Learners share message of hope during Child Protection Week
29 July 2021
Bridgeville Primary School partnered with the Cape Town Museum of Childhood to create awareness around the importance of child protection.
National Child Protection Week is commemorated every year to raise awareness of the rights of children as articulated in the Constitution and the Children’s Act.
The campaign is led by the Department of Social Development in partnership with key government departments and civil society organisations rendering child protection services.
Five of the school’s learners gave their input on what can be done to better protect children.
The learners involved were Keera van der Berg (Grade 5), Shiloh Alexander (Grade 6), Caillum Hector (Grade 6), Ashleigh Peters (Grade 7) and Zahara Lawrence (Grade 7).
Kim Thompson, a teacher at Bridgeville Primary, interviewed the learners to find out if they know about Child Protection Week, what it means to them and what we as South Africans can do better to protect our children.
When asked about their message of hope for children who endure abuse on a daily basis, the learners encouraged their peers to seek help and to not be afraid or ashamed to tell people they trust about their situation.
Watch the video to hear what the learners had to say. https://www.facebook.com/CTchildhood/videos/1731024023771531