Joy for ECD Children

JOY Sessions at ECD centres – This is a remarkable partnership between The UP and Secret Sunrise – we take the Secret Sunrise dance and our joyful tools to young learners.

Through the 45-60min session the learners play, dance and experience the joys of being creative and playful – all through music appreciation and getting our bodies active again.

Tailored Sessions

We tailor JOY sessions in person and online for children from previously disadvantaged communities.

Our Joy Sessions are:

  • About 45 minutes long
  • Guided by our professionally trained Joy Catalysts (facilitators of joy)
  • Tailored to the predominant age and culture
  • Designed to leave the children and/ or youth emotionally uplifted, enthused and inspired!

Why we do this

Emotional and Mental Wellness is paramount to all humankind’s ability to be active citizens and their own abilities to be resourceful, creative and even innovative. It is our passion with The UP, to ensure all children receive access to these inspired joy sessions.

Our beneficiaries

Our sessions are brought to Children’s Homes, Schools, Special Needs / Differently Abled homes and even partnered NPO’s community organisations.

If you’re part of a previously disadvantaged school and you would like your school to experience a session like this, please submit your request below. (For affluent schools, please go to

School Joy Training

Powerful 1-3 hour JOY Training sessions for children aged 12 and UP – these sessions equip the youth to become the source of JOY. Plus sessions for teachers too. Living joyfully, in an UPlifted state of of being – is a skill we have been passionately teaching since 2005. 

Our sessions are tailor-made for all ages and support the learners / teachers to choose to be mindful, compassionate, empathic and as we put it; “practice being both human and KIND, no matter what the world gives us.”

For more information on how the children in your school can learn these joy tools – please contact us.

Submit the form below to request a session

Joy for Caregivers

Caregivers are consistently giving and supporting those who need it most. We take care of these remarkable humans – providing wellness to ensure they are topped UP with JOY!

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Joy for Teams

Employee wellness and team building in the corporate sector is another passion of ours to support our outreach. 16 years of experience and powerful JOY tools await your team!

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Joy Training

Across South Africa we have hundreds of volunteers of all ages trained up to share joy with those in need. Join our family of Joy Catalysts and Facilitators – let’s expand joy together!

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