2016 has been the year of redefining ourselves and growing from strength to strength. We have streamlined our programs and formed a more holistic and personal approach, touching the lives of over 70 children.
Not only have we seen the change that we have made in our girls and boys but so have:
Their parents: Who are coming to meetings and events. Taking part in fundraisers but most importantly becoming part of their children's lives and future.
The baseball community: The clubs have slowly come to know our name and have seen the talent Ocean View Saints have, with encouraging us to take our children
to Western Province try outs, inviting us to tournaments, attending our functions, etc.
And most importantly our children are seeing a difference within themselves.
Our partnership for funding has begun to pay off with our bank account starting to flourish. Even with the progress and success we are beginning to experience, there is still a lot of work and improvement needed.
Again, a big thank you to our core team, without you none of this is possible. Our aim for this year should be to concentrate on taking Children A'loud to the next step, streamline our programs, offer a winter program,
take the next step for our baseball boys by sending them for trials, possibly connect with an American baseball team, streamline our website and updates thereof, encourage our older learners to give back and begin to assist in
coaching our younger teams.
Programs running effectively
Baseball (including a home run derby)
Counselling (for children in our mentorship programme)
Family counselling (victims of violence and gangsterism)
Drug programs (including a weekend away to reflect)
Holiday programme June and Dec school holidays
Career Guidance (including 2 job shadows and application to education institutions)
Lifeskills Camp June and October school holidays
Tamlin Klein (Bsc OT)