Welcome to the Resource Centre
Why was this platform created?
The Resource Centre is a missional initiative to provide helpful resources to community members during and beyond COVID-19 times.
The Resource Centre adopts a Christian tradition, yet, resources available are available to the entire community. It remains the choice of the visitor, whether some resources are more useful and helpful or not. The theological grounding is that through collaborative efforts and other sources, visitors have access to relevant information to inform their decisions and help them live more fulfilled lives. In the same vain, contributors may have talents that they would like to share with the community.
The relevance of the resource perspectives in COVID-19 and beyond times
Based on Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, we may be slap-bang at level 1, 2 and 3. The most basic level refers to physiological levels, where we need air, water, food, and shelter. Safety needs are at the next level, where the focus is on work and health, from a COVID-19 perspective. Social needs for love and belonging, having a sense of connection is on the third level. The following need is Esteem related and lastly a sense of self-actualisation.
Given the COVID-19 pandemic, we may want to revise the foundational needs of Maslow to include hygiene and health factors, social and emotional connectedness, and spiritual wellbeing. Social and emotional contact and connectedness with others need to be seen through a lens of physical distance, luckily, neither emotional nor spiritual distance. The inclusion of Spiritual wellbeing adds a space that is so basic as the air that we breathe and how we make sense of our world. During and post-COVID times, the other requirements may remain relevant for all who are safe and employed. Even though you may be comfortable with experiencing the fulfilment of your higher-order needs, the virus has penetrated to the most basic level and our higher-order needs. (Esterhuizen, 2020:1).
Who will benefit from this platform?
Community members will benefit from this. Content contributors volunteer support without any expectation of financial gain. Counselling collaborators offered a range of pro-Bono and reduced rates for counselling sessions.