Child Protection Week marked

Tramway Football Club, in Southfield, has members from all over the Cape Flats including children from Parkwood, Grassy Park, Retreat, Steenberg, Lavender Hill, Capricorn. From left, are club secretary Cindy Henkeman, junior chairman Dudley Lewis, Ward 72 councillor Keith Southgate, Cape Flats Stories representative and “soccer mom” Simone Borez, Doctor Nasief Van der Schyff, who is the youth coach and director of youth coaching at Tramway FC, the chairman of SAFA Cape Town Medical and Sports Science committee as well as a leading figure in SAFA’s fight against Covid-19.
Unified in Child Protection Week.
The little ones at Selwyn Educare Centre, a project of the Where Rainbows Meet Training and Development Foundation, in Vrygrond performed the play Little Red Riding Hood to illustrate the concept of “stranger danger”. Mymoena Scholtz, founder of Where Rainbows Meet, said they had discussed the importance of parents’ involvement, effective communication between parent and child, and different methods of communication with their children. Pictured are Selwyn Educare Centre children and teachers.
Safeline Child Abuse Treatment and Prevention Centre and The Vrygond ECD Forum honoured 250 ECD children in Vrygrond. “Safeline had a fun and educational play of little Red Riding Hood, empowering children to keep safe. Children were empowered on what to do should anything happen, is to shout, run and tell an adult they trust,” said Faranaaz Johnston chairperson of the Vrygrond ECD Forum. Pictuerd are Safeline members and Vrygrond ECD Forum teachers.
Children from ECD centres in Vrygrond.

A number of organisations held awareness programmes on Friday June 6, to highlight the National Child Protection Week which is commemorated from May 29 to June 6 in South Africa. The aim of the annual campaign is to raise awareness of the rights of children.