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Stanford Creative Works Projects

The Stanford Creative Works Project, based in Stanford in the Western Cape, promotes a nurturing, safe and stimulating environment for children and young adults to explore their creative potential. The Stanford Creative Works Projects is a community based, not-for-profit organisation founded on the belief that access to quality art and cultural education for all people is fundamental for the growth of healthy, wholesome and aware individuals and communities.

Limpopo Africa Acrobats at Viva Stanford Arts Festival

The Limpopo Africa Acrobats who will be performing at the Viva Arts Festival on Saturday 26 April 2014! They are an international team that is made up of artists from South African, Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, Kenya and other African nations. They have performed in Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, China and Germany. They specialize in doing […]

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Stanford Mural Festival

The Stanford community is getting ready for another exciting Mural Festival in association with the Viva Foundation. It will be taking place on Saturday 26 April 2014. All volunteers are welcome. The plan is to do a row of houses with many different colours and shapes. The aim is to get as many people in […]

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Thank you!

25th March 2014 by

Stanford Creative Works wants to thank all the people in our community who are constantly collecting art and craft material, offering their time to read or play with the children and contributing to the growth of our programme. Thank you to Lainy and Stanley Carpenter from Whalesong Lodge in Gansbaai for your generous donation of […]

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Role-play as an Outlet for Creative Expression

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand” -Albert Einstein Last week’s craft activity spoke to the imagination of our children. We made face masks of all kinds, colours and shapes. […]

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Music & Movement on LoMond Farm

The Skills Exchange Co-operative (SEC) is a not-for-profit organisation focusing on Social, Economic and Nature based development in the Overberg region. It runs in tandem with SCW in Stanford.   The music and movement programme is run by Sam Gabb and accommodates children from the surrounding farm areas of Gansbaai as there are no extramural […]

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Who are the faces behind SCW?

The SCW workshops are up and running again. We have a wonderful team working every week to provide exciting, stimulating and educational activities for our children. Our team comprises of local community mothers as well as international volunteers such as our music teacher, Maggie. She is a trained opera singer who loves to bring her […]

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Stanford Creative Works: Vegetable Plot

A new chapter has opened for Stanford Creative Works. An amazing new plot has been made available to grow vegetables that will contribute significantly to the food programme that is part of SCW. The plot has been made available by the owner, Kim Sachs, for the purpose of providing arable land to local food producers. […]

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Food 4 Thought – Funimfundo mural painting

With the help of some German volunteers and the local community we transformed the pre-primary school, Funimfundo as our first mural project this year. The teachers of the school wanted a child friendly and colorful mural to uplift the school building. Our team focused on bringing as much color and vibrancy to the walls as […]

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SEC Christmas Party 2013

SEC (the skills exchange cooperative) held its annual Christmas party organized by Sam Gabb the SEC chairperson. The Christmas party was held at the Baarskeerdersbos community centre for the surrounding farm children. Games and fun was offered and Father Christmas brought presents for around 100 children. It was a fantastic event, celebrating a good year […]

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SCW Awards Ceremony

Recently Stanford Creative Works (SCW) held a special prize giving to acknowledge all the children, parents and grandparents that have been involved in SCW workshops in 2013. Cake, song and dance was enjoyed by all! 125 children received certificates for their commitment and creative participation. It was a good year that was filled with a […]

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