Happiness is…another good news story, highlighting the reality that a child is never helped in isolation; the parents and siblings always become part of the outreach and the holistic solution in putting the child on the road to recovery.
Kidstop’s focus is to connect with the children and youth, through street outreach and the Drop-in Centre. At Kidstop the children find a safe environment where they can learn informally and get motivated to prepare for mainstream schooling. These children are placed into mainstream schools with great success.
StreetSmart George provided YFC Kidstop with funding towards a child and youth care worker salary.
We held a Parenting Skills training workshop for those parents whose children were on the street and attending the Drop-in Centre. We had such a wonderful time of fellowship, encouragement, training, fun and amazing food as well. The eleven parents that attended the three days had benefited tremendously. They were given an assignment to implement what they had learnt and had to give feedback the following day. The parents then said that they understood how important it was to be a responsible parent. One parent said that the training came at the right time as she and her daughter were always fighting about everything. She said that she learned to communicate in a soft tone of voice and not to shout and that her daughter listened to her and she was able to listen to her daughter.