Integrating leadership training and life skills in engaging and experiential ways
Little Yogis Club
In line with our aim of equipping children with practical life-skills, yoga is an important part of our programme. Yoga works on all aspects of a person: physical, mental and emotional. When practised regularly it creates more flexibility, strength, coordination and self-awareness; reduces stress and improves concentration; creates calmness and an increased sense of peace and connection to self.
The Earthchild Facilitators, as well as several dedicated volunteer yoga teachers, run weekly classes after school. We have many dedicated little yogis who not only come to their weekly classes but even do their own daily practice of postures, breathing exercises and meditation.
“I love yoga because it makes me fresh and powerful. Every morning I do yoga before I wash my body. My favourite posture is tree.” Zola Matembisa, Grade 7
The Eco-Warriors Club
Our Eco Warrior Clubs are an opportunity for us to work with smaller groups of mixed age children. Our aim is to integrate leadership training, life skills and environmental education in a way that is engaging and experiential.
Sessions are often held outdoors and the children are motivated to understand the role that each of them plays in our environment. They conduct waste audits, initiative school wide awareness campaigns, set up vegetable gardens and more. In addition, guest speakers are organised to present on topics such as endangered species and conservation career opportunities.
“The Earth is our home. I promise to help make it healthy and beautiful.” Morgan, Grade 6