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On 25 May 2017, an awareness program, was held at the hall in Boboyi.

This was an initiative of the Victim Empowerment Forum. Child Welfare SA-Port Shepstone spearheaded the program. May is celebrated as Child Protection month, with various programs being held in communities and schools across Ray Nkonyeni Municipality to raise awareness on issues pertaining to Protection of Children. Statistics relating to child neglect, abuse (all forms of abuse), abandonment and orphans and vulnerable children are on the increase.

Various speakers from the different Departments addressed a hall filled with people from the Boboyi community, which included both, men and women. Speakers were from: SAPS, Department of Justice, Department of Social Development,Thuthuzela Care Centre,Family  and Child Services,Department of Education,National Prosecuting Authority,Association for Physically Chalenged,and Child Welfare.  Brigadier Nala also graced us with her presence. She emphasised the importance of protecting our children, as they are vulnerable. She further stated the importance of dealing with substance abuse, and working together to eradicate drug abuse.

The program was a success.

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    Advocate Kanki Motsoetse
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    Brigadier Nala
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  • Captain Cele
    Captain Cele
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    Guests- officials
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    Information table
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Artist gives back to Child Welfare

The creative team breathed new life into the children’s room.

Rob Dudley and Jeanne Fensham of Veldblom, Audrey Dannler and Sagree Naicker with Onele Tshani and Njabulo Chiliza in front.

CHILD Welfare, Port Shepstone children’s counselling playroom has been given a new look, thanks to talented artist Jeanne Fensham of Veldblom.

Jeanne said it was a fantastic project and thanked many other kind-hearted people such as Audrey and Frank Dannler, Cheryl Hadad, Jaunte Geldenhuys Venter, Wynand Redelinghuys, Jimmy Fourie and Robert Dudley and S&J Construction and Painters for making the project possible.

CHILD Welfare, Port Shepstone children’s counselling playroom has been given a new look, thanks to talented artist Jeanne Fensham of Veldblom.

Jeanne said it was a fantastic project and thanked many other kind-hearted people such as Audrey and Frank Dannler, Cheryl Hadad, Jaunte Geldenhuys Venter, Wynand Redelinghuys, Jimmy Fourie and Robert Dudley and S&J Construction and Painters for making the project possible.

Whenever Jeanne got a gap she would spend time at Child Welfare doing what she does best – being creative. Her friend, Audrey, helped paint the walls with chalk paint so the children can draw with chalk on the walls. Her partner, Robert, helped with financial donations.

“It was so rewarding to the see the excited faces of the children when they saw the newly painted room,” she said.

There is even a new bookshelf, handmade by Rob Jordaan and the public is asked to please donate children’s books.

Sagree Naicker, manager of Child Welfare, thanked Jeanne and her team for creating the counselling play therapy room, which is different and much more unique than the traditional therapy room, or a therapist’s office.

Done by Jeanne Fensham of Veldblom.

“When the children’s minds focus on the toys, they say stuff which comes from the heart and this helps social workers counsel abused children.”