Our Programs

Monitoring and evaluation tools are build into every program in order to measure the growth of individuals, resultant from the development process they have undergone in short medium and long term.


Silence The Violence 

Silence The Violence is a high impact violence reduction program.

The program uses a unique blend of restorative techniques and trauma informed methodologies.

It is a high impact and intensive course made up of 10 modules usually run over 5 days

  • helps prisoners to understand the origin of their violent behaviour and their dysfunctional ways to resolve conflict
  • helps prisoners to develop emotional resilience and positive wellbeing
  • helps prisoners to gain greater self-awareness
  • helps prisoners the acceptance of past actions
  • helps prisoners to adopt effective non-violent and appropriate interventions when faced with frustration

Course Description

STV takes participants on a journey of discovery in which they become aware of the extent of their own violence, where is comes from and how to make effective non-violent choices.

The program illustrates how violence, which ios not always physical, is ingrained in our culture and belief systems and how it emerges in daily life interactions. Participants learn how to minimise violent behaviour.

Course Content

  • Three levels of Violence
  • Theory of Violence
  • Two sides of yourself (Working with Role Theory to help build a model of change
  • Personal value system and self-esteem
  • Wisdom circle (Circle Dialogue: non-violent communication madel and conflict resolution session
  • Integration of Theory (Drama Therapy)
  • Loss of Innocence (Dialogue Circle)
  • Victim Impact
  • Making Amends
  • The Road Ahead, the integration of previous learning and evaluation of program
  • Post program Support Group

Dare To Dream

The Dare to Dream programme focuses on positive adjustment to adversity and is based on Michael Ungar’s “Social Ecology of Resilience Theory”. 

In the context of exposure to significant adversity (it can be crime/ poverty/loss of a loved one etc.), resilience is both the capacity of individuals to navigate their way to the psychological, social, cultural, and physical resources that sustain their well-being and their capacity individually and collectively to negotiate for these resources to be provided and experienced in culturally meaningful ways. 

Dare to Dream has four core processes facilitated in 4 separate workshops: 

1) Dreaming

2) Connecting

3) Doing

4) Giving