The Voice Project
The Voice Project is our response to the harsh societal realities affecting young people’s lives in South Africa. Over the years we have witnessed the difference Narratively orientated teachers, principals and youth care workers make by actively creating contexts in which young people can begin to re-story their lives. The Cape Town Narrative Co-Op now offers an Introductory workshop specifically designed to introduce Narrative Practice to school principals and directors of NPO’s and their staff.
Our training and combined working experience brings a depth of perspective, making our workshops relevant for people working in all areas - from early childhood to young adulthood education.
The Voice Project is divided into three phases
Phase 1: Principals and deputy principals who have expressed an interest in our work are invited to attend our Voice workshop. As with our first Voice workshop for principals in 2017, this year’s workshop will also be fully funded by George Ducharme and Francois Conradie of Ducharme Consulting.
Phase 2: Principals who want their members of staff to attend a future Voice workshop, are invited to apply for a workshop to be presented at their school/ organisation. A workshop format that seems to work best for teachers is to spread the workshop over three afternoon sessions.
Phase 3: As part of Voice, we offer the school six to eight weekly Narrative mentoring sessions with interested teachers for one term following the workshop, around themes of their choice. It is our experience that these mentoring sessions are key for Narrative ideas to take root and become sustainable practice in a school.