Rowena founded and led the ecl-Namibia hub, which she still supports in a training capacity. The ecl Foundation (Enhancing Children’s Lives) is a global foundation established to help adults create environments that support the emotional well-being, creativity and learning of children and young people. The approach is a systemic, ‘whole-child’, model of practice that understands each individual in relation to their contexts and conditions (historical, personal, cultural, biological and so on). In this way, the causes and influences of a child’s actions and behaviours can be considered and supported as opposed to responding only to symptoms (of behaviour for example).
Rowena has retired to Hoedspruit in South Africa and although not formally working she continues to be active in the field and offers individual sessions.