CWBSA organised a successful workshop for new PLH trainers in Durban, June 2019. After assessments are completed, 2 participants will be invited to join the team. Please find feedback from two of the participants:
“We are Ricky and Mhinti Pato, founders of the Sakhisizwe Youth Development Programme with many years of experience working with community and youth development. We applied for the training because we would love to implement the programme to our community and the rest of South Africa and specially to implement it in our own personal lives. We believe that it will transform us as a family, as we are parents of 3 children including a 13 year old teenager.. ‘
The programme encourages a family to have healthy relationships by changing negative behaviours to positive. It capacitates parents with good communication and parental skills, and what we love is that it includes the teens as well! This shows them that they are important and that they are also responsible in building a harmonious home. We have loved all 14 sessions, in particular the method of facilitating the programme. Every person is given an opportunity to participate and Clowns Without Borders is there to guide them by using the collaboration approach, AECP, and the 6 steps to problem solving.
We, as couple are fully endorsing and adopting the values and the principles of this programme. Our advice to other parents will be that it is possible to have a good and healthy relationship with your teens by communicating and connecting with them at their own level. We know change is a process and it is not easy but it’s possible by applying the Sinovuyo Parenting Lifelong Health programmes principles and values.
We, as the Pato family would love to say thank you very much to Clowns Without Borders for giving us this opportunity. It was our first time as a couple to be in Durban and we have enjoyed it. We have met great people with similar values and interests. We’ve enjoyed the training, and Sibongile and her team were amazing in facilitating the training. Each and every day was different and exciting. We just loved the fact that we were all participating which made the training easy to understand and to implement. We are hoping to join the team of Clowns Without Borders and we hope that this will be a partnership of great things to come.”