AQEEL | Aqeel is 11 years old, lives in Lavender Hill and is part of the Yoga Club.
Top left: This photo is of me and Miss Jadene took this photo. This is what brings me peace.
Top right: This photo is of my baby sister. I love her so much and she is so pretty.
Bottom left: This photo is of my community tuck shop. We like the food they sell except the man showing his middle finger.
Bottom right: This photo is of me and my cat but this day was so hot. I chose to take a photo of my cat because he is so naughty.
AYABULELA | Ayabulela is 12 years old, lives in Khayelitsha and is part of the Crown Sisters Young Women’s Club.
Top left: This photo is of me and my fellow Crown Sisters whom I’m in the ECP programme with. They are the ones who are close to me because they are in the same class as me. They are Likhona, Lelona, me (Ayabulela) and Zamokuhle.
Top right: This photo is of a Samalian shop, spaza shop. It is the nearest shop that we have in my community. We mostly buy little things like cold-drinks, bread and snacks. And it’s where I get help when I need to search something for school, since there’s a free ‘WIFI’.
Bottom left: This is a photo of me and my little brother whom I love. We are at my home where I live with my family. It’s us as siblings having fun like dancing.
Bottom right: This photo is of the most significant person in my community. She is also related to me by our clan names. She is the person that solves the community debates and problems. She helps many families and people.
KEEREN | Keeren is 10 years old, lives in Lavender Hill and is part of the Yoga Club.
Top left: When I am at the park with my cousin playing and sliding. When ever we on the slide we have fun. I love the park.
Top right: This photo has memory. And it is very nice to see me and my family together. I am happy. I always have fun.
Bottom left: When my cousin goes to shop and buys sweets. When we done by the shop we go to the park to have some fun.
Bottom right: My Earthchild Project teacher is so amazing. Whenever I come to yoga the first person I see is Claumi. She always have a smile on her face. I love her.
LIKHONA | Likhona is 11 years old, lives in Khayelitsha and is part of the Yoga Club.
Top left: This photo shows that I love yoga and I do yoga at home. Yoga is my best thing and I feel amazing when I do yoga.
Top right: This photo shows my home where I live. I want to show people how my home looks and be confident about my home.
Bottom left: This photo shows where I buy fruit and veg.
Bottom right: This photo shows me and my best friend at school. She is supportive and shows how important it is to have a friend. She makes me feel happy.
SUZAN | Suzan is 12 years old, lives in Lavender Hill and is part of the Yoga Club.
Top left: This is a photo of me and my family during load shedding when Eskom decides to take a break. I love them so much. They support me through thick and thin whether I have a flu or I passed.
Top right: This photo is of me meditating before going to bed. My hair is all messed up OMG! Meditating gives me a cool mind and I love doing it.
Bottom left: This photo is of my classroom where I learn new things almost everyday. I know it looks untidy but the table with the purple bottle is my table and it is tidy. I am learning to become a great doctor one day and achieve good marks.
Bottom right: I chose to take a photograph of the complex that I live in and the trees and mountains in the background. I grew up here and I feel at home when I am here.
MIHLALI | Mihlali is 12 years old, lives in Khayelitsha and is part of the Eco Warrior Club.
Top left: This is a photo of me doing yoga next to my garden. I love to do yoga and feel the noise, smell, and the sounds of the flowers surrounding me.
Top right: This is a photo of my community and how it looks like. My community mean a lot to me and I believe that I can make a big change to it.
Bottom left: This is a photo of me playing a game with the children of my community. I love playing this game and I realised it makes me gain new friends and access to exercise.
Bottom right: This is a photo of my best friends at the school garden. My best friends and I have a very close friendship and they supported me with this project.
CHADWIN | Chadwin is 14 years old, lives in Lavender Hill and is part of the Hiking Club.
Top left: On the hike when we explored about nature, we exercised and most of all enjoyed ourselves. We had a lot of fun and learned a lot about nature. This is something I like doing.
Top right: My name is Chadwin. I like to explore nature. I am in Primary School and like nature. I took this picture to show a little of how I look. I like the way I am.
Bottom left: This is my house I build. I love building. It is one of the things that makes me happy. And I love doing it.
Bottom right: This ECP garden is where I like being to calm me down. It helps me to think of what is right or wrong. It keeps me calm and listening to nature. It helps me think of the future.
NASIPHI | Nasiphi is 13 years old, lives in Khayelitsha and is part of the Eco Warrior Club.
Top left: This is a picture of me and my friends at a place where we feel safe at school. These are my friends that I attend with the Eco Warrior classes. They also encourage me to do more about the environment.
Top right: This picture is about my dogs at home. My dogs are my best friends. When I am not okay they make me feel better. Although they do not talk, but they do make me happy. They saved me from danger. I was nearly robbed in my area. My dogs barked until the robbers ran. They saved me from many things. They are like my family now.
Bottom left: This is a picture of our school garden.
Bottom right: This photo is about breakfast at school. I love eating breakfast. Learners at school love eating porridge. Some even fight just because they want to eat. Me and my friends hang out to eat porridge because we love it. Porridge bring people together.
RUWAYDAH | Ruwaydah is 12 years old, lives in Lavender Hill and is part of the Yoga Club.
Top left: This photo is my siblings getting ready to pray. This was our final prayer for the day. I’ve got 8 sisters and 1 brother and I am the middle child.
Top right: This is a photo of me during load shedding doing some yoga. I am doing it on the kitchen floor. I felt stressed and needed some calming down. It really helps me calm down.
Bottom left: This is a photo of where I play during interval. And this is all the plants. I want to remember how the school looked from the inside because this is my last year in this school. And I am then going to high school.
Bottom right: This is a photo of my uncle before making sala. He always leads us during sala. He is the one who always makes me laugh. There is no other way to say it.
SISANDA | Sisanda is 14 years old, lives in Khayelitsha and is part of the Hiking Club
Top left: This is a photo of me having fun laughing along with my friends. I took this photo because it will remind me of the last hike we went on and those are the days I will never forget.
Top right: This photo is about encouraging children in school to keep our school clean. I took this photo because I also learned in Eco Warriors that we must keep our environment clean.
Bottom left: This is my home where I stay with my family. This is where I come from. I feel loved and this is where I get love and I learn family values from my grandmother.
Bottom right: It is about the view, enjoying being on top of the mountain. I was happy we managed to all get on top of the mountain smiling and having fun.
ZAKHE | Zakhe is 13 years old, lives in Khayelitsha and is part of the Hiking Club.
Top left: This photo is about me at my school. I love my school. I love where I am learning from.
Top right: This photo is about my mum. She is the home chef and her food tastes so yummy.
Bottom left: This photo is about where my water comes from. I want to show you where my house water comes from.
Bottom right: This photo is about my home garden. At home we love to plant our own food.
TARYN | Taryn is 14 years old, lives in Lavender Hill and is part of the Girls Club.
Top left: It’s of me doing my favourite hobby, reading. I’m laying on my bed just relaxing. I love reading because it keeps my mind focused on the right things, not the wrong things.
Top right: It’s about what I eat at school. To show all the things I eat every day. To show what I love eating. I eat six slices of bread, orange, pack chips and a bottle of cooldrink.
Bottom left: This photo is about my grandma. The person that I live with. Because she’s the one that took care of me when no one else did. She raised me to be the person I am today.
Bottom right: This photo is of my favourite teacher. She is very dear to me. She is my mentor, pillar and my helping hand. She’s the reason I became head girl.