Soccer2 In 2007 we joined the Amandla Ku Lutsha soccer league that is designed for children living in children’s homes like ours. As a result, we saw their soccer skills and life skills of those participating improve, although this did not include all of the community youth that we serve. Therefore, we started another Emasithandane Football Club that would include all community children. In 2008 we joined Nyanga Local Football Association which helps the youth with life skills and promotes their talent to the next level of soccer.

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After-School2We work with CHOSA (Children of South Africa) volunteers twice a week to put on after-school programming for the children. The program teaches general English classes that focus on all four skill areas: listening, reading, writing and speaking as well as the study of vocabulary and grammar. We help them to better understand their school work and assignments.

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Performing-Arts2Our children have always shown passion for cultural dance and music. They have joined together and have formed dance and music groups on their own.  They have had the opportunity to perform at local functions and this has allowed them to showcase their talent. We believe in the importance of creative development because it allows children to express themselves in meaningful ways.

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Trainings-and-workshops1 Workshops are conducted by our experienced management team. Presentations take one-day or less in length whereby we raise awareness of HIV/AIDS and teach life skills to our children. We provide skills via teaching about direct experiences that are used to handle problems and questions commonly encountered in the daily lives of children. Our staff goes for further training to other institutions to boost their understanding in working with children. Among other things, Emasi has created job opportunities for ten people including five Care-givers who received training in ECD (Early Childhood Development).
short-P2Short Programmes are activities, trainings, and events that raise awareness for Emasi or teach basic skills for our children and also serve as fundraisers. They are usually put on by a joint effort of the Emasi management team and friends/supporters.

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Emasithandane has decided to come up with programmes for the children living at Emasi and those who are living in the community. The aim is to keep them active, busy, and energetic.
Programmes include:

With over 80 children competing in two leagues from the age of 10 years to adults, the aim of soccer at Emasi is to take the children away from the street corners, the environment that often leads to a life of drugs and crime activities. By getting them involved with soccer, we teach them how to behave on and off the field.

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We provide after school classes to improve the children’s English literacy, which enhances the education they get at school.

Inspired by an inherent love for singing, dancing and drama, we have a growing performing arts programme that enables the children to express themselves and learn about their culture.

To improve skills both for the children and the care givers, we facilitate training workshops, often by linking up with other organisations.

Short programmes are special events where we bring awareness to an issue or introduce the children to a new interest or possible career path.

Block 6 No 3
Sithandatu Ave, Mthandeki Street
Nyanga East, 7755
Cape Town
(Opposite to Nyanga Community Health Centre/Clinic)
Mr Siyanda Nkewana
Managing Coordinator
+27 (0) 79 255 7552
Miss Hazel Maposela
+27 (0) 76 1551 475

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