Foundation Backbone has been active since October 2006, with a vision to be part of the Backbone and not the Wishbone of our world. The Atlantis community has a strong need for leadership. Through Leadership Programmes and by focussing on Personal Growth and Development, we help shaping the lives of underprivileged children to rise above their challenging circumstances.
Our program is build on 4 pillars of Leadership elements and include Relationships, Communication, Decision Making and Conflict.
The kids are exposed to venues in and around Cape Town and we teach the elements of leadership through fun activities. We reward their commitment with a camp at the end of the year.
Our activity days include breakfast and lunch as well as creative projects, with the focus of promoting the importance of reaching out to people and other organisations within the community. We like to include Orion, a home for people with mental and physical disabilities, the Old Age Home in Atlantis, beach clean-ups in Bloubergstrand and animal shelters. This way the learners understands from a young age the gift of giving-back.
Our organization consists of three volunteering Members and are supported by casual volunteers on the day trips.