the e1c@school initiative

This initiative was born out of our everyONEcounts team’s belief that children are powerful. They are also tomorrow’s leaders and before long, will be impacting every part of society.

Our e1c@school component, therefore, runs parallel yet part of, all that we do at everyONEcounts.

our current campaign

Our current campaign aims to highlight the very sad reality of the existence of the Human Trafficking Industry. An integral part of our awareness campaign, is the use of art, in its’ many forms.

why ART?

Art can be a tangible sign of what lies in both our hearts and minds, and can critically reflect issues in our society. Art is fluid, it has longevity and can enable us to visit our consciences time and time again, thereby impacting our value-systems and decisions. It is for reasons such as these that the powerful medium of Art is intrinsically linked to everyONEcounts, and to everything we do.

e1c@school and our commitment

Through our e1c@school initiative, our hope is that we are able to:

  • Create awareness around social issues through education
  • Enable all children in our country and around the world to believe that they can be part of something special and life-changing
  • Provide an opportunity for our children to be creative and to experience the therapeutic benefits of exploring different forms of art

We hope is to reinforce the notion that we don’t need to do great things to make a difference, but as Mother Teresa says ‘…small things with great love.’

what does the current e1c@school campaign entail?

The e1c@school team will provide you with a comprehensive manual addressing the reality of Human Trafficking.

This manual has been designed using the principles of Philosophy for Children or ‘P4C’. 

The layout is such that, if used correctly, will take the children on a journey of discovery and self-learning. The teacher is the facilitator and his/her role is to create a safe space for dialogue and discussion.

This programme will result in each child producing an artwork (suggested: butterfly/moth) which will be a tangible expression of each child’s thoughts and feelings.

We hope that by the end of the journey, the child will not just have an academic knowledge that Human Trafficking and any form of exploitation is wrong, but his/her heart and head will be aligned in this belief.

The manuals have been divided into two age categories, 5-11 years (Gr 1 – 6) and 12+, so that all material is sensitively conveyed and age appropriate.

We also provide schools with communication for parents, to assist with informing them of the fact that this topic is to be explored.

some interesting e1c@school facts

  • e1c@school has been taken into both urban and rural schools in SA as well as to international schools (Dublin, Ireland). 
  • We plan to hold an international Art exhibition sometime during 2015, where all involved schools will be represented through the artwork done by their children.
  • We are always available to speak at your School

how can you join our e1c@school journey?

Tal - Grade 10 - Durban Girl's College - 2010

Tal - Grade 10 - Durban Girl's College - 2010

 “I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Helen Keller