Teaching teenagers to dream big

2016-06-14 06:00

A school holiday programme will aim to teach Ocean View learners to dream again.

The programme, held by the Ocean View Care Centre, will run for three weeks and will teach teenagers to plan for their future as well as confront emotional issues.

The holiday programme will run at the Ocean View Library in the afternoons from Monday 27 June.

Violence in Ocean View has traumatised many of the youth, says the care centre founder, Johann Kikillus, and as a result “many have stopped dreaming”.

The programme will include life coaching and career counselling to help teens choose school subjects and a career path.

The programme will also include skills training in public speaking.

“The purpose of this programme is to provide guidance and life coaching for teenagers in Ocean View. It is a sad fact that many of the youth have no real direction in life or good role models who can point them the right direction,” he says.

The programme will also provide a safe space for pupils during the holiday period, Kikillus says.

The wintre school holidays have in the past brought an increase in child abuse, says Kikillus (“Time of the predators, People’s Post, 30 June 2015).

This is possibly due to the fact that people spend more time indoors and the level of boredom increases, he previously told People’s Post.

At the same time, due to poor weather, victims are less likely to go searching for help, he says.

The increase of sexual abuse cases, which included rape, over the holiday period was previously confirmed by Wynberg police cluster spokesperson Angie Latchman.

“Most of the victims were aged between eight and 13 and the perpetrators were either a family member or a friend,” she says.

Kikillus is appealing for assistance in donations for the programme – there is a need for food, stationery and funding for an outing.

V To donate or get involved, contact Johan Kikillus on 084 280 2213 or email johann@soteriaministries.org.za

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