The Biggest Tour Ever!
The Show of all Shows
Four Countries, Incredible Team Joys, Fantastic Volunteers!
South Africa and Swaziland
Many Thanks and Appreciation
From the Staff of The Big Little Caravan of Joy
From the Team Joy South Africa, Swaziland, Kenya and Uganda:
“The organization and the planning of the whole program was well done and could be seen in all the activities undertaken.”
“This program came at the right time in my life. It has helped me realize my potential and calling. This is great and the joy is mine to be part of Team Joy!”
“I learned how to think on my feet when things are not going they way you planned.” “I learned about the importance of being present with children.”
“ I learnt a lot about leadership and team dynamics. I also learnt about the love, communication and vision needed to lead such a creative team.”
“ I found new approaches and innovative ways to team building through collaborative and participation.”
“ There was a sense of communal unity as the children performed alongside their teachers and parents.”
Creative Arts Workshops
Throughout the 4 month tour, Symposiums and Workshops, entitled a Creative Arts Workshop were held for Community Leaders, Activity Coordinators, Teachers, Artists and Volunteers. The goal of these workshops was to inspire, educate and introduce the staff, who work with orphaned and vulnerable children, a new and exciting curriculum in arts based activities. The hope was that each facilitator would leave having the necessary tools and renewed inspiration to infuse each and every child with something vital - creative arts-based programming.
Designed to cultivate, celebrate and empower the expressive and authentic spirit of each and every child by drawing on the artistry of the performing arts and the magic of creative play, this workshop gave the women and men who work with these children, many ideas on ways to enrich their present day program. Workshops were held in South Africa, Swaziland, Kenya and Uganda.
Activity Coordinators from South Africa involved: (Vusimpio)-Thembani Khumalo, Khumalo Nzuzo, Makhi Ntini, (Nkobongo)-Alzina Gwala, Nomusa Mtamila, Zamo Mngadi, (Siyawela)Faith Mthethwa, Ntombizodwa Japwta, Hlegiwe Mabase, ( Sithokosize)Khosi Dlamani, Nompuelelo, Lindiwe Msibi ( Christianenburg) Khosa Ngcamu, Nlinga Ambrozinf, Petronella Manzi
Facilitators: Sussie Mawara, Innocent Sabee Shozi, Sipho Mdletshe, Sarina Condello, Melanie Rosen
Volunteers: Kyra Vitko, Daniel Steiner, Kristi Herold