Help protect 1000 children from child abuse

by FIKELELA AIDS PROJECT
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We ran a holiday club for 60 children during the school holidays. This is the time when the children are most at risk of neglect and abuse. 

Five leaders helped out and the several parents assisted. The chidlren were so excited to have Jerry Giraffe with them for the whole week. 

Some of the children had  difficulties expressing themselves because they have been constantly criticised and brought down being told 'You are stupid"

One litle boy told us that his mother told him "you are stupid becuase your dad is a druggie" and for him he loved the song that Jerry taught that says "I am special"

Jerry has lots of places to go and children to meet , where he will tell them how special they are!

Five new churches have been trained to run the Jerry Giraffe Programme.
Vivian Miller  is the newly appointed prevention worker and he will be visiting the five churches with a 'roadshow' to help them as they present their first few sessions.
The teachers are excited to be equipped with this wonderful fun programme and hope to make a difference in increasing the safety of thier children from Child abuse.

Vivian is excited about this programme and looking forward to empowering the Sunday School teachers. He is looking forward to visiting the churches, to see the situations of the various churches and help them to take on this programme in creative fun ways

Five new churches were trained by Fikelela to implement the Jerry giraffe child abuse protection programme.

Eleven teachers were trained and very excited by the new materials.

They are all planning to start the programme just after Easter and were excitted to learn the songs and prepare the materials for their kids.

They had a chance to see all the ten lessons and to practice using the resources during the workshop. They were given a CD with materials and songs so they can practice at home.

The children enjloy learning during singing songs and the actions are great fun for them!

it is important to learn about emotions through games, and to learn which are the special parts of the body that noone is allowed to touch

Thankyou so much for your support for this important project!

Fikelela Aids Project is rolling out the Sunday School programme - Jerry Giraffe  to new churches and Sunday School teachers.


teachers from five churches attended a training hosted by Think Twice where they learned to run this ten session programme in their own communities. The programme helps them to talk about issues of body, emotions, safety, hiv stigma and other important concepts. The training is done in a fun way with Jerry Giraffe as the teacher!

Some comments from the teachers are "This is a great programme which teaches the little ones to respect their own bodies, to be accepting of all people living with HIV. They also learn about self respect and sharing of feeligns and emotions."


"jerry the talking Giraffe shares stories in a safe non threatening way which the children love!"

""I cant wait to incorporate this fun materials into my Sunday School teaching"

 " I like that each of the lessons is linked with a Bible story so I can incorporate it in my class teaching"

These teachers will go on to create a safe space for their kids to share what is going on in their lives....

62 Sunday School teachers from 27 churches have now been trained to run the exciting Jerry Giraffe programme in thier church.

Through games, role plays and songs, teh children learn that they are special. they learn about their special places that other people mustnt touch, and they learn that there are good feelings (star feelings) and bad feelings (stone feelings).

Through role plays they learn how to tell people about how they feel. They also learn to identify who they can talk to if they feel bad, and also what is a good time to talk to an adult

 

We are excited for our upcoming training on the 19th of September when new Sunday school teacher will be trained and new churches come on board the program

 

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FIKELELA AIDS PROJECT

Location: cape town, western cape - South Africa
Website: http:/​/​www.fikelela.org.za
Project Leader:
rachel mash
Cape Town, Select South Africa

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