Reconnecting with Children: Lessons from Southern Africa

Synergos, Kim Samuel, REPSSI are working together to develop specific programming that addresses social isolation and equips individuals and communities with tools to build social connectedness.

A simple, “Hello. How are you?” is all it took for a grandmother in Southern Africa to realize that somewhere along the line, she forgot how to communicate with children.

Every day after school this grandmother runs a feeding program, serving meals to children along with a team of volunteers. The woman and her team used to just dish and give, overwhelmed with the number of children lining up for meals. The children would just eat and go.


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