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We are always elated to welcome South African and international  volunteers! On 15 June 2023, on Worldwide Day of Giving and  embracing the central theme of ‘the power of collective action’, we welcomed the Pernod Ricard South Africa team for their annual Responsib’All Day.  Jumping in with their sleeves rolled up, the 52 strong Stilbaai volunteers joined our Dreamcatcher team and embraced  getting stuck in with (Click to read more)
Over many years Dreamcatcher has welcomed a significant number of visitors from over 30 countries. This has included developing bespoke travel programmes, and enriching mainstream travel itineraries with ‘Go Truly Local’ experiences including community Walkabouts, Homestay with Kamamma and Cook-Up with Kamamma. This month we were elated to host Dirk (Click to read more)
On 31st December 2023 we completed our tenure managing the STEPi – (Squaring the Education Pyramid Institute) programme in South Africa. Sharing Utopia Foundation (USA) passion to promote and facilitate cognitive development, and skills through English story books – Dreamcatcher was appointed to administer and manage the distribution of books (Click to read more)
At Dreamcatcher we have been lobbying since 2009 for improved waste management in the communities where we work. Many have historically been blighted by poor waste management including burning of waste in the open air, illegal dumping, littering, access to limited recycling services and lack of waste awareness. Our activities (Click to read more)
In 2019 Chairperson of Dreamcatcher Nederlands Hans Mooren, embarked on a unique photo project in Melkhoutfontein with Dreamcatcher South Africa NPC. The project, embracing a human centred approach the aim of the photo project was to recognise the diversity and heritage of the community of Melkhoutfontein, situated in the Stilbaai (Click to read more)
At Dreamcatcher we underpin our project activities by conducting research to identify inhibitors impacting quality of life in communities. Community engagement pre – and particularly post-Covid pandemic identified that the lack of access to nutritious food remains a challenge. Access to fresh nutritious food improves infant, child and maternal health, develops (Click to read more)
Earlier this year we were blessed to host Dennis Warner and his talented band who were touring South Africa giving performances as volunteers as part of the STEPi (Squaring the Education Pyramid Institute) literacy and cognitive development programme which Dreamcatcher is managing in South Africa. Dreamcatcher  facilitated all travel arrangements (Click to read more)
The Dreamcatcher Kids aka ‘DC Kids’ recently enjoyed a local excursion to the Stilbaai Tourism Bureau and Blombos Archaeology Museum to learn more about their rich cultural heritage. All the learners from Melkhoutfontein Primary School – were amazed how innovative and creative their ancestors were! They were fascinated by the (Click to read more)
During the past few months we had the pleasure of facilitating educational trips for the Dreamcatcher Kids aka ‘DC Kids’ to visit the world-renowned archaeological site, ‘Point of Human Origins’ in Mossel Bay, famous for its early evidence for modern human behaviour. After lunch which included a BIG milkshake, they visited (Click to read more)