I would love to thank you for all the support, care, love and guidance you have given me. In times where I felt uncertain and confused, the wonderful staff was there to help and guide me, when I felt scared and shy they were there to set the mood and make us feel comfortable.
They taught us rights we did not know we had in court and made the experience less stressful and made us know we are always safe, and we did not have to fear. It is not easy for a minor to stand before a court and tell your story, but with the help of the intermediaries I was able to say everything without fear.
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The Teddy Bear Foundation SAFE Presentations
The Teddy Bear
Foundation strive to protect children, combatting child abuse through
prevention and intervention programs.
The SAFE program is
part of the intervention process, empowering learners with knowledge and skills,
to identify, prevent and report child abuse
presentations are available to be presented to grade 7 – 12 learners, as
requested. The presentations can be done at school, as well as in the form of
virtual presentations, taking in consideration the current COVID pandemic. Each
presentation are facilitated within a forty five minute timeframe, in small
class groups. It is proposed that each grade be divided into two groups and
7 Safe Presentation
The grade 7
Play Today – The Urgent Phasing in of Essential
Outdoor Social Play for South Africa’s Children
“The true character of society is revealed in how it treats its children.”
- Nelson Mandela
“A child’s best interests are of paramount importance in every matter
concerning the child.”
- Children’s Act 38 of 2005, section 9
“Children need play as much as they need fresh air, clean water, and
nutritious food. This plan looks like an excellent way to allow play while
minimizing the risk of exposure to Covid-19.”
- Dr Peter Gray, USA, an author on the impact of play deprivation on children’s mental health,
commenting on the draft guidelines offered in this document. An example of his work can be