Strengthening Social Connectedness in South Africa
Synergos is working with national and regional organizations in Southern Africa that provide services for children and youth through our Social Connectedness program. Why is social connectedness so important? In all stages of life, people need meaningful bonds and relationships with others. This is a deeply human need. Social connectedness also gives people access to the opportunities, services, and resources they may need to overcome poverty and live more fulfilling lives.
We are deepening understanding of indigenous approaches to overcoming the severe isolation that children living in poverty frequently encounter, helping our partners incorporate practices to build social connectedness into their own work, and influencing public policy. This work is conducted in partnership with Kim Samuel and supported by the Samuel Family Foundation.