Cape Town Monkeys – CWBSA Sinuvoyo Project Update

For the past 12 weeks, Clowns Without Borders South Africa has been implementing the Sinvouyo Caring Families Programme with vulnerable families in Cape Town affected by HIV/AIDS, intimate partner violence, and poverty.

Each week, mothers from the community have made it their daily practice to use positive parenting skills with their children at home. They have learned the benefits of child-led play, talking about feelings, wrapping their child in language, using praise and rewards to encourage good behaviour, setting limits and establishing household rules to keep their children safe, and using effective discipline strategies that are nonviolent and help their children problem solve and learn responsibility.

Sock Monkey delegates are used in storytelling and exercises that promote better understanding and communication between parents and children and as you can see from the pictures below, bring big smiles wherever they go! Thanks to Operatives from Ione Community School in OR, Eatonville Public Library in ON and Gunnison High School in CO and the one and only Elaine Helen Myhre from MN for contributing sock critters for the mission!

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