This project educates school children on their rights and responsibilities and helps abused children through counseling. It provides teachers/school staff with skills to respond to abused children.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Bullying, sexual harassment and aggressive behaviour mostly by boys directed at girls in schools rarely attracts sanctions and these become accepted as a normal part of growing up. 75% of school girls suffered sexual harassment from male classmates and 27% endure pressure from teachers for sex. It is imperative to address gender-based violence to make schools safe places and achieve universal primary education for all. Primary beneficiaries will be pupils who are victims of school-related abuses
How will this project solve this problem?
Training for school counselors, student sensitization activities, counseling and education, essay writing competitions, presentations, inter-school activities and sports, school clubs, video shows, library resources.
Potential Long Term Impact
Counseling and support for survivors will be available in our schools; school children will no longer drop out due to lack of support. School attitudes will change on abuse issues and retention of girls in schools will improve.
This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.