Sikhula Sonke & child protection
Sikhula Sonke wholeheartedly advocates support for promotion of the rights, care and protection of children, and through its work actively creates "safe and healthy environments for children". Safe spaces in which children can learn, grow, be loved and prepare for their future.
Sikhula Sonke also invests in the caregivers of these children through programmes like our Family Community Motivator Programme and others.
Why a green ribbon?
The green refers to life and growth.
South africa & cpw
National Child Protection Week (CPW) is commemorated in South Africa annually to raise awareness of the rights of children as articulated in the Children's Act of 2005.
The campaign that began in 1997 also aims to mobilise all sectors of society to ensure the care and protection of children. The campaign is led by the Minister of Social Development; however it is incumbent on all of us to play a role in protecting children and creating a safe and secure environment for them.The 2014 theme for the week is “ a safe and healthy environment for children”.
Find out more about this Child Protection Week here
What are the outcomes?
The planned events are aimed at the following outcomes:
Program of events: 26-30 may
Monday 09h00 - 17h00: Launch of Child Protection week Open library; dances, dramas & music; exhibitions
Harare Square, Ncumo Road, Harare, Khayelitsha
Tuesday: Round table discussions
What are the real issues faced by our children? Let’s talk!
Masibambane Hall - Lovelife, Y-Centre, Harare Square Ncumo Road, Khayelitsha
Wednesday: Children learn & play times
Visit our mobile toy library, enjoy our learning spaces
Various sites including Kuyasa, Monwabisi Park, Harare Square
Thursday: Road shows / pamphleteering
Join us in handing out pamphlets & educating about child safety
Led by SAPS, Metro Police and other community organizations
Friday: Celebration & signing of pledges
Rounding off Child Protection Week and setting the stage for Child Month
Kuyasa Primary School, Kuyasa, Khayelitsha
For more information
Please contact: Ntutu Mtwana
Volunteer & Safety Coordinator: VPUU
Compliance & Auxiliary Services
Stocks & Stocks Bld: Khayelitsha
Tel: 021 360 3220
Fax: 021 400 3990
Mobile: 072 282 8830/082 838 8573
our partners in raising awareness of child protection week