Diverse, abundant and resilient communities that share knowledge and resources equally.
Together with the community around us, we respond to social and environmental issues and share networks and resources that enable us to become strong change agents.
We develop community-based solutions with an asset-based approach, working from the inside out using existing life wisdom and skills that benefit the broader community. Through reconnecting people and networks, we respond to societal issues, unlock opportunities, increase social connectedness and contribute to just futures. Entrepreneurial learning, skills development and exchange of knowledge are core cross-cutting components as they catalyze socioeconomic development and community resilience.
Working towards social connectedness, the following values are the foundation of our engagement within our organization and with the wider public:
Environmental awareness and sustainable living are cross-cutting elements close to our heart that are incorporated in all projects.
What we do
We seek to create interpersonal spaces of learning that recognize multiple forms of wisdom we all have to share with one another. Seeking to create more just futures, we focus on youth empowerment to equip young citizens with strong values and leadership competence. We believe in a world where youth are supported by a whole community, tapping into existing networks and opportunities that can lead to income generation, skills sharing and increased well-being.
Our programs enable interpersonal exchange among people in order to collectively find sustainable solutions to social and environmental problems, through:
- Training programs and workshops focusing on constructive communication as well as on personal, participatory and people-led development
- Business skills development and youth entrepreneurship
- Networking, collective learning and community connection
All activities focus on either connecting with self (personal growth and skills development) or connecting with others (dialogue and communication).
She is currently an educational facilitator at the Sustainability Institute in Stellenbosch. Her work includes the design of experiential learning curricula for children, facilitation of permaculture and ecology workshops for adults, and training of the agro-ecology academy students.
She is currently a creative collaborator at The Way Between Collective where she uses her powerful visual storytelling skills to distill complex information into compelling content that is simple yet engaging. She strives to share her knowledge of media with youth to capacitate them to tell their own stories.
He is currently located at Bergendal Farm which offers experiential learning processes centered around living off grid; practicing good land stewardship and producing nutrition-dense food from the land. These processes include enhancing eco-system dynamics in the surrounding environment and establishing community-based enterprises that plug into local markets.
She grew up in Germany and somehow got stuck with the beautiful souls in South Africa. Over the past 4 years, she has been collaborating with Theresa in the field of sustainable education and youth empowerment and has become an important driver of the strategic developments behind Amava Oluntu. Her background lies in organizational development and fundraising.
Jon grew up in Johannesburg but has spent the last 10 years living in Cape Town where he has fallen love with surfing and his community. He has spent the last 7 years working as a freelance web designer and the last 4 years collaborating with The Way Between Collective.