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Heideveld Primary School provides the base from which we offer music therapy to children and young people in Heideveld. The children are referred by school teachers, parents and other community members. We also offer individual and group music therapy sessions to children who have experienced trauma, as well as an after-school music programme for children and youth.
The community of Heideveld struggles with the effects of poverty, gangsterism, alcoholism and drug abuse.
The Cape Flats (Afrikaans: Die Kaapse Vlakte) is an expansive, low-lying, flat area situated to the southeast of Cape Town’s CBD. To many Capetonians, the area is known simply as ‘The Flats’.
City Mission Educational Services is a Non-Profit Organisation that manages City Mission School, an independent school for children at risk. This includes children who have formerly lived on the street, early drop outs, children who struggle in public schools, and any child from the surrounding or marginalised communities.
Sarah Fox Hospital in Athlone is the only convalescent hospital for children in the Western Cape.
MusicWorks operates at both sites, offering music therapy sessions to children and young people.
Athlone is a Cape Flats suburb located to the east of Cape Town’s city centre, south of the N2 highway. There are many “sub-areas” within Athlone, including Manenberg, Gatesville, Belgravia Estate, Bridgetown, Crawford and Hazendal; and over 100 schools.
Nazareth House in the City Bowl is a Non-Profit-Organisation that aims to prove a loving, stable and secure home environment for abandoned, neglected, disabled and orphaned children as well as a last resting place for children with terminal conditions who are unable to return home due to sociable ills. Many are the victims of poverty and abusive homes. Nazareth House has facilities in Vredehoek and Elsies River. MusicWorks runs group music therapy session at the Vredehoek facility.
Lavender Hill During 2017/2018 MusicWorks will be partnering with Prince George Primary school in Lavender Hill. MusicWorks will be running Gumboot Dance Workshops and marimba groups with Grade 4 and 6 learners and during and after school hours (Music for Life Programme). Music therapists will also be running music therapy groups with grade 5 learners referred by teachers and guardians. Within this specific project MusicWorks programmes (Music for Life and Music Therapy) will collaborate in a longer-term process of three years where children continue from the Music Therapy programme to the Music for Life programme. This provides the opportunity of creating longer-term support for the children in the programme which could contribute to the impact and effectiveness of the work that we do.
Friends Day Centre is a Non-Profit-Organisation based in Maitland, a short distance from Cape Town’s city centre. From small beginnings, Friends Day Centre has grown into a school and care facility for up to 120 learners with severe and profound disabilities. Those receiving treatment range between the ages of two and 41. The facilities have expanded over the years to 12 classrooms, a physiotherapy room, a swimming pool, a Jacuzzi and a sensory room. More than 40 staff members attend to the needs of the learners and 3 buses provide transport for learners. MusicWorks provides weekly music therapy sessions for individuals and groups of young people referred by the centre.
Sites where we have previously conducted programmes:
- Fikelela Children’s Centre, Khayelitsha
- Home from Home, Khayelitsha
- Sibongile House Day & Night Care Centres, Khayelitsha
- Woodlands Primary School, Heideveld
- Nomzamo Place of Safety, Langa
- Brooklyn Chest Tuberculoses Hospital, Milnerton
- Badisa, Wynberg
- Western Cape Rehab Centre, for persons with physical disabilities, Mitchell’s Plain
- Tenterden Place of Safety, Wynberg
- Etafeni Day Centre, Nyanga
- Thembacare, Athlone
- Leliebloem Youth Care Centre, Crawford
- Linawo House, Pinelands