Monthly Archives: July 2011

ONE WORD – one vote

So EXCITING!!! Together with The Upliftment Programme, we have created this joyful, inspiring  little 1minute film –  “ONE WORD” and your vote can support us with a JOYful win!

Looking around these days, evidence of stress and depression is obvious. Few people seem to be laughing or smiling and the majority seem so caught up in resignation and cynisism. Yet coming from South Africa, I am part of a community super conscious of the power that individuals can have, our very own Madiba (Nelson Mandela) is a precious example of this. So I reckon if we ALL individually starting being the way of this one word – we would have a whole lot more joy on this planet and more joy means more peace and more solution-orientation…

We ALL have the potential to be the way of this ONE WORD and BE magnificent humanKIND.


So JOY sUPporters… please pop onto register and vote for JOY…

with giggles and gratitude


The UP has been actively sharing joy since 2003, their main outreach has been to the children in hospitals & institutions, where trained UP volunteer Care Clowns commit to their local hospital/home every week and share joy there with the children, parents and staff. Currently in Southern Africa there are over 75 volunteer Care Clowns and a monthly JOYful Upliftment of approximately 3500 people. go to for more info

More joy for corporates

In today’s fast paced changing world, we all need tools to help relieve our stressful mind-sets and limiting beleifs and support us into uplifted & joyful states of being, where we see that life truly is full of possibilities and inspiration.

Corporate JOY at a mine

Over the years many corporations have benefited from sharing and growing these joy-inspiring tools. The awareness of this uplifting work has greatly increased since The Upliftment Programme’s inception in 2003, with varying companies from media and advertising agencies, to government and mining; top executives and grassroots communities have all enjoyed JOY sessions.

One of the swiftest ways to improve Employees Wellness, Uplift morale and to inspire everyone to re-connect with their ability to play and laugh again – this forms the FUNdamentals of a Joy Session.

The Quantifiable Benefits to Corporations following JOY SESSIONS.

· Improved productivity

· Decreased absenteeism, burnout and turnover.

· Renewed motivation, creativity, morale, and meaning at work.

· Enhanced teamwork & trust.

· Increased energy and resilience to stress.

· Enriched quality of work/life balance.

· Elevated enthusiasm and involvement with interactive sessions.

· Improved customer care and service delivery.

· Alleviation of symptoms of stress, burnout, anxiety and panic attacks.

· Increased wellbeing of employees and workforce.

· And more solution orientation and fun at work

Please call 083 300 2177 or email upliftmentprogramme(at) to book your session.

What people say about Joy Sessions

“The UP gave us a good giggle too, with a side-splitting session” HEART, Cape Town (2008)

“With today’s fear and stress, UP’s Joy Sessions are a breath of fresh air!  The bubbly and joyful interaction guides everyone out of their heads and into Giggling Gaffaws…”
– Synergy Seminars, Namibia (2009)

“The UP put alot of energy into their workshops and it germinated a seed in our minds to look on the bright side; A worthwhile workshop –I’ll definitely use UP’s services again.”

Mark Jennings WCape, Pick ‘n Pay.


The Upliftment Programme is a Not for Profit Organisation active since late 2003 – with the core aim of “Sharing the Healing Power of JOY”. Ten percent of all our Joy Sessions  directly support The UP – for the training of more Care Clowns & Joy Facilitators and the delivery of free joy sessions and care clowning sessions to needy communities and institutions nationwide.

To date the UP has brought laughter to over 10 000 children, through the healing art of Care Clowning. The therapeutic benefits of joy are brought to the children, parents & Staff in the hospitals & institutions.

The UP’s Community JOY Sessions – bring this inspired gift of JOY to adults within challenged communities. In Namibia, The UP suUPports Namibia Clinic Clowns – a sister organisation with the same JOY – value system and outreach.

For more information on the outreach of the UP, please access or call 083 300 2177.

P.S. – for a little taste of The UP’s joyous work  – please click on the link and enjoy.