Organisation for single parents gets a boost

Jacky Martin, founder and managing director at 3R Foundation, is pictured with Shaun Pretorius, customer service administrator at Omron Electronics.

The 3R Foundation, a non-profit organisation for single parents, based in Grassy Park received a laptop, printer and a flip-chart to the value of R10 000.

The equipment, they said, was much needed for their training programmes through which they support to single parents in and around the communities of Cafda, Retreat, Grassy Park, Ottery and Mitchell’s Plain. It was donated to them by Omron Electronics.

“At 3R Foundation our key goals are to instil a sense of self-worth, restore the dignity and confidence of moms while teaching them to recognise their strength and purpose,” said 3R Foundation founder Jackie Martin.

“This not only brings personal transformation for the mother, but it also helps her to recognise ways in which she can parent and lead her household more effectively and thus creating a healthy, functional family unit.”

3R Foundation was officially established and registered as a non-profit organisation in 2019. “The heart of the organisation is to provide services, education and support to single parent and blended family households,” said Ms Martin.

“Among the everyday challenges of raising children as a single parent or in a blended family household, there is the ever-present need for awareness and education around the topics of domestic violence and abuse, parenting skills, social skills, emotional intelligence development and mental health issues.

“Our services and support range, from supplying basic needs like food, clothing and school supplies, to running weekly programmes, workshops and courses, in local communities, to help teach, train and bring awareness to current issues which negatively affect and impact the lives of single parent and blended family households.”

They also offer family interventions, through counselling, play therapy and relationship coaching.

Courses cover leadership development, empowerment, life and social skills and are tailored for children aged 6 to 12 (Grades 1 to 7), teenagers aged 13 to 18 (Grades 8 to 12), stay-at-home mothers/guardians and working parents.

For more information follow 3R Foundation on Facebook or @3rfoundationgb on Instagram or contact Ms Martin on 082 305 3615.