‘Fight’ for our children

2018-09-18 06:00
PHOTO: suppliedFight Like a Girl founders Christine Eriksen and Ann du Plessis want to empower children by teaching them how to react in dangerous situations.

PHOTO: suppliedFight Like a Girl founders Christine Eriksen and Ann du Plessis want to empower children by teaching them how to react in dangerous situations.

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THE the Kids In Crisis Can Kick (K.I.C.C.K) Program was developed in 2011 to teach children basic self-defense techniques.

According to co-founder of the organisation, Ann du Plessis, Fight Like A Girl has been approached by many parents and asked to run this program at their schools.

“We have opened this program up to schools and will also be running it in conjunction with the Ubomibami Foundation as part of our Outreach program.”

In addition, Du Plessis, said that children need to be taught about situational awareness and what to do if approached by a stranger or if they get lost.

She shed light on what the workshop will be teaching children: “Situational awareness, good stranger vs. bad stranger, what to do if they get lost or separated from their family, code words and age appropriate techniques,” she said.

Added that they want to empower as many children as they can and help keep them safe by running these workshops at schools.

“We will cater for all age groups from pre-primary right through to high school and will tailor the content accordingly,” she said.

“Knowledge is power and we need to teach our children what to do and how to behave around strangers and in shopping centres. We need to do whatever we can to protect our children which is the same as our approach with adults, if you don’t have the knowledge, you are powerless. Simply by attending a workshop like this could potentially save a child’s life,” said Eriksen.

To know more about the one hour workshop, you can contact Fight Like A Girl on: 031 940 1883 or visit their website www.fightlikeagirl.co.za

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