Volunteers are needed to help spruce up the place in Fish Hoek where child victims of abuse are interviewed by the police
Matla A Bana, a non-profit organisation that supports victims of child abuse, and Rotary Constantia visited the Family Violence Child Protection and Sexual Offences (FCS) Unit offices at the Fish Hoek police station last week where they donated 35 care packs for these children.
The packs contain something to eat and drink, a notebook and pen, a teddy bear, underwear and toiletries.
Peter Rogers, president of the Constantia Rotary Club, said they wanted to make the reporting process less traumatic for the child. “Less trauma will also result in the child being a credible witness in court and the chances of a conviction is just so much bigger.”
Matla A Bana tries to make reporting facilities at the SAPS units, courts and hospitals more child friendly and it trains police officers to work with traumatised victims.
Mr Rogers said there was a need for volunteers to help maintain the garden at the FCS Unit so children waiting to be interviewed had a place to play. The offices also needed a microwave, repainting and carpet cleaning.
Call Monique at 083 212 9824, Marge at 082 456 7453, or Peter at 083 303 0489 if you can help. Visit matlaabana.co.za for more information.