Soul Buddyz Series 1

Soul Buddyz is a ground breaking children's edutainment drama dealing with real life issues that children face. The Television show is a co-production between SCI and SABC Education.

sb1_tvpic161.jpgThe first series was researched and developed in 1999 and aired in 2000 to great acclaim. The drama dealt with serious health and development topics such as 

  • AIDS and teenage Sexuality
  • Trauma - including bullying and child sexual abuse and unintentional, including road safety and prevention of drownng and gun safety
  • Disability - especially the rights of children with disability

The entire series focuses on children's rights, and assisting children to give voice to their experiences. 

The drama centres around a group of South African children who meet after school in a park. They represent children from all walks of life and they form a firm bond. This group - the Soul Buddyz have to deal with issues that children are facing all the time. They support each other and their communities, while having lots of fun.

The series was produced by Bobby Heaney Productions.

At the end of each episode there is a 2 minute sequence of real children's comments about the issues that Soul Buddyz raises - this Buddyz Buzz helps give South African children a voice about important issues affecting them.

SCI has a responsibility to children to ensure that there is support on the ground - to achieve this we forged a partnership with Childline. Soul Buddyz not only give out the Childline number (0800 55 555) but make it part of the series demonstrating how it works, and can be used.