Metro Central empowers teachers with self-defence techniques
27 February 2020
The Metro Central Education District invited well-known television and radio presenter, Tracey Lange, to speak to Learning Support Teachers at their quarterly Big Group meeting which was held at Portia Primary School in Lansdowne.
Lange was accompanied by Charina Joubert, a Tammy Taylor Mrs South Africa 2019 finalist and the founder of a project called #fightback which was launched at the Castle of Good Hope in November 2019.
The project aims to empower women and children to be able to protect themselves by teaching them self-defence techniques. Brenda Petersen, Learning Support Advisor in the Metro Central Education District, said they hope to be able to roll-out the programme to more schools within the province. “The aim is to ensure that all our learners are empowered with basic self-defence skills.”
Dean Johnson, a Mixed Martial Arts instructor, took the participants through their paces.
Petersen said the engaging and interactive session gave teachers a sense of empowerment and elicited some strong, positive reactions. Some responses were: “I don’t have to be a victim”, “I can take this forward and pay it forward”.
Schools may contact Charina Joubert (firstname.lastname@example.org) should they require more information.