Little Sunbeams

Our Little Sunbeams project is aimed at bringing rays of hope to children in vulnerable communities and building lasting relationships with families.

Vision

To nurture, care and love children ages 4 – 12 years, breaking the barriers of child deprivation of basic needs in marginalised communities.

Mission

The Healing Heart Foundation creates a safe place to nurture emotional growth, stimulate development and strengthen family attachments and parental bonding, through offering a variety of activities, life skills and development workshops.

Why is Little Sunbeams Needed?

11.9% of children in the Western Cape are underweight
Child deprivation and limited therapeutic intervention in communities affected by poverty
78% of South African children up to Grade 4 cannot read with meaning

Current Services

  • Indoor and outdoor activities
  • Therapeutic art
  • Play therapy
  • Relationship and family restoration
  • One on one coaching and counselling for parents
  • Educational experiences and outings
  • Story-telling
  • One to one reading tutoring
  • Creative puppet shows
  • Activities to stimulate and improve reading abilities
  • Educator upskilling
  • Parenting skills workshops – including identifying possible signs of behaviour on the autism spectrum
  • Personal development workshops for parents
  • Providing nutritious meals and snacks
  • Healthy eating and lifestyle workshops

Little Sunbeams In Action