The model employs numerous initiatives to holistically support and educate the various members of the community:
• Numeracy Initiative: currently operating sessions with Grade Twos twice weekly to strengthen fundamental mathematical concepts;
• Life Skills Education: an eight session basic-values program run in primary and high schools addressing issues such as bullying and making good choices;
• Leadership Development: workshops are run with Grade Sevens and student leaders to explore the different characteristics and styles of successful leaders;
• Eve Project: distribution of feminine hygiene products enabling young girls to stay at school;
• Teens and College Health Outreach: a registered nurse offers information on how the body works and how to take care of it;
• Kids/Teens Clubs: run in the afternoons for children aged 3-18 with age-appropriate activities. Holiday clubs are also run. Students receive value-based education on sexual abstinence and other lifestyle topics.
• Early Childhood Development (ECD): In partnership with Think Twice, assistance is given to preschools that are not yet registered, and assists practitioners in basic skills and knowledge in preparation for their Further Education and Training Certificate. They are given training in the basic management of crèches and preschools as well as curriculum planning. Staff representatives attend the meetings of the ECD forum;
• Parenting talks and workshops are run, paying attention to the context and needs of particular groups;
• Mother Care: providing vital education and practical support to mothers with new babies to improve maternal and child health;
• Fatherhood Program: encourages fathers on how and why they should be actively involved in the raising of their children;
• Family Strengthening: a social response to all the other components of Living Right through home visits and the development of referral networks with other NGOs and resources so that people can be helped to access available resources in their communities;
• Way To Work Programs: run to equip young people with the soft skills required to get a job and keep it
The various initiative facilitators are recruited from the community, thereby empowering local communities to care for themselves.
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CEI approaches in actionStudent supportTutoringExtra-curricular activitiesLearning materials for studentsMentorship/internship/job placementParental/community engagement in support of studentsSchool supportCommunity EngagementEthics & Values/ReligionMath/numeracyLiteracy21st century skills (soft skills)Entrepreneurship skillsVocational/technical skillsArt & Music
Model details2000Not-for-profitOtherLife OrientationEthics & Values/ReligionMath/numeracyLiteracy21st century skills (soft skills)Entrepreneurship skillsVocational/technical skillsArt & MusicActiveLong-term project
BeneficiariesOut-of-school childrenOrphans and vulnerable children
All of the services are offered to the beneficiaries at no cost.
Number of facilitators: 16July, 2014
The program started in 2000 with a Teen Club focused on equipping youth with tools to make wise decisions. In 2009 the need was identified for an initiative responding to early childhood development. In 2013 the numeracy component was added.
There is a plan to develop the activities offered at afternoon clubs to structure meaningful homework assistance and enrichment opportunities for the students. Living Right also aims to increase the reach to parents with new babies.
Monitoring & EvaluationYes
• Register of attendance at all initiatives;
• Two staff members visiting initiatives regularly for on-site evaluation;
• The team responsible for each initiative meets once a week for a feedback session;
• Monthly teams provide narrative feedback to the Implementing OrganizationInternal assessment performanceUser satisfactionAbility to reach the poorTeacher attendanceStudent attendanceStudent retentionIncreased enrollmentCost effectiveness/value for moneyNo