How do we enable access to Yoga and Mindfulness programmes in at-risk communities?
eduSOIL NPO enables access to holistic development programmes for children in underserved communities. We do this by engaging with schools who want to provide our specialised support for their learners and pay us a % of programme expenses. We then seek funding support for materials and teacher fees at programmes at our partner schools.
Who are we working with in 2018?
Our 200 children are from the following schools & organisations located in at-risk communities in Johannesburg:
- Streetlight Schools, Jeppestown (Year 3)
- Kgololo Academy, Alexandra (Year 2)
- Belly Delly Day Care centre, Kensington (Year 2)
How do we develop the Social and Emotional skills of young children?
We teach weekly yoga and mindfulness lessons that help these learners to:
-Increase attentiveness, metacognition & self-motivation
-Manage anxiety and impulsivity with greater emotional resilience
-Increase body-awareness & improve flexibility, strength, balance
-Develop empathy & self-compassion to reduce reactivity in difficult situations
Why is this programme needed?
Around 3 million children under the age of 6 face an increased loss of development potential due to toxic stress. As many as 8-11% of children and adolescents suffer from an anxiety that effects their ability to get on with their lives.
While ADHD is believed to affect 10% of the South African population & is prevalent in every ethnic and socio-economic cluster, and the Anti Drug Alliance of SA reports an overuse and misuse of Ritalin in SA schools & universities, there is limited access holistic development tools like mindfulness and yoga which promote mental and emotional health and wellbeing.
How can you help develop the Social & Emotional Skills of our children?
By donating just $9 per month or one $108 donation, you can sponsor a child for the 2018 programme. Make a difference in our children’s lives!
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