Stand by Me

One thing your child should be able to count on in this world is the support of his family

More About the Event

Pricing: Our desire is to offer this event at no cost to your church or community. We want to impact as many people as possible and create as few barriers as necessary. If you are able to gather 100 people or more, our commitment is to be available at no charge. Our only requirement is that we are offered the opportunity to invite those in attendance to become partners with Focus on the Family.

Includes: Pre-Event Promotional Graphics and Tools
Focus on the Family Staff Support

Speaker/s: Kudzai Chimango (Thandeka Dlamini for isiZulu presentation)

Duration: 2.5 hours (Two sessions of 45 minutes with 20-minute interval which gives time for opening and closing and a short intro session from Focus with video.)

Event Description: Kids don’t become healthy, caring, responsible adults on their own. They need assistance, encouragement, discipline, and training. They need the input of people who care about them. They need a group of adults and peers who are invested in their success. They need support.

The time and energy you invest in developing your child’s social skills will be rewarded throughout his life. It’s about helping kids—quiet or loud, reserved or outgoing—to accomplish their goals in a world full of people.

What to expect/topics covered:

  • Family Support
  • Positive Communication
  • Other Adult Relationships
  • Caring Neighborhood
  • Caring School Climate
  • Parent Involvement in Schooling
  • Like social media only better (social competence

Speakers Bio:

Kudzai Chimango is a qualified social worker as well as a qualified Facilitator and Assessor who brings with her over 17 years of experience in the child protection sector. Kudzai has always had a passion and an urge for making a difference in the lives of people in her community. Based on this passion and desire to work with children, families, and communities, Kudzai studied towards an Honours Degree in Social Work. Kudzai has worked at various child protection organisations such as Johannesburg Child Welfare where she was responsible for abandoned babies for adoption,  Childline KwaZulu Natal where she ran the Crisis line and Outreach Teams, Edith Benson Babies Home where she ran the Child and  Youth Care Centre and Childline South Africa where she managed the Global Fund programmes. In 2016 Kudzai joined Focus on the family Africa where she is the Director for the Community Engagements Department.

Kudzai and Wavell have been married for 15 years and together they have two beautiful children Joshua 14 years old and Jayden 5 years old. 

Thandeka Dlamini is one of the Lead Facilitators for the parenting programme Raising Highly Capable Kids. As a single mother to seven-year-old Asemahle she understands the importance of good parenting. Thandeka is enthusiastic about serving the community and seeing parents develop a healthier relationship with their kids. Thandeka’s life has been a testimony of God’s grace and goodness. Although mistakes were made along the way she shares God’s redeeming love for her as she helps many other single mothers navigate parenting their children alone. Working at Focus has given her opportunities to collaborate with and facilitate training for people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

Thandeka is currently pursuing a lifelong dream to study further and has been accepted to study a Bachelor’s degree in Community Development.

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