The Budding “Budding Buddy System”

Budding Buddy System

For the Fall 2020 course Child and Adolescent Global Mental Health taught by Dr. Miriam Steele, TA’d by Zishan Jiwani, and supported by Jane West, our group created programming for the young “learners” of Seven Passes Initiative, South Africa (ZA). The programme is called “Budding Buddy System” and is a customizable curriculum based on multiple ~two-hour after school sessions; each session built around a particular social-emotional goal. Within the group setting, buddy-pairs meet each time to check-in and grow safe bonds.. Buddy pairs can be assigned based on mentorship (i.e. big buddy…

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