OUTEN IKWA STARFISH FOUNDATION
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Welcome to the Oute Nikwa Starfish Foundation. (NPO)
The starfish story
By: Loren Eiseley
One day a man was walking along the beach when he noticed boy picking up and gently throwing things into the ocean.
Approaching the boy he asked, “Young man, what are you doing?”
“Throwing starfish back into the ocean. The surf is up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them back, they’ll die,” the boy replied.
The man laughed to himself and said, “Do you realize there are miles of miles of beach and hundreds of starfish? You can’t make any difference.”
After listening politely, the boy bent down to pick up another starfish and threw it into the surf. Then, he smiled at the man and said, “I made a difference to that one.”
Moral: Everyone can make a difference — even if that difference affects one person.
THE OUTEN IKWA STARFISH FOUNDATION is founded in recognition of the plight of especially young people and children, who have to navigate their lives through extremely trying times.
To empower school learners through reading programs and mentoring to grow into well-grounded and productive citizens.
To work with STUDY SKILLS 4 AFRICA – to get thousands of school learners through
this exciting program to teach children – especially in schools serving under-privileged
- children better STUDY SKILLS, where their aim is:
to inspire and motivate learners to become enthusiastic about studying
- to make studying easy and FUN
- to help them to study effectively
- to lead the learners towards accepting responsibility for their own success
The content of STUDY SKILLS FOR LIFE is:
- Managing yourself (brain quadrants, learning styles, motivation, confidence, choices, goal setting)
- Managing your work (summaries, remembering techniques, mind maps, exam techniques)
- Managing your time (time optimisation, prioritising, diarising)
This program has proved to put learner’s personal performances and even the Class Average up by 10-15%.
The organization’s secondary objectives will be to: provide through strategic partnerships with sponsors, other non-profit organizations, leading companies and business schools, on-going events and opportunities to advance the interests and needs of the chosen communities.
Simon was honoured by the Afrikaanse Taal en Kultuurvereniging (ATKV) in 2006 for his contribution to Culture and his work among various communities over the years.
Lifetime Achievement Award
Simon was honored by KYKNET in 2020 with a Lifetime Achievement Award in Theatre and Television