months.
INVITES YOU TO LOOK AT THINGS…..
FROM A SLIGHTLY
A N G L E
Investing in ‘The Change Agent’ has given birth to
inspiring and innovate projects and taken us beyond.
We use our high success rate in Crime Diversion to
fuel our Crime Prevention Strategy which has a
lasting impact on Youth-at-Risk. Our portfolios
speak for themselves. It is not what we say but
what we consistently do and how it comes alive that
sustains our partnerships with truly special people
and companies who trust in and support our
We are very clear on where to invest our eﬀorts and
remain true to our core. Clarity and consistency
in our approach also gives our beneﬁciaries and
Students a solid platform to develop on. This is an
important ingredient in our growth recipe.
We have taken our treasured partnership with LRMG
Performance Agency a step further. The contribution
has grown exponentially and allowed us to invest in
the COC development of 7 Change Agents - towards
GM ChildLife & GM Ute Force have been our
treasured partners in the development of the Nyanga
ECD Project, also supported by our long-term sponsor
Thorp Motorgroup. Hand in hand with GM Ute Force
we took it a step further and were featured on the
Expresso Morning Show, sharing the remarkable
results of the Nyanga ECD Project (visit YouTube).
RUC and Davids have been treasured partners in our
Prison Processes - fuelling the ‘Change Agents in the
Making’ educational COC engine.
We are ready for another exciting year hand in hand
with partners who equally embrace the share they
own in the well-being of our Society.
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CLARITY & CONSISTENCY
SERVING ON OUR BOARD 2014/15
Karina Andersen Nicky Thorp Chris Plam Franklin Esau Sheree Rayﬁeld
AS A BOARD we are accountable for our standard of governance and therefore highly committed to ensure that
we deliver what we promise. It begins with how we live our SmilingOne Dream, walking the talk and fuelling
these values into building a strong and sustainable organisation.
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT POLICY - the SmilingOne Foundations ﬁnancial management is done in terms of
the South African Auditing Standards and audited ﬁnancial statements are available. Our external auditor HG
Page (Company Practice No 964700) provide oversight and monitoring.
QUALITY MANAGEMENT is integrated into the SmilingOne Foundations management system. Project
monitoring and evaluation is part of our total Quality Management Policy.
OUR CHANGE AGENT COMMITTEE is tasked with monitoring of all our COC projects. Each project undergoes
monthly quality assurance through comprehensive COC feedback reports from the project as well an evaluation
by the Chair of the Committee.
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“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.”