Plans for 2013-2014

mapThis year, what do we concentrate on?  …..   more of what we know has a major impact on the lives of thousands of children

 

 

CHILDLINE

Uviwe/Childline Eastern Cape Caring for Crèches [C4C]

We began a C4C project for 100 crèche leaders in May 2012 and will continue with others well into 2014. it has been astonishingly successful with positive feedback from crèche leaders, community leaders and outreach workers.

Childline Mpumalanga – C4C

With five years now successfully completed, over nine hundred people trained and thousands of children helped plus many reported cases of abuse this is acknowledged by USAid as being a highly successful programme. Other linked programmes have now been started in the province to identify and keep track of the very vulnerable children. Discussions are underway for the provincial government to take over from us in continuing the funding into the future.

Childline NW – C4C

Plans are agreed for another 100 crèche leaders to be trained – by the end of 2013 we will have trained over seven hundred crèche leaders throughout the province.  Again new work is being started in the area as a result of our programme and other avenues of funding are being secured for 2014 onwards.

EKUPHOLENI MENTAL HEALTH CENTRE

IMISEBEYELANGA

We have supported their excellent work now for over five years. In 2013-2014 we are building on lasts years’ work and developing crèches as Centres of Excellence to act as trainers and supporters for satellite crèches. 

We will continue to support the children’s refuge at Mogodu with funds for the children’s food for a further year.

JOHANNESBURG CHILD WELFARE SOCIETY 

CATTS

Level One training and Level Two training continues for community volunteers with 38 volunteer workers from many different children’s community services in Soweto and other township services on each course.

KIDS R SPECIAL

This is a project we started to support a few years ago and is under our ‘Awareness Raising ‘heading.  KRS are made up of teachers and social workers who have constructed age appropriate puppets shows that go to schools, nurseries, and crèches. This year we are supporting their anti-bullying programme through the costs of puppets. Our logo will be plastered all over the equipment!

OPEN UNIVERSITY – JOINT PhD PROGRAMME

Why are so many small children abused by male perpetrators in South Africa? Our researcher interviewed 27 perpetrators in prison in South Africa; all are in jail after being found guilty of some of the most terrible crimes against some of the most vulnerable children – some as young as a few days old. Those interviewed are all men aged between 16 years and 84 years old, and all have brutalised and raped at least one child. But the findings aren’t maybe what we might expect – it makes interesting reading.  We have been funding research into this for 5 years and it is finally finished and published - read a summary here.

 



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To date, with the help of DHL, we have sent from the UK to South Africa, over 2,500 soft toys for vulnerable children. The outpouring of love and donations of beautiful soft toys has been quite amazing and we thank every child and parent/guardian who have donated. Each and every toy that we sent will be cherished in their new home. We are now stopping accepting toys because those lovely people at http://theteddytrust.wixsite.com/home do this all the time, again with DHL, and send toys to children all over the world. Any kind people who wish to donate will now be referred to them.

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We are proud and honoured that our work has been recognised by the UK Prime Minister, and that he has given Lesley his Point of Light award, stating
With the Infant Trust Lesley has empowered thousands of women across South Africa to protect and safeguard children in their communities. The education and training she has provided has helped to improve the lives of over 800,000 children, tackling the violence and abuse that affects too many of them in their early years. As we mark International Women’s Day this week I am delighted to recognise all that Lesley has done.”
You can find the full story at https://www.pointsoflight.gov.uk/2268-2/


Why are so many small children abused by male perpetrators in South Africa? Our researcher interviewed 27 perpetrators in prison in South Africa; all are in jail after being found guilty of some of the most terrible crimes against some of the most vulnerable children – some as young as a few days old. Those interviewed are all men aged between 16 years and 84 years old, and all have brutalised and raped at least one child. But the findings aren’t maybe what we might expect – it makes interesting reading.  We have been funding research into this for 5 years and it is finally finished and published – you can read the summary here

Our flagship Caring for Crèches programme has reached into some of the poorest communities in five of the nine provinces in South Africa and we have crèche leaders everywhere clamouring for the training. We have now trained over 2,200 people and they in turn have already positively impacted on the lives of over 160,000 children … and will continue to help many hundreds more children for years to come


Just once in a while, amongst all the amazing work that is done to help children in South Africa, we come across a shining star. One such is Wilhelmina who determined to setup a refuge for abandoned children.
Newsletter The report from our most recent visit to South Africa

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