Thursday, December 9, 2010

Kraaifontein Child Facility opens

In celebration of 16 Days of No violence against women and children, MAB today opened the Child-Friendly Reporting Facility at the Kraaifontein FCS unit stationed at Kraaifontein Police Station. This facility now has a beautiful outside play area, waiting area and an assessement room linked to a monitoring room. The state-of-the-art audio visual equipement sponsored by Shellard Media now makes recording the interviews possible. During the opening Brigadier Sharon Jeptha said that SAPS need more partners like Matla A Bana.

We would like to thank all the sponsors who made this facility possible:
Old Mutual Foundation, Rotary Claremont, Shellard Media, F & L Konstruksie, Geustyn & Horak Aluminium, Gerhardt Jooste & Francious Coetzer
Photo: Piet Smit (SAPS Media Office)


On Tues, 7 Dec, Matla A Bana hosted it's Annual AGM at Afrique Boutique Hotel in Roodepoort. The event was attended by sponsors, media and officials. Guest speaker, Provincial Commissioner General Petros, said that it "It takes special people to do the type of work Matla a Bana is doing - people with a heart who are willing to get involved in civil society.”

Teunis Binnemeer (Absa Trust) presented the financial statements and founder, Monique Strydom, said that none of the work could have been done without the support of funders and volunteers alike. More than R 2 million in products and services have been donated to the NGO during the last two years.

Despite facing serious financial trouble and having to resort to retrenchments, MAB reached more than 5000 children last year who reported crimes against them. In addition to this the NGO trained more than 200 police officials and more than 40 doctors in specialised courses. Certificates were handed over representatives of companies who donated more than R 50 000 to Matla A Bana.
Photo: Kotie Geldenhuys Servamus