Even the biggest challenges seem smaller when we take a step closer, roll up our sleeves and take action.
By investing in the social and emotional well-being of learners, Community Keepers create supportive school communities where learning and development can prosper.
We establish ourselves at schools, where we deliver professional services to learners, educators and parents or guardians.
We build long-term relationships
individuals, their families and communities, Step up.
we partner with school management to ensure that they are active partners, directly involved in the planning, execution and monitoring of all services and programmes.
OUR SCHOOL-BASED OFFICES ARE MANAGED BY A REGISTERED COUNSELLOR WHO BUILDS LONG-TERM RELATIONSHIPS WITH LEARNERS, EDUCATORS AND PARENTS. OFFICES ARE OPEN ON ALL WEEKDAYS DURING SCHOOL TERMS.
WE SYSTEMATICALLY IMPLEMENT OUR SERVICES AND PROGRAMMES, FOCUSING ON ONE GRADE DURING OUR FIRST YEAR OF IMPLEMENTATION. ANNUALLY, WE PRESENT THE FOLLOWING SERVICES AND PROGRAMMES TO ONE ADDITIONAL GRADE UNTIL THE WHOLE SCHOOL IS ACCOMMODATED:
AT THIS STAGE, LEARNERS, EDUCATORS AND PARENTS BECOME THE DRIVERS OF THE INITIAL AS WELL AS NEW PROGRAMMES. WE STAY INVOLVED WITH INITIATIVES WHILST FOCUSING MORE RESOURCES ON SUPPORT SERVICES.
DURING THIS LAST STEP, WE SYSTEMATICALLY DECREASE RESOURCES AS MORE RESPONSIBILITIES ARE GIVEN TO COMMUNITY MEMBERS. THE DETAILS OF THIS PHASE REMAINS TO BE FINALISED AS WE WILL BE ENTERING THE FIRST CYCLE OF THIS PHASE IN 2014.
R90 is the average fee for employing a Community Keepers psychologists, counsellor or social worker for 45 minutes. However, for 30 minutes contact with a learner, an additional 15 minutes is needed for preparation and administration (report writing, referrals and feedback). Therefore, we guarantee that for every R90 donated, a minimum of 30 minutes time will be spent with a learner.
Having school-based counselling services for children means teachers can focus on education. http://t.co/3jWFmdwnge
By supporting children with their 'baggage' they can learn and be successful in life! http://t.co/zW5LiztXVD
Children who are supported and cared for can confidently pursue their future! http://t.co/3B98HwILmM
Our career guidance helped Melricha her make a good career choice. Now she is making a difference in others' lives. http://t.co/CLbqaIzVaM
Children can learn when their emotional and social needs are met! http://t.co/He4C3EOSwU
This is where we play! http://t.co/5loxLT9kYU
Nothing makes us happier than seeing children happy and able to learn. http://t.co/ZUtLDg1rhb
Children at this school can access professional support so that they can make the most of each school day. http://t.co/tt7kGg9qaS
Schools are not the only ones to blame for the more than 50% dropout rate in our country. http://t.co/pxUnSAS6s5