Thursday, June 18, 2009

THANK YOU VODACOM!


On Friday, 12 June, Vodacom officially handed over the first of 2000 comfort packs for child abuse victims in the Western Cape. The donation handed over by Vodacom representative Priscilla Damane to Commissioner Petros.


The comfort pack project in the Western Cape is a combined effort between Friends of Child Protection (who will also pack and distribute the packs for MAB), You Magazine and MAB. Each of these groups will supply packs for various age groups. Once again a great example on how communities, NGO and companies can work together to help others!

CONGRATULATIONS MAB STUDENTS!












Annemarie Voster (Sanlam), Leonore Louw (Reach Africa), Commissioner Petros, Monique Strydom, Carol Van Der Rheede (HCI Foundation) and FCS Commanders














Leonore Louw (Reach Africa), Commissioner Petros, Monique Strydom, Carol Van Der Rheede (HCI Foundation) and SAPS Cluster Commanders













Annemarie Voster (Sanlam), Commissioner Petros, Monique Strydom, Carol Van Der Rheede (HCI Foundation) and FCS Constables

On Friday, 12 June, close to a hundred proud SAPS FCS members received their certificates for training done by MAB. During the awards ceremony, Commissioner Petros, “joined” the MAB team, by calling himself a part of the MAB family. He also recognised the important work MAB is doing in assisting child abuse victims. During the last year MAB trained more than 100 police officers in the Western Cape. This training included Child Protection Protocols, various soft skills (like conflict management and client service) and mentorship courses. The group included a broad spectrum of the WC police force, from student constables to top WC SAPS management. The value of this training is estimated to be close to a million Rand. The officers will now be able to use these skills not only to investigate crimes, but also to mentor other officers and share valuable knowledge.

We would like to thank Sanlam and Santam for sponsoring the event and our main training sponsors for this training possible:




NYANGA FCS SERVED!

Hanlie sharing about God's love. Two men from two worlds becoming brothers!
A very special visit took place at Nyanga FCS two weeks ago. The home cell group of Burger VD Merwe (Familia Christi) who adopted this unit, not only “served” the members with great snacks, but they also "served" spiritual support. Hanlie Marais shared a powerful message about God’s love and their calling to protect our children and help our abused children. The rest of the morning Hanlie and the group spent ministering to individual members. It was indeed a blessed morning, not only for the members, but also to those who served them!


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