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THIS YEAR WE'LL IMPROVE THE LIVES OF SA KIDS.
AND THAT'S ONLY THE BEGINNING.


CHARACTER FOR LIFE improves the lives of the adults who teach it - and the communities that embrace it.
It gives kids a framework for ethical living. Simply put, we help kids to make better choices to make everyone's life better.

CHARACTER FOR LIFE is two things: an educational and inspiring framework for teaching universal values and a
national coalition of organizations that support each other.

The result is a culture change in your school or youth-service program.

CHARACTER FOR LIFE is nonprofit, nonpartisan, and nonsectarian. It transcends cultural differences. It isn't a
curriculum, an add-on, an out-of-the-box program, or a quick-fix fad.

It's character education that works with your needs and pre-existing programs.

Administrator's, principals and teachers across the nation have found that Character for Life significantly improves the
way kids interact with adults. Research on values education shows dramatically reduced behaviour problems, reduced
absence, and increased test scores. In brief kids learn a consistent set of universal values and teachers model those
values, behavior improves and educational focus soars.

When you bring Character for Life into your classroom or program, you use the Six Pillars of Character in your existing
curriculum and classroom management to make focusing on good character part of everything you do. Kids focus on
the rewards of character instead of punishments.

Where does Character Transformation come from?

Where does Character Transformation come from? In 1992, the Josephson Institute for Etiquette in Colorado, USA,
founded the organization, 'Character Counts'. The organization then launched a program called 'The Six Pillars of
Character'. Due to the universal nature of the program, it started enjoying international attention, and so the South African
version, Character Transformation, was born. The concept of 'Six Pillars of Character' was kept, but the program was
adjusted to fit within a South African and now also Christian context.

THE SIX PILARS OF CHARACTER:

Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Good Citizenship. Each value is colour-coded for the
purpose of association and to make the implementation thereof fun. Each value is implemented in a unique manner and
according to the group’s needs and circumstances.

TRAINING:

The training is the most important and yet the most enjoyable part of the program. It entails the facilitation of information
and not just the mere sharing of it. Group efforts and various media also form a part of it. At the end of the program,
there will be a discussion with regards to the implementation of the course, during which a team will be assembled to
manage and oversee the process and progress. The needs of the congregation or family will be identified, evaluated and
maintained to ensure positive results. The whole program and costs involved include the workshop, its material, and an
official launch.

DURATION OF THE PROGRAMME:

The initial workshop is 8 hours long, after which the implementing continues for more or less a month, depending on the
needs of the congregation or family. Follow-up sessions will also be arranged with management.

SUPPORT:

Character Transformation assists the church and all the families as needed. In due time, there will also be an interactive
website where individuals can exchange ideas as well as all the small miracles which they have experienced.

CHILDREN ARE OUR MISSION. BECAUSE THE FUTURE IS SOONER THAN YOU THINK.