WHY IS YOUR HELP SO URGENTLY NEEDED?
Life Talk’s funds will run out in May 2013. We are looking for sponsorship (or other help) from individuals and organisations.  During the last 18 months we reached in excess of 10,000 teens and parents.  We got thousands of adolescents and young adults thinking proactively about choices, consequences, values and working towards their desired outcomes in life. Without funding, the powerful impact we have on society will cease to exist.
HELP US TO HELP YOU, YOUR FAMILY & 10,000s OF YOUNG PEOPLE
WHAT YOUR SUPPORT ENABLES US TO DO
Our work is dedicated to galvanizing the youth into adopting an effective game-plan for life. We believe that a proactive approach builds lifelong foundations – and it addresses the causes (and not just the symptoms) of problems that we’re increasingly seeing among today’s youth and society. 

Our mission is to empower millions of young people to take control of their lives through proactive thinking, life-enriching choices and applying sound values.

We do this through our talks, books, life skills programmes, parenting workshops and newsletters, psychologists’ advice, Tug-of-Life initiative, and the information and video clips on our website and social media sites. (See our list of achievements below.)
 
BENEFITS TO YOU
· We’re a registered Public Benefit Organisation and BBBEE rated, so your donations are tax deductible, and we can be one of your CSI projects.
· Life Talk and its Tug-of-Life is a call to participate in transforming lives and communities. By becoming a ‘Galvanizer’ (positive person) you’ll be playing a vital role.
· If you’re an employer, equipping your staff with Tug-of-Life tools can enhance productivity and reduce underperformance, substance abuse, absenteeism, or parenting problems.
· You’ll be helping to build a wonderful future for our country. (Today’s young people are tomorrow’s employees, parents and leaders. One day you might need to rely on them!)
 
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO FUND US
 There's plenty you can do to help, everything makes a difference, please email one of our directors urgently to get involved: Izabella@lifetalk.co.za or Sally@lifetalk.co.za

LIFE TALK'S IMPACT & WORK IN THE PAST 18 MONTHS:
The below-mentioned was achieved on a very tight budget, by a core team of four (dubbed the “Life Talk women on a mission”). Just imagine what we could do if there were more of us! We:
· Reached in excess of 10,000 young people and parents through our talks and programmes.
· Got thousands of young people thinking proactively about choices, consequences, values and desired outcomes in life.
· Launched Izabella’s new book The Tug-of-Life; and relaunched the Life Talk books with 15 new chapters.
· Launched the countrywide Tug-of-Life initiative.
· Developed the accredited Life Talk Life Skills programme, now being utilized by social workers and in Life Orientation.
· Filmed videos for our website, providing tips and information on key topics.
· Responded to thousands of emails about challenges being faced by children and parents.
· Delivered 70+ talks, workshops and parenting programmes.
· Rolled out Speak Up! alcohol-intervention programmes for disadvantaged communities (with Khulisa and SANCA).
· Consulted experts, provided feedback, wrote parenting newsletters, and appeared frequently in print, on radio and TV.
· Reached thousands through our website (60,000+ hits/month), Facebook pages, Twitter and YouTube. 

Watch our ‘Life is a tug-of-war’ video on  www.tugoflife.com 
and get everyone you know to watch it too!
 
   
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