Fikelela have trained forty three Sunday School teachers to help protect children from abuse at three different workshops. They are trained to run a ten week course, with fun activities, based on Biblical stories.
Fikelela have developed a 10 week child protection course, aimed at helping to prevent child abuse amongst Sunday school children.
The programme is supported by four “Child abuse champions” who are there to assist with referrals if teachers are worried that a child in their class may have been abused or is at risk. They are trained social workers and counsellors.
Teachers were excited to see how well the ten life skills lessons are linked with a Bible story.
Each parish receives a resource pack that consists of a variety of visuals that will help the children to enjoy the lesson and teach them valuable lessons in life. There are other useful tools such as the “talking flower “ which helps to create discipline and respect inside and outside of the Sunday school class.
The teachers are trained at two training sessions split over two Saturdays from nine to two.
The most incredible act of generosity we saw was on Mandela Day!
The centre was a hive of activity when we saw 15 groups of up to 30 people come through the home. Some volunteered their 67 minutes in giving the buildings a fresh coat of paint on the outside and inside. Others used their time to organize a party for the kids and shoeboxes and lunch was given to every child.
We were blessed with party packs, cakes, toys, clothes, mobiles above cots, food donations and monetary donations as well.
A whole lot of love and joy was brought to the children as CEOs, Managers and Staff of businesses sung, danced and played with the children. Those 67 minutes really made a difference to our centre!
Thanks to a generous donor, we were able to put in an organic food garden for the Fikelela Childrens Centre, a centre caring for orphans and abandoned children, many of whom are living with HIV.
This garden will give them fresh vegetables to improve their diet and keep them healthy. Many of them are on anti-retrovirals so a healthy diet is extremly important.
The fikelela Childrens Centre provides short time residential care for children in need, nurses them back to health and places them back into the community with either extended family members or foster carers.
Thank you so much for caring and for making a difference!