This was an initiative of the Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation (CRF) through the Thari Programme to support women & children with psycho-social support services. SADAG partnered with the foundation to facilitate this support to the Diepsloot Combined School community.
The support services rendered involved
1. Screening and identification of learners who displayed emotional vulnerability and/or behavioural problems.
2. Referals to relevant professionals and organisations.
3. School talks for the learners and teachers on depression & anxiety, teen suicide, anti–bullying and substance abuse.
Alexa assisted in managing this program in 2019.
MySociaLife - A Digital Citizenship Program empowering learners to be safe and smart online, to thrive in the digital world.
The 8 module program covers a range of issues from critical thinking and cyberbullying to sexuality online, empathy, resilience and managing privacy and reputation online.
In collaboration with founder Dean McCoubrey, Alexa is reviewing and editing modules to include clear, accurate messages around mental health with a wealth of examples, tools and resources that learners, teachers and parents can relate to and implement.
The Tutroom Foundation is a South African education Not-For-Profit Organisation, providing supplementary support in Maths and Science to Grade 12 learners. This assistance is geared to helping learners meet entry requirements into Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) degrees.
Alexa is assisting in creating a mental health awareness dimension to the support offered to students by The Tutroom Foundation.
The Healthcare Workers Care Network (HWCN) is a nationwide healthcare worker support network which offers all healthcare workers across the public and private sectors free support, pro bono therapy, resources, training and psycho-education.
Alexa has been providing pro bono therapy to healthcare workers since the start of the pandemic.