OUR SUPERSTAR STAFF
One of our unique strengths as an organisation is our inspiring staff force. They are the father- and mother figures, mentors and role models at all areas of life for our children to look up to and feel supported by. We ask of them to practice what they preach and walk the talk as you can only reproduce who you are. We support them in this through offering monthly one on one coaching sessions and seminars and workshops in order to develop skills and mindsets needed in both their professional and personal life. Trainings range from computer skills, trauma counselling and mindfulness to leadership and self-development.
Our incredible group of staff work together to make the impossible possible. Their talent, skills and hearts know no bounds and they are who make everyday at Project Playground possible.
Office Administrator Gugulethu My vision is that we reached out to all the children currently at Project Playground and try to change lives and how they see things based on their situation. What I love about Project Playground is the difference we make with all the children registered at Project Playground.
Office Administrator Langa To see every child becoming a loving and responsible and successful adult. It is a safe space and a family environment.
Social Worker Gugulethu My vision is to create a space where children are safe and have hope for the future. Project Playground gives children the opportunity to be children where they can play, learn and grow. They work for the best interest of the children.
Chef Gugulethu It creates a sense of community. Project Playground is an organization that has drama, art, music, dance, below 8 classes and soccer. This in order to help the children and youth. Project Playground means so much to me as i can see growth within myself and also improvment in my child's capabilities who is also part of the program. Project Playground is a place of safety and growth for many and that's what it means to me.
Soccer Facilitator Langa My vision is to help my class to have a positive mind that says “I can” in every situation they come across. I love the beautiful smiles I see each and every day, from the kids and the facilitators. Project Playground means a lot to me because they care of people.
POW Caregiver Gugulethu My vision is that I wish for all our participants to be independent so they can do things by themselves. Project Playground is a transformer of many kids and it builds relationships between families.
Life Skills & Football Facilitator Gugulethu My vision is to create open minded participants with high self esteem, who are able to create and utilize available opportunities. By providing a conductive enviroment for them to play and grow and equipping them with the necessary skills and information. What i Love about my job is the responsibility to impact, guide and mentor these children in their lives.
Below 8 Facilitator Gugulethu My vision is to see the children grow up with warm heart and to see Project Playground grow up bigger and bigger. Project Playground is a very special place for the children and they feel safe.
Marketing & PR I want to increase the exposure of PPG and make it a household name in South Africa, particularly Cape Town. I wish for other people to feel the same emotions that I do about the incredible work we do here by giving them a glimpse inside. I love how much all staff genuinely care about our participants. How people go out of their way, at any time of the day, to help others in need. It is one close big family, and we are there for each other through the thick and thin
Social Worker My vision for my work is to create a social work department that focus on prevention rather than intervention and become a blue print for other social work organizations and platforms. Project Playground is what I would call a realistic fantasy. I love that the impossible is possible here.
Soccer Facilitator Langa My vision is to see our participant achieve their dreams whether through sport or academics and as well as becoming a well round and contributing citizen. What I love about Project Playground is that it is like a home away from and create a safe space for our participants. Project Playground means hope and a better future for the youth of both Langa and Gugulethu.
HR & Finance Assistant My vision in my current position at Project Playground is to ensure that all staff have an understanding on saving on finance in order to sustain the successful and effective running of the organization and to ensure that Project Playgrounds finance is in a sound position. It is also my vision that all the staff are empowered through the free training provided as well as other available. I love working with people and Project Playground.
Below8 Facilitator Langa I want to see life being re-born each day with new questions, ideas and friendship. I want to see them striving further by keeping on living, loving and believing in themselves. My vision is most of all to create the best childhood memories, because when you are an adult you always refer to your childhood. I love the fact that PPG creates a safe space for children to play and learn. The fact that they give each child the wings that can withstand any weathe
POW Caregiver Langa My vision is to remove dis- from disable kids and make them believe in themselves. In Project Playground everything is done with love.
POW Caregiver Gugulethu My vision is to make difference for the people living with disability. Project Playground make a difference to our community and to our kids.
Netball Facilitator Langa My vision is to raise healthy, happy and educated children who have the opportunity to go out and pursue the careers and goals they have dreamt of. We are an organization that contributes to social upliftment in our communities and provides opportunities to children.
Drama Facilitator Langa My vision is that our participants should be able to read, write and speak in both english and Xhosa using drama as a tool. I love that weon Project Playground stand for the rights of the kids. Project Playground means I can create a better society through changing the mindset of my participants and their parents.
Soccer Coach Langa My vision is to get experience on how to conduct myself around challenging environment and learn a lot so that I can be able to deal with such things in the future. My vision is also to teach kids so that I can become good example. I love that Project playground is a platform for kid to grow as a person and to become good people in the future.
Chef Gugulethu I want Project Playground to grow bigger. I love the way Project Playground cares for children.
Chef Langa My vision is to see each and every child getting more opportunity so that they can have a brighter future. l love Project Playground because I'm working with kids and I love them. I feel blessed when I'm with Project Playground family and I'm happy.
Below8 Facilitator Langa My vision is to see our children persevere in all odds, helping them to rise above their circumstances and be better adults in the future. I love the energy and that everyone i so friendly and welcoming at Project playground. Project Playground offers a safe place for us staff and our participants.
My vision is to provide a safe space where children are allowed to enjoy their childhood, but also where they develop a strong self-esteem, self-worth and become accountable individuals who participate in society. Project Playground is my baby, it is my dream come true and my life's work. It is my purpose and my gift to my own children and the future generation. A world which is a little bit better, safer and happier than today
Centre Manager Langa
My vision is to create a team that leads by example. I love the individual approach to child/youth development. Project Playground is not my job. It is my work.
Centre manager Gugulethu
My vision is to instill a positive self-image and identity in children and youth so they can become the best version of themselves. I love the focus on developing the self-esteem of african children. Every child needs a champion. Project Playground is that champion
Occupational Therapist Langa and Gugulethu
My vision is to make every moment that a child spends at Project Playground meaningful. The service we provide is what I would dream for each and every child that I have met and worked with
Co-Founder & Director
Deputy Directory & HR Manager
My vision is a world where everyone leads healthy lives with high self-esteem, happiness and humbleness where they value themselves enough to also value others. I wish to inspire people to understand their capabilities and worth within mind, body and soul in order to decrease their Ego and increase their Self-Esteem. Project Playground goes beyond what is expected and we are not a charity but invests in holistic development within every individual we work with. We do not only focus on our children's self-esteem but also our staffs well being in order to create role models that in turn inspires the community around them
SHAUN VAN WYK-WEBB
I hope to contribute with my skill to the positive and innovative growth of Project
Playground. With a sound foundation in terms of Financial Management and Human Resource management, Project Playground will be able to thrive and focus on what we do best. I love all the small success stories and the change we as a team achieve bit by bit. PPG is a pioneer in its field and creates hope