Weekend with 9-12 year olds in Johannesburg, South Africa

Here is a brief report on Stefan’s time in Africa in November 2013:

On my forth visit to South Africa and after leading numerous BoysToMen ROPAs in Joburg (see photos at the bottom) I returned in November 2013 to Johannesburg where we conducted the first GenDerations Weekend for 9-12 year old girls AND boys with a co-ed staff of 14 people. The training is called the “Honeyguide Weekend”. Mind you: until starting GenDerations we worked as BoysToMen Joburg exclusively with boys ages 12-17. It was an awesome experience in the African busch.

A group photo and the final circle where we hold a rope under tension at hip level, so that a participant can walk the rope as a symbolism for how the community got together in trust beyond the generation gap, beyond race and gender. There is much to share about this weekend as it could have implications on the future of our work.

Mentor Training in Soweto, South Africa

Also attached a group picture of the Mentor Training in Soveto the weekend after with 24 social workers from various mentoring and youth related organizations:

“We have just had a very enriching youth mentorship training day at Phaphama – thank you so much to Stefan for facilitating with such wisdom, authenticity and passion. It was just what we at Phaphama needed, and we know that the other organizations that attended benefitted a great deal too.”

Judy Conners, Director Phaphama NGO, Soweto, South Africa

Here are a few testimonials on the Honeyguide Weekend:

Assessment of the Botswana Educational System, Feb. 2015

Here are a few pics from the assessment task of the educational system commissioned by the government of Botswana and the Youth Leadership Trust in the UK. My team of facilitators from Soweto, South Africa and myself interviewed a broad spectrum of people from business, churches, school, NGO/NPO youth programs and politicians.