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The SmilingOne Foundation | Annual report 2016/17

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My heart continues to be moved deeply by our Change Agent work. We have completed another year - our 9th - of bringing C.O.C. Education to some of the most challenged environments in our Society. I am in AWE of the results we are experiencing; so
many 'seeds' are sprouting and watering other 'seeds' in the process. An awakened individual understands that he/she has so many more options than choosing a life of crime and destruction. I see so much potential; the fire is burning in me/us to do so
much more.

I am aware that we would have achieved nothing without the incredible commitment of men and women who dedicated themselves wholeheartedly to this path. We know that it is not an easy one! My gratitude goes to each of you for having had the courage to choose YOU, for investing in becoming your best version. Life tests us over and over again so that we may purify our intentions and strip off all the layers of past limitations. Consciousness is a daily GYM. There is nothing more attractive than someone who radiates values-based leadership and generously shares of their awakening. This is the true Magic of a Change Agent.

The Change Agent....this is how we address crime in South Africa.

ENJOY OUR ANNUAL REPORT
With Love
Karina

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The SmilingOne Foundation | Annual report 2016/17

  1. 1. ANNUAL REPORT THE SMILING ONE FOUNDATION 2016/17

  2. 2. 
 Foreword Our Vision The Change Agent Our Team Our Values Our Portfolios (input | outcome) Re-Integration prior Release (Prisons) | Change Agents in the making Re-Integration post Release | Parolee Support - Change Agent Phumzile Salela | Khayelitsha Community Project - Change Agent Franklin Esau | C.O.C. Project Manager & CMD Project - Change Agent Welcome | Hout Bay Community Project | Junior Mentors Women & Youth Support Events Our Support Network Financial Report Governance We welcome your support (donation information) C O N T E N T F E A T U R E D MISSION STATEMENT We inspire personal values-based leadership. We go to the people, we live with them, we love 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.
  3. 3. My heart continues to be moved deeply by our Change Agent work. We have completed another year - our 9th - of bringing COC Education to some of the most challenged environments in our Society. I am in AWE of the results we are experiencing; so many seeds are sprouting and watering other seeds in the process. An awakened individual understands that he/she has so many more options than choosing a life of crime and destruction. I see so much potential; the fire is burning in me/us to do so much more. I am aware that we would have achieved nothing without the incredible commitment of men and women who dedicated themselves wholeheartedly to this path. We know that it is not an easy one! My gratitude goes to each of you for having had the courage to choose YOU, for investing in becoming your best version. Life tests us over and over again so that we may purify our intentions and strip off all the layers of past limitations. Consciousness is a daily GYM. There is nothing more attractive than someone who radiates values-based leadership and generously shares of their awakening. This is the true Magic of a Change Agent. THE CHANGE AGENT… this is how we address crime in South Africa. FOREWORD
 Karina Andersen | Founder Enjoy our Annual Report With Love Karina
  4. 4. OUR VISION IN ACTION… 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. OUR VISION Social Cohesion, Crime Diversion & Prevention “We are continuously developing as a community. We thrive on shared values, s h a re d c h a l l e n g e s a n d e q u a l 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 OUR SOCIETY!
  5. 5. THE CHANGE AGENT Healing Consciousness Education Unlocked Potential Job Creation Small Business Development Sustainable Livelihoods Role Model Meet
 “I”
 who has gotten 
 lost and lives in separateness
 C O C E D U C A T I O N THE CHANGE AGENT Unlocking Potential “I”
 owns a share
 in the well-being
 of our Society
 “I”
 continuously fuelling 
 the change engine
 
 “I”
 arrives HOME
 and awakens in
 “WE”
 “I”
 fuelled by
 Passion & Purpose
 BEST for our WORLD
 INVITE TO SMILING ONE C.O.C. COLLEGE (C.O.C.1)
 ‘SHARING PRACTICE’ C O C
  6. 6. OUR TEAM FRANKLIN KARINA BRADLEY DANIEL PHUMZILE WELCOME ILSE TRI FACILITATOR (7+) TRAINER (10+) TRI FACILITATOR (7+) TRI FACILITATOR (4+) TRI FACILITATOR (4+) TRI FACILITATOR (4+) TRI FACILITATOR (3+) COC PROJECT MANAGER COC EDUCATOR MALMESBURY WORCESTER KHAYELITSHA HOUT BAY MALMESBURY COC & CMD PROJECTS CHANGE AGENT PROJECT PRISON PROJECT PRISON PROJECT COMMUNITY PROJECT YOUTH MENTORS PRISON PROJECT MARCO THEO BUKIWE FABIO FRANKLIN PETER CAROLINE TRI FACILITATOR (2+) TRI FACILITATOR (1+) TRI STUDENT TRI STUDENT TRI STUDENT TRI STUDENT WORCESTER GUGULETHU GUGLETHU BELHAR WORCESTER PRISON WORCESTER PRSION MASI PRISON PROJECT COMMUNITY PROJECT SCHOOL/ART ENTREPRENEUR ENTREPRENEUR No picture available UMUNTU UNGUMUNTU NGABANYE ABANTU
  7. 7. OUR VALUES There is nothing more attractive than someone radiating Personal Values-based Leadership TRANSPARENCY We are honest with ourselves and others. Our focus is to daily purify our intentions. We have no hidden agenda’s. OPENNESS We allow any experience to be part of us. We are awake to receive information, to our learning, to listen intently, to share openly and to give wholeheartedly RELIABILITY We live and honor our values. We walk the talk, and deliver on our promises. We are committed and dedicated. RESPECT We are driven by self respect, and meet you where you are at. We are all equal. We treat you as the evolved being, we already see you to be. LOVE | CARE Our Love and Care is expressed in all we say and do. It is WHY we do what we do. We care deeply about you and your potential, to be a Shareholder in the Wellbeing of our World COMMUNICATION We are mindful in how we communicate (in thoughts, in body, in words). Our presence (our energy) speaks in each of our values
  8. 8. 2Western Cape Prisons Malmesbury Prison (32)
 Worcester Prison (20) 5inmate TRI facilitators & TRI Students (Change Agents in the making in COC Education)
 50sessions 52inmates in session 
 UNLOCKING POTENTIAL 
 BRADLEY HESS | ‘Output & Outcome’
 TRI FACILITATOR & CHANGE AGENT
 (COC COLLEGE 7+ YEARS) OUR PORTFOLIOS RE-INTEGRATION PRIOR RELEASE | PRISONS | OUTPUT & OUTCOME In our Circles of Sharing in 2016/17 the guys were brought together in a space of trust. They have been challenging themselves to own up to their responsibility, discovering their true worth and unique potential.. and they have found a way forward together. MOVING FROM THE KNOWN TO THE UNKNOWN It is a constant battle not to reveal who we truly are, we keep hiding under our masks. The greatest gift in our Circles of Sharing has been the ‘unmasking’. I have as a TRI facilitator build a bridge of understanding with my peers. I have met the peers where they were at. It wasn’t always easy; at times it was very painful and I would even feel to give up; but every session was meaningful and a gift. I have learned the depth of empathy with all my being. I have lived my word and walked my talk, being who I am - non judgmental and kind. … continues on next page
  9. 9. OUR PORTFOLIOS RE-INTEGRATION PRIOR RELEASE | PRISONS | BRADLEY HESS - CHANGE AGENT With deep empathy in my soul, a trusting heart and a commitment to change our Circles of Sharing have become a platform of honesty and vulnerability. This is where hardened criminals let go of their fear of becoming criticized or judged. They have learned to stop being the victim and blaming others, stopped jumping to conclusions and stopped over-reacting, using anger to control others. In this space of trust and love, they started to feel and hear that they are not alone; that most of us can relate and experience similar challenges. In jail it is commonly said that honesty and transparency makes us too vulnerable. And that it is not normal nor a good thing. Yet it is the most valuable opportunity for self discovery, a lesson many of us have learned through the SmilingOne Program. Here we go to the root of our challenges (emotions) using our TRI manual as a tool. With the guidance and the sharing of others we re-evaluate and shape a new mindset. The Program attracted a diverse group of individuals; young, old, people from different races, cultures, backgrounds and crimes. Yet with the common label of being inmates, confined within the four walls; set as a limitation to their freedom but not to their potential. For many crime is a way of expressing their hurt, desperation, pain, rejection, greed, spiritual and emotional poverty. Most of them never had the opportunity to sit down and talk openly about their challenges. They thought it would be best to suppress their feelings. Fearful of being criticized or judged or even hurt they do not confront or disagree with others; they take on the opinions of others and their likes/dislikes. They have become accustomed to who they are really not; now they are lost and escaping from their burdens by seeking ‘the quick fix’… more deeply resisting to love themselves. They have learned they cannot trust others with their feelings - they have bottled up them up, still unresolved. In our journey of 2016/17 some of the peers have fallen back into the old ways/patterns, some have been reunited with their families, some have made a huge progress in their educational career, some have started to value the little things in their life. It all started with a little introspecting, by giving themselves the opportunity to discover more of themselves and choosing to actively participate, opening themselves to embrace the invitation life sends in a challenging scenario. In jail it is commonly said that honesty and transparency makes us too vulnerable. And that it is not normal nor a good thing.
  10. 10. OUR PORTFOLIOS RE-INTEGRATION PRIOR RELEASE | PRISONS | BRADLEY HESS - CHANGE AGENT Some students have started to realize that SmilingOne only offers a Guideline; it is a ‘do it yourself’ toolkit. The student is the only one who can take himself beyond his limitations. As we continued to inspire each other this year, we also came to understand that some people will hurt and discourage us… and that it is OK. Still love them and appreciate yourself. People will not always see our motives as pure - be you and transparent all the time. Honesty and openness will make us vulnerable - be open and honest anyway.. As a facilitator I can relate to the many challenges of my peers - rehabilitation starts with myself. Also I needed a little assistance from others to find my way back to myself again. It was that unconditional love, support and trust from Karina which opened me to my potential to self love, self respect and self leadership. Her unwavering faith to plant a seed of change in my life has contributed to me teaching myself and enabled me to teach others. It took many years to walk the talk and it is still a challenge.. but now I can see the gifts of love and happiness in these challenges. Within these four walls of the prison have I discovered my meaning in life. I have left my armor behind and found great strength in being vulnerable. I have started to see jail as a ‘safe’ where many valuable gift are ‘kept safe’. Someone once took the risk to open the safe and found me as valuable. Now I am doing exactly the same and unlocking potential. In our circles there are great jewels; loving fathers, caring brothers, entrepreneurs, visionaries and beautiful souls. You took the risk to move from the known to the unknown. We meet to share ideas, feelings and matters of the heart. It has given us the opportunity to use our gifts to heal ourselves and in turn assist each other. The circles of sharing have opened our hearts to the love inside, our ears to valuable opinions of each other, and it has opened us to act with humbleness and compassion towards the next one. We have turned the ME into valuing WE in 2016/17 - we have grown to become what we are and what we live out every single day and understand that every single part of that journey had an impact. And for this reason we learn to embrace it as unique and purposeful. We are on an incredible journey… Within these four walls of the prison have I discovered my meaning in life. I have left my armor behind and found great strength in being vulnerable.
  11. 11. PICTURES CERTIFICATE CEREMONY OUR PORTFOLIOS RE-INTEGRATION PRIOR RELEASE | PRISONS | CERTIFICATE CEREMONY
  12. 12. OUR PORTFOLIOS RE-INTEGRATION PRIOR RELEASE | PRISONS | CERTIFICATE CEREMONY A truly special day of celebrating Men who have journeyed deeply with the SmilingOne TRI Facilitator Team the past year(s) - graduation means commitment to self and to the greater good - serving through our own living examples. We all own a share in the well-being of our Society. Graduation also means... I have just begun... Now starts the real work... to take my learning into daily action, practicing the TRI toolbox. SmilingOne has for the past 9 years offered TRI in Western Cape Prisons via our COC College as a very important ingredient in Rehabilitation and Reintegration. We educate Change Agents. 6 GRADUATES
  13. 13. Objective 2017/18: We offer our Services in 3 Western Cape Prisons We continue to offer our services at Malmesbury Prison where we are investing in two existing Change Agents and opening a space for two more to enter into coach educational training. We have closed down our prison process at Worcester Prison due to the centre being turned into a remand centre beginning of 2017. We give thanks for the amazing years of walking hand and hand with this centre. We are excited to bring TRI and C.O.C. Education back to Brandvlei Prison - where it all started. We are also reviving our Pollsmoor Prison process. We value our partnership with DCS… We welcome 100 committed inmates to train in our SmilingOne COC College. The evidence of C.O.C. Education is to be found in… 1) how each Student lives into the learning, allowing his/her ‘seed to sprout’ and moving into its full expression 2) how each Student passes on the learning as a Role Model, ‘watering the seed’ in his/her family and community. OUR PORTFOLIOS RE-INTEGRATION PRIOR RELEASE | PRISONS | OBJECTIVE
  14. 14. OUR PORTFOLIOS RE-INTEGRATION POST RELEASE | CHANGE AGENTS | PAROLEE SUPPORT In 2016/17 we have assisted 10 parolees & ex-parolees as they have continued their TRI & C.O.C. studies with SmilingOne. Their C.O.C. Educational focuses: 1) an opportunity to deepen their ‘Sharing’ Practice in weekly TRI sessions 2) exploring their ‘Caring’ Practices and contributing to 5 Community Projects: our Prisons Project, Phumzile’s Khayelitsha Project; Franklin’s CMD Project; Fabio’s Belhar Project; Welcome’s Hout Bay Project and being of service in their communities. 3) exploring their ‘Resource’ Entrepreneurial Practice, inspired to find further study and income opportunity. We have through sponsorships offered 4 of the 10 Parolees income directly via SmilingOne. Objective 201718: 
 We continue to offer an educational platform for successful reintegration of parolees who have studied with us already inside prison. We increase our efforts by 20%
  15. 15. OUR PORTFOLIOS RE-INTEGRATION POST RELEASE | CHANGE AGENTS | PAROLEE SUPPORT PHUMZILE SALELA | KHAYELITSHA PROJECT Phumzile has offered his Change Agent service in his Khayelitsha community and is one of the parolees we have assisted with a monthly remuneration as a sustainable livelihood practice. His activities: 1) 4 months in weekly session with Abigail’s Women’s Movement (6 -10 women attending) 2) offering weekly sessions to 6youth from Kwezi Park 3) offering weekly sessions to a group of Cleaners 4) ZOLA Business School with 18 Students 5) offering weekly sessions to youth & families in his community A total of 120 TRI sessions in Khayelitsha in 2016/17

  16. 16. OUR PORTFOLIOS RE-INTEGRATION POST RELEASE | CHANGE AGENTS | PAROLEE SUPPORT PHUMZILE SALELA | KHAYELITSHA PROJECT It all started when I was in Worcester prison, I was looking to find myself and my calling. I met The Responsible Individual (TRI) facilitators. I took on the process which guided me to understand myself and to embrace challenges. The journey allowed me to find my calling. Inside prison I worked with the likes of Collin Duda, Daniel Davids, Luyanda Mboniswa, Marco Simons, Thando Gwampi - all TRI Facilitators who were part of facilitating SmilingOne’s C.O.C. Education. When I reintegrated The SmilingOne Foundation was there for me again. They created a platform for me to follow my heart and to answer my calling. I am now over one year outside and I am still under the wing of SmilingOne. My first intention was to touch as many people I can with TRI. Each and every step I take SmilingOne always is there to support me with anything I need for my journey. Especially in my inner development practice. SmilingOne guided me to create a platform to plant a seed of great intention within other people. In my journey the past year I have also worked with fellow Change Agents such as Franklin Esau, Malcolm Booysen and Welcome Dennis Witbooi. I work in my Khayelithsa community adding my unique ingredients to the development of our community. Hand in hand with SmilingOne we create programs that help us in the community to combat crime; we water the seeds that we have planted. Now I feel free like a bird in the tree, knowing that I can do anything I want as long I trust myself and the way I do things. I thank The SmilingOne Foundation for creating a platform for me to follow my heart. My journey continues… OBJECTIVE 2017/18: Phumzile steps into leading our Parolee Support portfolio - offering support of fellow TRI Students (ex-offenders) who are reintegrating. He continues to touch his community and work with minimum 50 youth and community members. His Khayelitsha Project receives a funding injection from The DG Murray Trust for his contribution to building ‘Game Changers’.
  17. 17. OUR PORTFOLIOS RE-INTEGRATION POST RELEASE | CHANGE AGENTS | PAROLEE SUPPORT PHUMZILE SALELA | KHAYELITSHA PROJECT
  18. 18. OUR PORTFOLIOS RE-INTEGRATION POST RELEASE | CHANGE AGENTS | PAROLEE SUPPORT FRANKLIN ESAU | TRI & C.O.C. FACILITATION C.O.C. Education is meant to assist the Change Agent in unlocking his potential. TRI Facilitation is one of the C.O.C. educational KEYS in ‘the unlocking’ and a wonderful vehicle to awaken to so much more of ourselves. Each client in the process becomes our greatest mirrors and mentors. In 2016/17 Franklin gained much greater clarity on his way forward, he has a deep passion for music and wants to use music as a platform to unlock potential. He is TRI ALIVE. The different ingredients that assisted his growth this year was: - Weekly TRI sessions, Chestnut Group, Belhar (3 months | 10 sessions) - Weekly TRI sessions and recordings with CMD youth (12 months | 40 sessions) - Weekly TRI sessions with Phumzile as part of Parolee Support (12 months | 40 sessions) - Weekly TRI session with Fabio as part of Parolee Support (6 months | 20 sessions) - Parolee Support of Chris, Mustapha, Monwabisi and Elroy - Bi-weekly sessions at Worcester Prison & Malmesbury Prison (12 months | 50 sessions) - Weekly TRI session with Wynberg High School (3 months trial process | 10 sessions) - Events/Performances with CMD - LIVE reports @RUC (official sponsor of Franklin’s Change Agent Activities) - Activation of Mount View High School collaboration
  19. 19. OUR PORTFOLIOS RE-INTEGRATION POST RELEASE | CHANGE AGENTS | PAROLEE SUPPORT FRANKLIN ESAU | TRI & C.O.C. FACILITATION
  20. 20. OUR PORTFOLIOS RE-INTEGRATION POST RELEASE | CHANGE AGENTS | PAROLEE SUPPORT FRANKLIN ESAU | TRI & C.O.C. FACILITATION | CMD PROJECT The Project House was an investment in Franklin and his COC Education after having journeyed with him since 2009. Franklin moved into the downstairs apartment on Douglas Road 22 on May 1st 2016. Upstairs he had the office space and an opportunity to host fellow change agents in sessions for parolee support, to give more space for the CMD project and have CMD youth come both for session and recording of songs. It also served as a venue for Wynberg High where Franklin did a four months trial process of our Senior High School Program. The Project House became a catalyst for Franklin to step more fully into his Resource Practice and to choose to do music 100% from 2017. We are so excited about his choice to follow his heart and live his dream!
  21. 21. CMD PROJECT We have had an amazing year in our development and growth. I am feeling honored and give my gratitude to each participant for being so dedicated and committed to their journey. In the past year 2016 we have seen performances, sessions and recordings being made in the CMD Project. Furthermore Latoya passed her matric; Byron started creating back-tracks and Steven, Paul, Lucian and Rachel have started their working careers. I create a platform to unlock potential through creative art
  22. 22. Continued… We have also been contacted by a teacher at the Mount View High School who has requested that CMD becomes involved in her musical project at the High School. This has raised our participants from 7 to 19 in 2016. We started working with various studios and record producers, giving the guys an amazing experience in learning more about the recording process in studios. This led to further songs being recorded and a well connected network being established. A huge opportunity arose when we performed at the Community Chest Event. The guys were hyped and we had an amazing time - showcasing our skill and enjoying our access to the event. We thank Making Waves for their gift of inviting us. At the last bend of our annum we partnered with Mount View High School and their musical program. We have 12 kids from the school - all senior learners participating in our CMD Project. We have started with sessions right from the beginning which made the learners really excited about the new concepts. CMD has been through a special year. We have seen new skills being realized. The guys are rising above responsibility by playing an active role in contributing to their development. The team understands what they have to put in CMD in order to see results, thus we came to focus more in depth on CMD by developing more artists and setting up more understandable goals. Objectives 2017/18: Performing at events which gives CMD youth experience, allows us to gain exposure and build a network. Growing our muscles and gaining experience in school projects - currently in a trial phase. Planning to have an ongoing process with opens doors for more participants. Take CMD youth through practical experience such as writing songs and going to recording studios. Having our own manuals, we are working on a more structural approach. Work towards fundraising. OUR PORTFOLIOS RE-INTEGRATION POST RELEASE | CHANGE AGENTS | PAROLEE SUPPORT FRANKLIN ESAU | TRI & C.O.C. FACILITATION | CMD PROJECT RUC FUNDING
  23. 23. OUR PORTFOLIOS RE-INTEGRATION POST RELEASE | CHANGE AGENTS | PAROLEE SUPPORT WELCOME DENNIS WITBOOI | NEW LEADERS MENTORSHIP PROGRAM | HOUT BAY PROJECT We have followed Welcome’s Change Agent activities for a long time. He is one of our first 8 TRI Pioneers who trained with us from day one at Brandvlei Maximum Prison. Objective 2017/18: We are very excited about Welcome’s Junior Mentors Leadership Program initiative in Hout Bay and have included it in our ‘Game Changer’ Portfolio sponsored by The DG Murray Trust. Welcome is ‘upping his game’ on TRI and going back into C.O.C. Education;10-15 Junior Mentors will be enjoying weekly TRI sessions throughout 2017, bi-weekly supervision sessions and visits by other Change Agents as well as other inspiring ingredients to feed their C.O.C.’s. We look forward to share more as the project unfolds.
  24. 24. OUR PORTFOLIOS WOMEN & YOUTH SUPPORT Bukiwe is a young artist/singer whom we have supported for several years. 2016/17 was a year where her journey asked her to spread her wings and fly solo - to fully experience her potential. - one she is responsible to unlock. We are very excited about her graduating her studies at the College of Cape Town (with a distinction) and she got accepted at CPUT for Public Relations. Caroline, mother of two from Masi has been welcomed into our SmilingOne Family in 2016/17 - we are very excited to have assisted her with her sustainable livelihoods practice and supported her children with Stationery for their high school studies.. She is our house angel and a true master in cleaning. Nathalie, young artist and our inspiring and hard working book keeper / secretary who in 2017 started her Matric Year. She is a young woman with many talents - it has been a gift to support her with some Change Agent Magic as she has unlocked more of her potential - in 2016 she wrote, recorded and published her own song AS WE ARE.
  25. 25. OUR PORTFOLIOS WOMEN & YOUTH SUPPORT | NATHALIE ANDERSEN | SINGER & SONG WRITER
  26. 26. Franklin unlocked the door for me to follow my dreams no matter how much they scared me. My mother begged me to sing to Franklin which I did after a lot of thought (I hated singing in front of people at the time). After he had heard my voice he asked me if I wanted to feature in a song that he had written called VOICES. I agreed. VOICES was the beginning - not only did it give me the opportunity to be a part of a song, but it also opened the door for me to write my own song AS WE ARE. It took us long hours of practice to get the tunes, melody, tones and power right in VOICES. Franklin guided me as to how he wanted me to sing various parts of the song. He also gave me the opportunity to give him advice to certain parts of the song and how I think we could improve on it. He was very open to my feedback and even took my advice. It took a lot of effort to perfect the song but at the end we got it right and could finally go to record it as a final piece. When we went to studio with it I became mesmerized by the song. Ashton Gardner produced it and created the whole backtrack from scratch – he did his job amazingly. With the backtrack added to the song you could really feel the vibe that the song gave off and it also now had a fantastic beat. What really stood out for me was the way that my voice sounded on the track – taking into account that this was the first time that I had ever heard my voice recorded professionally. It was weird, but I liked it. The studio experience was very nerve racking as it is completely different to singing at home. At home, you are free to play with your voice as much as you want whereas in the studio you can play, but you have to play perfectly. If your note is slightly off, you can hear it very clearly in the recording. I was very happy with the final recording and was excited to see what the future held in store for it. I was also given the opportunity to perform at Malmesbury Prison. At first I was quite uncomfortable when meeting the inmates. But as time went by, I relaxed. Just by eye-contact with some of them, I could feel their kindness and warmth. That’s when I really got to see that we are all human, we all make mistakes, some worse than others but none the less, you can’t judge a human and punish them for the rest of their lives. Everyone has the ability to change. That’s what I truly got to see that day. Singing in front of all of them was very inspiring for me. I sang ONE DAY by Kodaline acapella. When I started singing and observed the looks on their faces and I realized that I could not have chosen a more perfect song. The words touched each one of their hearts individually. It moved me. I don’t think I have ever felt so touched performing in front of others as I did that day performing in front of the inmates at Malmesbury Prison. OUR PORTFOLIOS WOMEN & YOUTH SUPPORT | NATHALIE ANDERSEN | ARTIST
  27. 27. OUR PORTFOLIOS WOMEN & YOUTH SUPPORT | BUKIWE | ARTIST It is wonderful to follow Bukiwe in 2016/17, the many doors she opens for herself…. Visiting Norway twice Pursuing her singing career On air as a MOT Ambassador
 TV Interviews
  28. 28. EVENTS We as a team love to take our sessions into nature. You can sometimes find us on top of Lions Head or walking up Constantia Nek exploring more about what it means to live into our best versions; and the joy we experience as we plant seeds of change in our communities. We celebrate Birthdays We enjoy bi-weekly coach sessions We take our Projects on stage. Here our CMD project opens up the Twilight Festival in Cape Town on December 6th 2016. It is Youth Day and our CMD Project inspires the Belhar Community through music and an inspirational talk by Change Agent Franklin Esau. We take our inspiration to other organisations. We love networking and enjoy the journey of exploring how we can join hands and assist the healing of communities.
  29. 29. EVENTS We held presentations about the TRI Senior High School Program We gifted donations of clothes to the Belhar Community on Youth Day. Hundreds of youth and families benefitted. We had 15 riders ready to ride for us at the Cape Town Cycle Tour 2017 We had several inspiring radio interviews on BUSH Radio sharing of our Change Agent Projects and releasing 2 songs on air. “What gives me the greatest joy is to experience ‘seeds sprouting’ and moving into their full expression. ‘The seed’ in you is your potential.” ~ Karina ~
  30. 30. EVENTS END OF YEAR FUNCTION We like to shake up things and do them slightly differently - we enjoyed a scrumptious smoothie party for our team and loyal supporters twice within the last week of the year - celebrating another truly special year of team work and incredible commitment to bringing our special ingredient to more people. We are nothing without each other! This is what makes us strong and geared for success. What is success? If you have inspired just one person to come home in themselves and become a Shareholder in the Wellbeing of our World you have already contributed hugely.
  31. 31. OUR SUPPORT NETWORK
  32. 32. 16% 8% 4% 55% 4%14% Prison (educating Change Agents) Educational Support Change Agents (sustainable livelihoods | entrepreneurship) Youth Fundraising Operational FINANCIAL REPORT RAISED FUNDS: 222,478.97 
 SPONSORSHIPS R50,000 ABOVE
 1: LRMG PERFORMANCE AGENCY R133 450.00 SPONSORSHIPS R15,000 ABOVE 2: RUC R16 000.00 
 SPONSORSHIPS R5,000 ABOVE 3: THORP MOTORGROUP R 7,000.00 4: ILSE VAN NIEKERK R 5,000.00 5: LRC Legal Service 6: HG Page Auditing SPONSORSHIPS R2,500 ABOVE 7: A. BAVA R 3 500.00 VARIOUS OTHER DONATIONS R57 528.97 + VOLUNTARY ACTIVITIES BY OUR CHANGE AGENTS Brought into the year: R 65,660.13 Raised in 2015/16: R222,478.97 Expenditure 2015/16: R268,473.44 We bring into 2016/17: R 19,665.66 Audited Financial Statements 
 available upon request! 8% 8% 37% 26% 5% 16% 2014/15 2015/16 12%7% 1% 73% 7% Prison (educating Change Agents) Change Agents (sustainable livelihoods | entrepreneurship) Youth (donations) Fundraising Operational
  33. 33. Investment in the Change Agent continues to be our focus - 80% of our funding was directed towards the Change Agent Activities. We made a big investment in Franklin this year by opening the Project House where he was also housed. It became an important classroom for us: 1) the willingness to go an extra mile for someone who had invested 7 years in his personal development and in doing so had contributed to hundreds of journeys being impacted positively, youth choosing a different path than crime. We kept the Project House open for 10 inspiring months of great intention and had to face the reality of the cost. Sponsorships were not coming through and February 2017 we were at a crossroad. 2) This is another important part of the classroom - to be willing to make some tough calls. We closed the chapter with a grateful heart and redirected our focus to deploy the Change Agents in their communities instead of working out of the Project House. This also catapulted Franklin to step fully into his music as his Change Agent activity. Another great investment has been in Phumzile. It is incredible what he has achieved since his release from prison. The youth in his community call him a virus - he inspires change wherever he goes and is highly contagious. We are excited that we have attracted sponsorship from The DG Murray Trust which we will kickstart the new financial year with. F I N A N C I A L R E P O R T We are very much guided by where the process takes us, we listen deeply to what meets us and always give thanks. We deeply appreciate the sponsors who have walked next to us and supported our Change Agent Work. We would like to highlight our long standing relationship with both RUC and LRMG. Thank you for the commitment and your willingness to walk the extra mile with us. The funding injection has had huge impact for us this year where the donor landscape has been challenged with drought. It reminds us to be deeply grateful for what finds us. Only once you have experienced to be hungry will you truly understand and appreciate what difference a meal can make. We are geared for our next year and continue to be vigilant with our expenditure. We walk the path mindfully. Audited Financial Statements 
 available upon request!
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 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 fueling 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. CHANGE ON OUR BOARD: We say thank you to Ilse van Niekerk for your wonderful contribution to our board. We wish you great wind in your sails as you embark on your Acting Career. We are deeply in awe of what has unfolded as part of your COC education over the past years where you have been active with us. GOVERNANCE
  35. 35. THE SMILING ONE FOUNDATION NPO: Registration 080-470 PBO: 930034417 Postal address: Contact us: PO BOX 31153 Karina: karina@smilingone.com Tokai 7966 Trust account: Donor Tax Deduction:
 First National Bank We issue you with a Section 18A Tax Tokai Branch 200409 Certificate enabling you to claim a Account 6225 925 3898 deduction from your taxable income SWIFT: FIRNZAJJ Earn BBBEE Points Email us for our PayPal details www.SmilingOne.com The SmilingOne Foundation is a Trust and registered as a non-profit organisation established for the objective of carrying out the SmilingOne Circles of Change (COC) initiative for the benefit of South African high risk communities. The Foundation has since 2008 been echoing its impact throughout the Western Cape. WE WELCOME YOUR SUPPORT

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