While travelling South Africa is amazing and I am providing you with some cool activities to do with families, let us not forget South Africa is a crime-ridden nation. This week I went to the Magistrate Court in rural Limpopo to provide comfort boxes for chidl abuse victims who are brave enough to testify to have the criminals locked away. They face a gruelling day without even having had breakfast. I provide them with a toy, juice, a snack, sweets, a sticker activity and a little children’s book. If you are on paypal maybe you want to click that Donate button. 7 US Dollars buys a box for one child – and lessens the intimidation and stress a child feels at court.
As many of my followers know, here in South Africa we deal with child abuse and child rape in a severity that is unbelievable.
How an individual responds to unpleasant events in their life is crucial for their future.
“Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”
― Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning
To assist a child and young woman or young man in overcoming the trauma of abuse is a call we all need to take up in this nation.
To end this, there are many different steps needed. We as a church are going into schools, training learners how to prevent abuse, how to interfere when you know a peer faces abuse, how to report abuse. We train parents. We try to get the community involved.
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