WISE – our NGO gives back

Wellbeing in Schools & Education (WISE) is a newly formed NGO combining Carol Surya and Carmen Clews’ children’s wellness products and passion for making a difference in disadvantaged communities.

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Wanting to help WISE ?

Can you volunteer some of your time (weekly/monthly)? Sign up for more info here

No time to help – yet LOVE what we’re doing ? Donate here

Our mission

To bring out the BEST in every child – teaching children how to access their own magnificent potential for lifelong wellbeing.

Our vision

A world in which every adult has an inherent sense of wellbeing developed in childhood.

Our values

  • self-empowerment
  • authenticity
  • innovation
  • commitment
  • kindness
  • gratitude

Our needs

WISE is a registered non-profit company (NPC Reg nr : K2017248459) that seeks funding and volunteer assistance in order to spread our tools and programs to  all children in South Africa (and eventually the world).

See more here :  http://www.wise.training

About us

WISE arose as a partnership between Carol Surya (psychologist, author, game developer and Biodanza facilitator) and fellow Biodanza facilitator, sculptural artist, children’s book author and event/festival organizer – Carmen Clews. Their successful companies, Raising Kids Positively and Magnificent Kids, both creating unique wellness tools, dreamt of a new way forward to reach and teach more children and offer help to disadvantaged communities.



Our strategy emphasizes both protective and promotive elements that together contribute to child-wellbeing.

The protective element focuses on developing the social, emotional, mental and spiritually health of adults working with children.

The promotive element, aimed at ensuring children have every opportunity to flourish, focuses on building the skills of- and providing the resources for adults to facilitate children’s wellbeing.

The combination of preventative and promotive elements in WISE’s offering provides schools and child care organizations with the foundation, method and tools to ensure measurable staff- and child wellbeing improvement outcomes.  We teach practical holistic tools to improve children’s self-esteem, emotional intelligence and wellbeing

Schedule regular “play time” in your diary, the same way as you'd book a meeting or coffee date with a friend.

Children playing the InnerMagic self-esteem game with Carol

Lesson plans for developing positive values











Pilot Study results available on request.

For Media footage / press releases / radio/ TV coverage contact Candice Burgess on candice@kingofthejungle.co.za

Join the WISE revolution

Contact our training co-ordinator Gadija to find out more about training/becoming a volunteer. (Gadija can be reached via WhatsApp on 073 796 2659

Email : info@wise.training

Bank details: Nedbank, Plettenberg Bay; Name : Wellbeing In Schools And Education; Acc nr :  1153793180; branch code 198765 Reference : your name&cell number