Matla A Bana (MAB) aims to minimise the secondary abuse children suffer when they report crimes against them. This year MAB projects will help 20 000 children who report rape and crimes against them, through thier various projects.
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A recent research document by Solidarity shows that a child is raped every 4 minutes. Unfortunately very few of those crimes are reported.
Matla A Bana has been working since 2002 to help the thousands of raped and abused children who report the crimes against them, Last year we helped more than 3000 children through our various projects.
Help us by bidding some of the best celebrities in South Africa. They will donate their time and talents to help raise funds for MAB. With Steve Hofmeyer, Cornelius Bosch, Annie Malan, Edith Venter, Leon Schuster, Pieter Dirk Uys, Evita, Fiona Coyne, Leanne Mannas.
On 31 May 2009 a special Service of Hope and Blessing was hosted at Gardens Presbyterian Church. During this service three candles were lit by VIP guest, Commissioner Ntobela, one for the children of the world, one for the children of South Africa and the Western Cape and one for all those people who work to protect them. After the service guests took part in a Green Ribbon Ceremony, during which green ribbons and prayers were tied to trees and fences in the street.
The culmination of Matla a Bana's (MAB) Child Protection Week (25 May 2009- 01 June 2009) ended with the of Launch Vodacom Comfort Pack project on 01 June 2009. Vodacom Foundation donated more than R 400 000 to MAB for the production of comfort packs to be handed to child-victims when they report crimes at SAPS. These packs contain immediate comfort goods like a soft toy, refreshments, soap and cloth, sanitary pads etc.
MAB would like to thank the volunteers of the day and also Yebo Heroes of the Vodacom Foundation.
Child Protection Week brought more celebrations when the doctors and police officers who recently completed the Forensic Medical Examination Course received their certificates. MAB hosted this course in April for doctors of the Paarl Hospitals and FCS members to assist them to understand the forensic examination of rape and abuse victims better.
In South Africa a child is abused every 8 minutes, assaulted every 14 minutes, raped every 24 minutes. These are the reported cases. It is estimated that only 30% of all child abuse are reported.
The aim of Matla A Bana is to minimize the secondary abuse children suffer when they report crimes against them.
1. Adoption project