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Journeys of discovery

How do we make sense of life?

We live in a complex world. Challenged by bewildering ambiguity and constant upgrades. Today we have more uncertainty, higher levels of anxiety, and more people feeling unsettled than ever before. Mental resilience and the ability to make sense of it all have become key challenges.

Living in this today’s world requires a clarity of purpose and understanding ‘why’ we do what we do. It also requires a different way of managing one’s internal world. Mindfulness, mental control and a deep understanding of what makes it all worthwhile have become the next frontier of personal development.

Someone who can tell us about surviving and thriving despite suffering is holocaust survivor Dr Viktor Frankl. Better known for his book ‘Man’s Search for Meaning’, Frankl’s life philosophy serves as a blueprint of how to make send of it all and discover meaning despite circumstances.

At Streetschool, we integrate the teachings of this philosophy – Logotherapy, with mindfulness to create a higher awareness of what is truly significant. Mindfulness as a systematic approach enables the development of better insight, better clarity of vision and a better sense of purpose.

Today, many global multi-national corporations are embarking on mindful ways of working to help people in focussing clearly, creatively and innovatively. Scientific research supports mindfulness as the most powerful way to create extraordinarily capable leaders.

Realities of life

Frankl’s approach to life, called Logotherapy, highlights the following:

  • We want to make a difference and our greatest desire is to feel useful. We want life to be worthwhile.
  • We are able to take a stand no matter what; Even if only by the attitude we adopt. We are always free to decide how to react.
  • The potential for meaning exists under all circumstances, even in tough times.
  • There are three avenues to discover meaning – by what we do, by what we experience and by the attitude we adopt.
  • We need to consider what is being asked of us. Sometimes we should stop and ask – what is being asked of me now? We is the right thing to do?
  • We have the power to change our attitudes. A change in attitude can shift us into a new positive frame of mind.
  • The strength of the human spirit gives us the power to stand up for what we believe in. We are able to defy our past and for what we think is right.
  • Love conquers all. Our ability to love and be loved is what fills us with hope and inspiration.

                                                     If we understand “why”, we can overcome any “how”

    What about spirituality?

    Logotherapy is not designed to teach us how to escape from suffering; rather, it shows us how to discover meaning despite challenges.

    To suffer for no reason is useless but to discover meaning in suffering can make tough times worthwhile.

    We have a spiritual dimension. Spirituality is our ability to get over ourselves and understand the more significant questions of life. We are by nature meaning-focused and motivated by doing what is worthwhile.

    More than 2 000 years ago, the mystic Hillel summarised a philosophy of life in 25 words:

              ‘If I don’t do it, who will?

              If I don’t do it now, when will I?

              If I do it for myself, what am I?’

    For a life of meaning we have to take action, we have to do it now, and we have to do it for something or someone else.

    At Streetschool we help you work through questions such as this. We don’t have all the answers but on our journeys and workshops, you will get to discover your own answers for yourself.

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    Annapurna Circuit 2024

    Trek the highest pass and sit at the highest lake with stunning views of Annapurna range and Dhaulagiri.

    Everest Base Camp trek

    Walk in the footsteps of the Himalayan greats. Feel the magic of the highest peaks in the world.

    Ride The Himalayas

    For eight days you will ride the highest official passes in the world, higher even than Everest Base Camp.

    Gap Week Kathmandu

    Come design your future and volunteer at local schools, coach cricket or basketball while experiencing a new culture.

    Mindfulness Leadership

    Corporate programs to lead with meaning and mindfulness for improved performance.

    Mindfulness journey to India

    Journey to the source of human inspiration and explore the meaning of life.

    Bollywood Filmweek

    Make your own movie in Dharavi, home to Slumdog Millionaire.

    Teach English To Tibetan Monks

    Volunteer at the foothills of the Himalayas and teach English at Tibetan village schools.

    “It was a truly life changing experience.”


    “Wow, this experience taught me the most amazing philosophy and compassion I never believed was possible.”


    “Stillness is critical for where I am at the moment. And after this trip I am further along my path than I realise.”


    “My mind started to change in a positive way.”


    Upcoming Journeys


    April 2024

    Everest Base Camp Trek 2024

    An expedition to Everest is an amazing physical and emotional experience that will move you into a new personal dimension. More Details



    Royal Enfield Bike Trip

    Our trip takes you on classic Royal Enfield’s from Manali at the foothills of the Indian Himalayas, to Leh in Ladakh, one of the remotest places on earth. More Details



    Annapurna Circuit trek

    A trek to one of the most beautiful mountains in the world. Tenth highest in the world this surpasses Everest for beauty – and it’s much quieter More Details


    March 2024

    Mindfulness Retreat (including Varanasi)

    Spiritual rejuvenation combined with a mindfulness audit. Learn how to meditate, understand Tibetan Yoga, and a introduction to Buddhist philosophy. More Details

    Student Journey Dates

    Teach English & Bollywood Filmweek

       March 2023 school holiday

    Gap Week in Kathmandu

         September 2023 school holiday

    Student Journeys

    Teach English to Tibetan Monks

    Open to school students between the ages of 15 and 19. Do volunteer work within the Tibetan exile community in Dharamsala, India. READ MORE

    Gap Week Kathmandu

    Students will work in small factories, do woodwork, learn about clay-pot making, work in a motor repair shop, and cook in a hotel kitchen. READ MORE

    Bollywood Filmweek

    Learn about Indian filmmaking and make your own movie in Dharavi, home to Slumdog millionaire during the 2019 school holidays. READ MORE

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       +27 82 554 4614
       10 Repens Street, Paradyskloof,
    Stellenbosch, 7600

    Get in touch
       +27 82 554 4614
       10 Repens Street, Paradyskloof,
    Stellenbosch, 7600