Tuesday, June 12, 2012

MAB opens child-friendly rooms in Vredenburg

MAB is proud to announce the upgrading of two important rooms on the Cape West Coast. On 11 June we showed the victim room at Vredenburg Hospital and the room of the forensic social worker at Vredenburg FCS (based at Saldanha SAPS) to our sponsors and the press.

We would like to thank the St Helena Church and Old Mutual Foundation for your support and for making this possible.

The St Helena Church as well as Akkerdyk Church in Vredenburg will adopt the hospital and FCS unit and give support to officials and children.

WC Child Protection week radio campaign

MAB secured the broadcast of a series for tips called "Straat Slim vir kinders" and "Straat slim vir ouers" on Radio Tygerberg for 5 days during Child Protection Week. These tips were written by Matla A Bana and went out during the peak morning and afternoon shows. Thank you to Radio Tygerberg for partnering with us.
(You can download these tips from our website).

Gauteng Child Protection week activities

The Linden Bible study group invited the Tembisa FCS unit to spend some quality time with them! The theme of the message by Helene Wessels was “ Taste and see that the Lord is good”! The members were treated with a scrumptious breakfast and tea treats!  They were also blessed with a container of biscuits to take to their families! Tembisa FCS did not let the opportunity go by to bless the ladies with their singing talents!! Matla a Bana is proud of this long term Adoption relationship! (watch the video on our You tube site!).

We would like to than Roodepoort Townlodge for hosting a special breakfast for our volunteers and supporters during Child Protection week. Amongst our guests were our training partners SAPS and Mosaiek Church (sponsor of venue and catering for our Serial Rape training)

 Wednesday 30 May was the time to acknowledge more dedicated volunteers, police members, media and other loyal sponsors assisting us to make an impact in the field of Child Abuse.   Clearwater Mall Centre Management Treated everyone with a nice goodie bag, and a fabulous breakfast with hot drinks at Cappuccino’s!  All the guests were surprised and felt very special with this “treat” sponsored by Clearwater Mall! Thank you to Cecile at Clearwater Mall who made this possible.

Roodepoort SOCA visit on 1 June
Mosaic Church visited the court staff during tea time with snack platters and reminded them of their importance to protect our children! Thank you Embark Foundation of Mosaic for making this treat possible!

On Wednesday, 7 June, Christian Heritage Church treated their unit with a home made Breakfast at the church hall! Lt –Col Segotta thanked Past Pat & Yvonne for always helping them when they need motivation and also for the special breakfast! She handed over a beautiful plant and card from the unit as a token of their appreciation!

12 June 2012
Matla a Bana and Krugersdorp FCS unit visited Knikkies @ Kenmare Laerskool to educate them on the importance of the Green Ribbon and their rights to be protected! Knikkies theme of the year is GREEN and they proudly wore the Green Ribbons during Child Protection week!  The school enjoyed the puppet show and thanked the SAPS for their time with a decadent chocolate!

Our oldest volunteer!

Never too old to make a differnce and we have proof of that! Oom Koos Myburg has been a loyal supporter and MAB since our very first beginning. From packing to painintg - nothing is too difficult for oom Koos. Thank you very much for your dedication and the great example you have set for all the other people out there.