INCORPORATING 'MIND BODY SOUL' IN OUR APPROACH TO CHILD DEVELOPMENT
"A human rights based approach is a conceptual framework for the process of human development based on international human rights standards directed to promoting and protecting human rights. It seeks to analyse inequalities which lie at the heart of development problems and redress discriminatory practices and unjust distributions of power that impede development progress." (UNICEF.org)
Project Playground recognizes the strives of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development for universal peace and has implemented it's mission into our daily work for a more equal society. Through Project Playground's holistic approach to child and youth development, several of the UN Sustainable Development Goals are addressed. The goals in colour are what we are currently contributing to within our organisation.
BUILDING SAFER COMMUNITIES TOGETHER
Project Playground's work is in line with the aims and goals of the Western Cape Government Safety Plan which was created and implemented to build safer communities.
"Reducing and preventing violence calls for a holistic life-course approach, which recognises and responds to the different needs of individuals as they progress through their life trajectories. Therefore, solutions are necessarily long termed aimed at building the collective resilience of our households and communities to crime and trauma."(Western Cape Government Safety Plan)
MIND BODY SOUL METHOD
Project Playground is convinced that the development and success of a society can be predicted by how it approaches child development. Child development is governed by policies such as the ones mentioned above, that are effectively in place, set out by various departments within governments, but is also influenced by the socioeconomic impact, be it negative or positive. We hold these departments accountable through partnerships but also by putting pressure on duty bearers to implement what they have committed to. Project Playground is influenced and motivated by the efforts of law makers and global organisations, and draw much inspiration from the latest research and findings on child development. Our mind, body and soul method is developed and designed to foster independent individuals, who in their everyday lives strive to contribute financially, democratically and peacefully to the progress of the world. With a various amount of tools, we strengthen and develop: