Arise run a number of programmes for adults and families at our Family Centre in Heideveld, as well as programmes for learners at local schools. The course programmes are written by our South African team, for South Africans.
We believe that every child deserves to grow up in a thriving family and that when you strengthen families, you strengthen communities. That’s why we’ve created Family Strengthening Kits to help grow attachment and build existing relationships between caregivers and their children by providing opportunities for connection through communication, emotional support and problem solving while also encouraging consistent parenting. The kits contain fun, interactive activities for families to do together and focus on 5 areas: Family Time / Encouraging Learning at Home / Coping with Emotions / Managing Behaviour / Hard Conversations.
In 2021 we want to support each family who completes one of our 6 week programmes listed below with one of these kits. Help us get 70 kits valued at R350 each to 70 families on the Cape Flats! Contact Arise Director Danielle Moosajie – firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about Arise or to pledge corporate sponsorship for 2021.
Programmes for Adults
Bright Futures: Personal Growth Programme
For adults interested in exploring who they are and how they can make decisions to better their future.Course is run over 3 full days, once a week for three weeks.
Open Parent Family Forum
A parenting forum and source of support for parents. It is an open group that runs on a weekly basis on Tuesday mornings during term time.
Programmes for Families
A 6 session course for primary school kids and their caregivers, exploring how to name, express and cope with feelings. Children and parents work together to build communication skills and strengthen their relationship with each other.
A 6 session course for pre-teen boys and their caregivers, exploring their strengths and how to use them to build their relationship with each other.
A 6 session course for teen girls and their caregivers which looks at self esteem, identity, how to communicate healthily with each other. Teens and their parents work together to build and strengthen their relationship with each other.
Ready, Set, Go
A 6 session course for preschool children and their caregivers that helps build the skills needed to emotionally and socially prepare their child for Grade R. School readiness with a twist!
Programmes for Learners
Man in the Mirror
A course for teen boys about becoming the man we know they can be. It calls them to be more, see their strengths and make decisions based on who they want to see reflected back in the mirror. It is a strength based programme run over 6 weeks. Includes a feedback session to parents and a follow up with the teens.
A course for teen girls to discuss and strengthen their self esteem, identity, leadership skills and integrity. It is a strength based programme run over 6 weeks. Includes a feedback session to parents and a follow up with the teens.
This course is suitable for teens that have experienced trauma or loss and are need of some support. It is a strength and resiliency building group that uses evidence-based CBT techniques to build skills in the participants. Course runs over 9 weeks and there is also a feedback session for parents/caregivers of the participants.
A course for Grade 1 & 2 learners to assist them in developing their emotional literacy and expression of feelings.Course runs for 6 weeks and there is also a feedback session for parents/caregivers of the participants.
Heroes for Hope
A course for primary school learners that have experienced trauma or loss and are need of some support. A programme designed to build the strength and resiliency of the learners so they can continue to grow!Course runs for 6 weeks and there is also a feedback session for parents/caregivers of the participants.