In 2011 we had a goal to run the Child Abuse Partnership Protection Programme in a number of under-privileged schools in KZN. We wanted to do this because we believe that every child in South Africa has the right to be protected, and education and awareness is the first step in fighting the scourge that is child abuse.
The purpose of the programme is to educate learners, educators and parents or caregivers on all aspects of child abuse, so as to empower any victim or possible victim of abuse to speak out against the abuse.
Secondly, we hope to educate parents, teachers, and caregivers to assist them to identify abuse and correctly and carefully assist the child to ensure no further damage is done.
The programme is run over a year and ideally should be implemented annually, as the dangers of abuse to children alter as the child gets older.
Since 2011 we have run the Partnership Programme at Rydalvale Primary in Phoenix, Port Natal School in Durban, and New West Secondary School in Newlands West.