Connecting and building resilience through play...
"Play is the Highest Form of Research" - Albert Einstein
Who We Are
Sisanda FunDaytion is a not-for-profit organisation changing the lived experience and future outlook of vulnerable children and youth in Cape Town, South Africa by helping them to strengthen relationships, build resilience and to learn and grow through play.
We believe in equality, inclusion and each individuals unique potential, and we are passionate about the potential of play.
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A world in which all children can experience the joy of being children and have the relationships and resilience to thrive.
To inspire and empower positive role models who, through a trauma-informed approach, uplift the mental well-being and foster resilience in vulnerable children and youth through the power of play.
Trust number: IT 3973/2009
NPO number: 080-949 NPO
Section 18a: PBO 930033409
B BBEEE Level 1 status
We believe in the importance of play and recreation for healthy, holistic development of the mind, body and spirit. Life skills strengthened through enjoyable experiences can help to support mental health and build a resilient, creative, curious and driven individual.
We believe enjoyment and choice open our minds and fun and laughter open our hearts.
A vital foundation of resilience is in having trusted relationships. This is how we learn who we are and develop a sense of safety in this world.
Positive relationships help children to manage daily stresses and teach healthy ways not only to survive, but to thrive. Positive role models and nurturing networks can help children understand their mental health and to build resilience.
We believe that curiosity, inspiration and dreams for the future come from exposure to novel ideas, experiences and shared moments.
By feeding the mind to what exists and what's possible, we can ignite a spark. Confident curiosity and creativity can unveil a child's uniqueness and signal to those around them how to nurture their potential!
Generosity of spirit
We believe that everyone can, and wants to, make a contribution to bettering this world.
We aim to break down barriers and create opportunities to experience the joy and personal value of giving and connecting. We believe that a better future for us all lies in our ability to be curious, to respect differences, and have the confidence to engage.
A Youth Leadership programme empowering young people and creating opportunities for them to influence the future of their communities.
Experiential excursions connecting diverse groups of people to open minds to curiosity and creativity and to impart tools for personal and community resilience.
A community-based family strengthening programme implemented by Play Ambassadors to encourage intergenerational connection and nurturing in the home.
After schools recreation and learning groups led by play ambassadors or volunteers.