Transforming Communities, Changing Lives 

Our Partners in South Africa and the UK

Our partners

Themba Interactive

Themba interactive

Themba Interactive – Initiatives for Life is South Africa’s leading applied drama and theatre organisation that uses performance to engage with and teach audiences about sexual reproduction, health and wellness, HIV/Aids and prevention, human rights, social justice and diversity. 

Through its education, facilitation and training programmes it delivers its message to thousands of children, young people and adults to bring about socialchange and empower individuals with choices. Themba Interactive are the driving force behind our Peer Education Programme - supporting young people to use creative means to explore the most sensitive issues they face in their lives and share them with their peers and those who make policies that effect them.

Themba also host our Safe Park Programme team in South Africa, helping to assure an integrated and joined up approach to supporting our community partners to have the biggest impact possible on the lives of vulnerable children. 

Our Partners in the UK: 

Centre for World Cinemas and Digital Cultures, University of Leeds

University of Leeds

We have been working with the Centre since 2015, developing a new approach to using community film making as a means of helping children and their communities explore their heritage and the priority issues that they face in their lives. Our work with the centre has developed into a series of international projects that is seeing this work being taken to countries from Colombia to Cambodia - take a look at the Changing The Story website to find out more.

This action research has been integrated within our Peer Education Programme and is now helping vulnerable children to confront the problems they face, identify possible solutions and share these with their Peers as well as those who create public policy designed to help them achieve their full potential in life. This is helping us to help vulnerable children to look at HIV/AIDS, crime, drug abuse, child sexual exploitation, xenophobia and the issues around undocumented children in their communities. We continue to work together to develop this fascinating and impactful work, with the intent to share practice so that other vulnerable children and people in acute need can benefit from our work together. 

Trusts and Foundations

We receive major donations from many trusts and foundations within the UK as well as the vital contributions from individual supporters, churches and organisations. Thank you for supporting the work of Bishop Simeon Trust, we cannot do our work without you:

Comic Relief | Peter Stebbings Memorial Trust |The Buckland Trust

A & E Education Trust  | Global Challenges Research Fund

St James's Place Charitable FoundationSouter Charitable Trust 

The Allan & Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust


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