Although Child Protection Week has already passed awareness thereof is still ongoing and Uzwelo Child and Youth Care Centre is making use of this opportunity to educate children throughout the month of June.
At Uzwelo, the staff members and care workers will be conducting awareness campaigns with regards to cyber safety, the damaging effects of drugs on the human brain as well as the rights and responsibilities of a child.
UROC (Uzwelo Rural Orphan Care) will also participate in Child Protection Month by creating safety awareness throughout their parks. Areas such as Iswepe, Panbult and Ngwempisi will be visited by care workers to discuss safety precautions regarding children. UYCE (Uzwelo Youth Community Empowerment) will be visiting schools in and around Mkhondo.
Nelson Mandela quoted, “There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.”
They will discuss what child protection means and educate the learners that they have the right to break the silence and speak out but also be responsible towards each other and be on the lookout for friends who might be victims of child abuse. “It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves, that will make them successful human beings.” – Ann Landers