Matla A Bana helps more than 30 000+ children every year who report crimes against them. Most of these are girls between 4 and 12 years old and most have been raped. Matla A Bana. The projects:
COMFORT PACKS (Victim support)
Supplying comfort packs to SAPS FCS officers and rape clinics to give to the child when the crime is first reported. The pack contains items that will emotional, physical and emergency needs of the child.
CHILD FRIENDLY REPORTING FACILITIES (Community Mobilisation)
Direct Impact: 30 000+ children per year
Minimising secondary abuse by creating child-friendly reporting facilities or rooms at police stations or hospitals. Including audio-visual recording facilities and two-way mirror, waiting area, assessment & monitoring room. More than 20 facilities already implemented
SPECIALISED TRAINING (Education)
Indirect Impact : 20 000+ plus victims (Children and adults)
Training of officers of the law in special skills and legal aspects needed to deal with rape and abuse victims.
direct Impact : 8 000+ school children
Educational programs at schools with Don't Bully and Share your Secret themes
MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS TRAINING (Education)
Indirect Impact : 5 000+ Children and adults per year
Training of medical practitioners in the specially developed course, Forensic Medical examination of child abuse and rape victims and expert witnessing in court.
UNIQUE PROJECTS (Advocacy and crime prevention)
Awareness, advocacy, crime prevention, support and training projects. Includes national media campaigns, community awareness projects, implementation of child protection policies etc.
INCENTIVE AWARDS (Lobbying)
Indirect impact : 850 child victims
Awarding Gauteng Child Protection Detectives who have gone beyond the call of duty in helping child victims by hosting a bi-annual award ceremony.