Afrika Tikkun’s call to action

2018-07-19 06:00
Youth gathered at Mfuleni for the Afrika Tikkun’s Memeza Bazokuzwa Campaign.PHOTO: Afrika Tikkun

Youth gathered at Mfuleni for the Afrika Tikkun’s Memeza Bazokuzwa Campaign.PHOTO: Afrika Tikkun

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A group of young adults from Mfuleni gathered for their very own Child Protection Imbizo on Friday 22 June.

Afrika Tikkun’s Memeza Bazokuzwa campaign is a yearlong effort intended to strengthen the capacity of children to speak out against abuse and to empower families and communities to hear them and take action­.

Afrika Tikkun’s Child Protection Week activities included parades at four of their Centres of Excellence, aimed to instil the message amongst young people.

Catherine Sofianos, a spokesperson, said: “Looking back at National Child Protection Week, the need for all sectors of South African society to perpetually mobilise, care for and protect children as the most vulnerable members of our society is a big undertaking.”

Sofianos added that this is a call to action that should not be forgotten for the remaining 51 weeks of the year, and there are many organisations around the country whose sole purpose is safeguarding the young.

“Afrika Tikkun is one such organisation and our focus on child and youth development in underprivileged communities means that their work in child protection is essential to our core objectives,” she says.

Afrika Tikkun was founded in 1994 with the goal of developing and uplifting young people in disadvantaged communities across South Africa

With like-minded partners, Afrika Tikkun aims to end child poverty and youth unemployment through a holistic approach that begins in early childhood and ends with productive adults accessing the economy­.

Their approach provides all-inclusive care that includes nutrition, health and social services and helps youth achieve success with a model called Cradle-to-Career 360°, which has earned Afrika Tikkun being an organisations with impact in SA.

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