90 children and young people from the Project, mostly aged 11-15, attended a workshop, with a hot meal. Here is part of the report:
“We held an empowering workshop on the 5thOctober at K2, with representatives from government departments, NGO’s, and local tribal authority representatives. Topics ranged from Gender Based Violence and Rape (Sexual Abuse) to Safety and Community Child Care. The police representative encouraged young people to report child abuse as soon as it happens.
“The Department of Health spoke of the importance of abstaining from sexual activities, encouraged those that are taking any kind of treatment to always ensure that they collect their medication, and to always take it on time and according to the doctor’s orders. Advice was given by the Peer Education Coordinator on setting goals, and the consequences of drug abuse, especially Dagga [cannabis] (which was recently legalized by the S. African government), as well as alcohol abuse.”