Twelve facilitators and coordinators were trained in June 2016 in Heidelberg. These are being deployed to engage communities in a programme that enhances self-mastery and interpersonal skills. This programme helps engender the spirit of responsibility in people as well as compassion and cooperation among people in organisations and communities. The effect that it has is to eliminate the blaming mode of thinking in the mindset of society, thus combating the conflict that threatens to cause widespread disorder and destabilisation in society.
Three seminars were conducted in Bronkorspruit in the month of June covering in excess of 200 individuals. These were engaged in the Soultalk programme of self-mastery and interpersonal skills. The feedback was predictably pleasant enthusiastic and inspiring, promising that these individuals will have a positive influence to others, including members of their families, friends, colleagues and anyone else they would come into contact with.
In the month of July, more that 300 owners of crèches in East London and Butterworth in the Eastern Cape were trained. The significance of this kind of profile is that these individuals will bring great social change in the communities they live and work in. First and foremost, they will definitely bring about positive influence and generate self-love in the hearts and minds of the children in their care; on average, they are exposed to 80 children each in their crèches. Secondly, they are exposed to the parents of these children. Clearly, in the short, medium and long term, there is great positive and inspirational influence that will be brought to bear on the communities that all these persons, the trainees, the children in their care and the parents will bring to bear in society.
In the same month of July, more than 50 members of the KwaMaphumulo clan near Stanger in KwaZulu Natal were engaged in the same way. So impressed were they that they have demanded to have more seminars. Another seminar is going to be conducted on the 25th and 26th August, covering more that 60 young people. There great hope there.
Again in Amanzimtoti in KwaZulu Natal another groups of youth was trained in July.