“It is in playing and only in playing that the individual child or adult is able to be creative and to use the whole personality, and it is only in being creative that the individual discovers the self.”
Donald Woods Winnicott
Every day pressure and hardship is a part life for many South Africans, however the consequences of adding a pandemic to the list is certainly having profound effects on our mental health.
We at Sisanda FunDaytion have remained a consistent force driving the care of mental health within communities and we take our role very seriously. We are always innovating and finding new ways to help communities to connect with each other in positive and uplifting ways.
Our Play@Home program in the Gugulethu community is now moving into its fourth phase with the training of new Ambassadors to provide skills and techniques for the upliftment of children and families which empowers whole communities to take care of each other and spend time engaging with their children and peers.
Our programme encourage ordinary citizens to perform acts of generosity and kindness which breathes a new positive and happy atmosphere within communities, allowing a small reprieve from very real hardship and pressures.