Substance abuse is an on-going issue in Cape Town, it affects the development of children and youth and hinders the upliftment of disadvantaged communities. Social ills such as poverty, crime, low living standards and high levels of unemployment are some of the contributing factors that result in substances being easily accessible—especially among young people. Unsurprisingly, schools in these areas contain a high volume of learners
PASCAP Trust is dedicated to serving children and youth and their families living in marginalized communities in and across the Western Cape. We strive to redress social inequalities by providing quality opportunities for our youth to develop the skills and temperament they need to overcome the everyday challenges they encounter. Over the course of a year, we have served 3070 beneficiaries through the following
The Rolling Stone deemed 2016 a “…a bad year” and 2017 the worst to come. This is a sentiment thats shared by many people on the social media verse (see Elle). This is largely due to the events that occurred around the world, such as changes in global politics, civil wars, large refugee displacements, terrorism attacks and the escalating changes in the natural environment.
Can Buddha’s brain give us any insight to help empower South Africa’s youth? In Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love & Wisdom (2014), Dr. Rick Hanson explores the contemplative practices of Buddhism through the lens of modern psychology and neuroscience to answer two questions: “What brain states underlie the mental states of happiness, love, and wisdom?” and “How can you use your mind to