South Africa’s education crisis is like series of never-ending trials. Educators must teach subjects they are not trained in, nor passionate about and learning materials are not current enough to equip young people with resilience in a changing world. Society teaches young people to compete as a measure of success or failure, fostering unhealthy perceptions of excellence and thus de-valuing individual creative expression.


EduCape was established in 2007 specialising in drama workshops with a focus on the Stanislavski Acting Method by acting coach and former teacher, Kseniya Filinova. 

During her work she recognised opportunities to nurture leaders who naturally harness the universal language of the human condition to transcend gender, religion, disability and race to overcome social limitations to creative healing.

Educape has sine evolved through ways to raise awareness around the need psychosocial support in communities who suffer from both economic and emotional exclusion.


Unlike conventional NPO’s, the organisation was developed using learnings from a decade of research on best practice. This has helped us do more with less. 

  • Raise awareness of the importance of teaching and learning critical thinking for young people to adopt to unpredictable future world of work.
  • Facilitating forums for youth and their elected representatives to advocate for community viewpoints to identify resources required for healing.
  • Incorporate peer-to-peer learning systems and workshops to offer teachers new approaches to hands-on methods for understanding the process of how people learn.
  • WOrkignwith corporate individuals tounlockhow to betheirbestselves inside of a context of society. 

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