At Resilient Kids SA we believe that everyone’s story is important and that telling that story is a part of the process towards becoming resilient. Every story has multiple strands that weave together to make the whole. To change the analogy, our lives are like rivers made up of and fed by many tributaries and streams, some of which are underground. We believe this is true of both individuals and communities. We believe that uncovering, owning, grieving, celebrating, reframing, and participating in our story is part of the process towards wholeness. We also believe that it is a lifelong process.
Just as we encourage people to explore their own stories it is important for us, as an organisation and as individuals in the team, to discover and tell our own stories. The Resilient Kids story can be found in the our history section. Here you will find the team member's individual stories – or the parts, streams, threads that are relevant to the work.
Kay has many years of experience working as a trainer and counsellor in NGOs and local churches that work with at risk children – both in South Africa and other African countries.
As a lifelong learner, Kay continuously hones her skills in developing and implementing training initiatives that equip others to promote the well-being of children, especially those in challenging situations.
Barbara had over 20 years experience as a high school teacher - in England, Zimbabwe, and Cape Town - before she moved into creating and facilitating experiential learning spaces for adults and children.
Like Kay, she is always acquiring new knowledge and looking for ways to use it to improve Resilient Kids SA's courses.
Holger, who is Founder Director of Mercy Aids, applies his wisdom, skills and experience in running projects and camps wherever Resilient Kids SA needs them.
As one of Resilient Kids SA's first trainees, Precious has lived and modelled our principles in her family and community. Precious has participated in multiple workshops and trained as a Resilient Kids facilitator.
In 2018, Precious (and her team) went to Zimbabwe to launch Resilient Kids Zimbabwe - through a kids club holiday program.
Precious' main role is to establish and direct RK Zim but will continue to give us her insight into how we structure workshops and courses.
Candice has worked for many years with children with autism. More recently. she has begun to work more and more with children who experience difficulties due to things such as: trauma, loss, adverse circumstances and experiences.
Candice's main role is to lead and continue to develop the Resilient Kids SA Family Intervention programs. But like all team members she is part of shaping our courses and workshops.
Camps - Youth
Christopher joins our team after years of school, youth, and camp ministry with churches and NPOs. He has been part of Connect Networks's Camp Africa with us since 2016.
Christopher is an ordained minister who promotes and models emotional and mental well-being as vital to spiritual growth.
He heads up Camp work and promote resilience and emotional regulation/agility as he mentors youth and works alongside pastors.