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Benny Obayi is the Asibavikele: Let’s Protect Them Provincial Programme Coordinator for Eastern Cape Province.Read More
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Seven out of ten children in the North West province live in households where income is below R570 per month. They also live in overcrowded conditions and mostly in under-serviced areas. Children from the North West have some of the longest distances to travel to get to school, according to the Children’s Institute, in their 2010 publication,"Statistics on Children in South Africa."
The community is taking action; CWSA and the Department of Social Development have been holding consultation meetings to set up a local Child Welfare Office and roll out the Asibavikele: Let’s Protect Them programme. As a result of these consultative meeting, CWSA is setting up services in Mafikeng, the capital of North West province. Office space has already been secured and a team of community volunteers identified and trained in the Asibavikele community programme.
“We have had overwhelming support from the community and local organisations,” says Provincial Manager Enock Zibengwa. “We especially thank the residents of Section 39 in Mafikeng who have gone out of their way to help us get things going in their community.”
Above: community volunteers receiving training in Mafikeng
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