Local project teaches young kids tools for life

A Cape Town initiative is helping kids manage stress and simultaneously develop self-esteem.

The Kids Who Can Community is a project that aims to provide young children with a safe space to learn about themselves, explains founder and facilitator Michelle Schoon.

We help kids learn to manage what life throws at them.

Michelle Schoon, founder and facilitator at Kids Who Can Community

We empower children to take responsibility for their feelings.

Michelle Schoon, founder and facilitator at Kids Who Can Community

We teach tools for life... Children as young as six are stressed.

Michelle Schoon, founder and facilitator at Kids Who Can Community

Schoon says the programme equips children with the techniques and tools to deal with life's challenges.

The project offers practical courses and workshops to all children aged between six and 13.

The community platform was born after Schoon's son experienced school bullying at the age of 10, six years ago.

The programme now has nine facilitators who teach across the Cape Peninsula with backgrounds in teaching, psychology and counselling.

Schoon says Kids Who Can Community plans to develop a programme for teenagers in the near future.

She advises that the programme is not only for 'problem children' and explains how children can benefit and what the different courses entail.

To learn more, visit the Kids Who Can Community Facebook page.

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