Friday, June 4, 2010

One man raises R100 000 for MAB!

Jos Malherbe departed on a cycling journey of nearly 12 000 kms from Cairo to Cape Town to raise funds for MAB. His adventure finally reached a highlight today when he handed over the R100000 to Matla A Bana during an event at the Table Bay Hotel.

We would like to thank everyone who have support this project by emailing, donating and pushing Jos on. Thank you to Sesego Cares who gave the last R10 000 for Jos to reach his target two days before the end of his trip.

Thank you also to Shaun and Sarah at the Table Bay Hotel who sponsored today's event, but also donated a fab 2 night stay worth R 12500 to Jos!
But mostly THANK YOU Jos for doing this for the children of South Africa! Like one posting on the blogsite said - "You are our HERO!".

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Daveyton Child Friendly Facility Opened

Waiting area
Assessment room

VIP Guests - Valencia Moleko (Old Mutual), Lizel Van Eeden (MAB), Gen Bester & Gen Taioe (SAPS Gauteng Prov), Col Gumedi (SAPS Daveyton)

This week MAB opened it's 15th Child Friendly Reporting Facility in Gauteng. These facilities are designed to a MAB blueprint and the purpose of these facilities is to minimise the trauma children suffer when they report crimes against them.

This facility is situated in a park home at Daveyton Police Station. This area is a SAPS priority area when it comes to child abuse cases.

We would like to thank SAPS Gauteng Province for supplying the mobile home and Old Mutual for sponsoring the upgrading of this facility.

Gauteng - Child Protection Week Celebrations

Various projects were hosted by the MAB Gauteng office in celebration of Child Protection Week.
Pat & Yvonne Godwin (Christian Hertigate Church)

Marieta Rademeyer busy with training

Melinda & Annemarie (Randburg Dutch Reformed Church)

1. Breakfast for MAB Training partners
Roodepoort Townlodge sponsored the MAB training partners to a wonderfull breakfast. This was just our way to say thank you to them for always assisting and sponsoring our training.

2. Brunch for MAB Adoptive Churches and SAPS Forensic Social Workers
Fourways Mall sponsored a brunch to treat representatives of the all the churches who have adopted FCS Units in Gauteng. Included in this group was also the SAPS Forensic Social Workers.

3. Compassion Fatigue Workshop
Marita Rademeyer (Jelly Beanz) hosted a training session for MAB on Compassion Fatigue. Sixteen social workers were equipped to better service delivery by dealing with the trauma associated with working with traumatised children.

4. Mosaiek Church Outreach
Members of this congregation paid a visit to the Roodepoort Sexual Offences Court to show their support and appreciation for a job well done by the court officials. They treated them to great snacks and hopefully inspired the members to keep on doing such great work!

Thank you to all our sponsors for helping us celebrate Child Protection Week with such great projects!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


Judy Bothes (Missing Children SA), Monique Strydom (MAB) and Children Against Crime Group
Old and young tying ribbons to create awareness
his year saw the first Service of Hope and Blessing hosted in the Northern Suburbs. This was hosted in celebration of Child Protection Week and Day on 30 May 2010 by the Durbanville Branch of Vredelust Church.
It turned out to be a very special morning started by a performance of the well-known Kuyasa Kids Choir, followed by the Candle Sermon and special prayers. The first candle and prayer in honour of the children of South Africa was lit by Capt Ruselo (Kraaifontein FCS), the second candle for the protectors and officials was lit by Louise Koen and the third candle for the perpetrators was lit by Col Swart (Commander Durbanville SAPS).
The sermon delivered by Gary Kieswetter had all in tears when he shared how he survived an incident of abuse when he was a small child. The morning was ended off with great cupcakes and a party table for the kids (and adults!!!). All members was asked to tie a green ribbon in their area to make people aware of child protection.
Thank you to Vredelust Church for hosting this, to Gary for his special message, for SAPS and the other charities who attended. We hope to be here again next year!

Child Protection Celebrations

50 FCS detectives attended the Connect workshop on the new Children's Act. Thanx Connect for sponsoring this!

Children Against Crime (Simon Van Der Stel Primary School) hosted a special ceremony to celebrate Child Protection Day. Thank you to Jacques and his kids for creating this awareness.