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.
Schools are not the only ones to blame for the more than 50% dropout rate in our country. http://t.co/pxUnSAS6s5
From getting help to helping others. Lucinda's inspirational story at https://t.co/jgscecvEHp http://t.co/RXwBtlmJRz
Meet the real Keepers!!! Our mentors serving at a local hospital this week. http://t.co/CbG5ql8A8o
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