The Thari programme, a five-year pilot project of the Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation that supports vulnerable women and children in Botshabelo and Diepsloot, has been completed. The programme has continued beyond the 5-year pilot and is in its 7th year of implementation as an evidence-based model. We are currently implementing recommendations from our research and evaluation reports. We are also exploring sustainability options to take on additional partners to support us in implementing the model in Botshabelo. The programme continues by facilitating three pillars: Psychosocial Support, the Safe Park and the Multi-sectoral Approach at eight schools in Botshabelo and one in Diepsloot.
The Programme continues to make a significant impact, with 270 learners having received Psychosocial Support services; 2 725 learners accessing the Safe Park services (soccer, netball, chess, scrabble, homework supervision); 964 family members indirectly benefited through the Psychosocial Support services, and 15 389 learners participated in awareness campaigns. In addition, the team continues to support grade 12 learners at Diepsloot combined. On the 13th of October, the team, in collaboration with CRET and Morshal Scholar, successfully facilitated an information-sharing session with 122 grade 12 learners.